Experts on algorithms
Widely used in mathematics and computer science, algorithms are well-defined, step-by-step sets of instructions or rules used to solve particular problems or achieve specific goals. Algorithms underlie other types of computation, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data mining (a technique used in data science). WPI experts on algorithms use these tools for a wide range of purposes, including building models of biological systems and human trafficking, controlling self-playing musical instruments, and organizing robot swarms.
Professor Barton composes and performs electro acoustic music, designs and builds robots, and conducts psychological research. He combines these efforts in the development of technological tools that inspire creativity and... Read More
Professor Olson explores development of mathematical and computational models to understand emergent phenomenon in biological systems. Applications include tissue engineering, micro-organism motility, muscle contraction, and... Read More
Professor Onal conducts research in soft robotics, a largely underexplored area of robotics that has significance in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response. Soft robots could potentially be deployed in search-and-rescue... Read More
Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering and Assistant Professor of Fire Protection Engineering
Professor Pinciroli's research focuses on designing innovative tools for swarm robotics. The ultimate goal of my work is to create a resilient, easily deployable hardware/software robotic infrastructure for dangerous... Read More