Experts on simulation

In science and engineering, simulation is a valuable tool that can be used to explore how a technology or system works, how it might respond under various conditions, and how it might change or evolve over time. Simulations are extensions of mathematical modeling, which uses equations and algorithms to represent the behavior of real objects and systems. Among other topics, WPI experts on simulation have used this tool to simulate robotic systems, to simulate the brain’s response to concussion, and to simulate human cell division.

Raghvendra V. Cowlagi
  • Aerospace Engineering
Professor Cowlagi's research addresses various aspects of autonomy of mobile vehicles such as unmanned aerial vehicles and self-driving cars, including how such vehicles understand their environments and make independent decisions. ... View Profile
Gregory S. Fischer
  • 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
Songbai Ji
  • Biomedical Engineering
Professor Ji's research seeks to integrate advanced neuroimaging into traumatic brain injury (TBI) biomechanics research to understand injuries to functionally important neural pathways while developing techniques to achieve near real-time response feed ... View Profile
Renata Konrad
Renata Konrad
  • The Business School
Professor Konrad recently returned from a Fulbright scholarship in Lviv, Ukraine, where she exchanged offices and homes with a professor at a Ukrainian university. She studies the application of industrial engineering and mathematical knowledge. ... View Profile
Sarah D Olson
  • Mathematical Sciences
Professor Olson explores development of mathematical and computational models to understand emergent phenomenon in biological systems. ... View Profile
Cagdas Onal
  • Robotics Engineering
Professor Onal conducts research in soft robotics, a largely underexplored area of robotics that has significance in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response. ... View Profile