Experts on COVID 19

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). First detected in China in late 2019, it quickly spread around the world and spawned a continuing global pandemic that has killed millions of people. WPI experts on COVID-19 can address many aspects of the disease and its impacts, including the genetic structure of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, how to model of the spread of the disease and the effects of testing and treatment, methods for contact tracing, the importance of high-speed communications during pandemics, and the development of robotic systems for diagnosing and treating patients.

Joseph D. Fehribach
  • Professor Mathematical Sciences
Fehribach's research interests include Kirchhoff graphs, applied differential equations, and scientific computing. ... View Profile
Gregory S. Fischer
  • Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Fischer develops surgical robotics, including MRI-compatible robotic devices for enhancing cancer diagnosis, add intelligent automation to telesurgery, and develop assistive robotics, including socially assistive robots and wearable physically ... View Profile
Dmitry Korkin
  • Professor Computer Science
Professor Korkin's research is interdisciplinary and spans the fields of bioinformatics of complex disease, computational genomics, systems biology. ... View Profile
Jane Li
  • Assistant Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Li works on shared autonomous medical robots, which augment the capabilities of healthcare workers for nursing, assistance, and rehabilitation tasks. ... View Profile
Patrick Robert Schaumont
  • Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering
Schaumont's research interests are in hardware security related topics, a field that has gained enormous traction over the past two decades. He works on challenges in cryptographic engineering, and on making systems secure and tamper resistant. ... View Profile
Alexander Wyglinski
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor Wyglinski's work focuses on devising new, reliable, and robust wireless communications using artificial intelligence and machine learning.Given society's growing reliance on wireless connectivity, it is important that wireless communications a ... View Profile
Haichong Zhang
  • Assistant Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. ... View Profile