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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.

Scott D Barton
Scott D Barton
Associate Professor- Arts, Communications, and Humanities
Humanities & Arts

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

Sarah D Olson
Sarah D Olson
Professor & Department Head, ad interim
Mathematical Sciences

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

Cagdas  Onal
Cagdas Onal
Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Robotics Engineering

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

Carlo  Pinciroli
Carlo Pinciroli
Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering and Assistant Professor of Fire Protection Engineering
Robotics 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

Andrew C Trapp
Andrew C Trapp
Associate Professor
The Business School

Prof. Trapp's research areas include placement optimization in refugee resettlement, human trafficking, and foster care. Given the recent events in Ukraine he can provide insight into the following:

Eric Mosher Young

Prof. Young is an expert in yeast, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. His research uses machine learning, directed evolution, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and genetic circuits to make yeast cell factories for... Read More

Haichong  Zhang
Haichong Zhang
Assistant Professor
Robotics Engineering

Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. The research in his lab focuses on the interface of medical imaging, sensing, and... Read More