Experts on mathematical modeling

Mathematical modeling is a fundamental tool in engineering and science. It is a way of representing, through equations and algorithms, the behavior of real objects and systems. Scientists and engineers build models and then test, or validate, them through observation and experiments. Among many other purposes, WPI experts on mathematical modeling use mathematical models to study biological systems, to fine tune medical imaging technology, to help prevent human trafficking, and develop soft robots for search and rescue missions.

Neil Heffernan
Professor Heffernan researches how smarter technologies can help K-12 classrooms use technology more effectively and optimize student learning. ... View Profile
Renata Konrad
Renata Konrad
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
Professor Olson explores development of mathematical and computational models to understand emergent phenomenon in biological systems. ... View Profile
Cagdas Onal
Professor Onal conducts research in soft robotics, a largely underexplored area of robotics that has significance in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response. ... View Profile
Carlo Pinciroli
  • Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering and Assistant Professor of Fire Protection Engineering Robotics Engineering
  • Email: cpinciroli@wpi.edu
  • Phone: +1 (508) 8316853
Professor Pinciroli's research focuses on designing innovative tools for swarm robotics. ... View Profile
Adam Clayton Powell
  • Associate Professor Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Email: acpowell@wpi.edu
Professor Powell focuses his research on validated mathematical modeling of metal process development for clean energy and energy efficiency. ... View Profile
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Andrew C Trapp
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: ... View Profile
Bogdan M. Vernescu
As a professor of mathematical sciences and widely published researcher, Bogdan Vernescu areas of expertise include composite materials, porous media, smart materials, applied mathematics and mathematical modeling. ... View Profile
Eric Mosher Young
Prof. Young is an expert in yeast, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. ... View Profile
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Haichong Zhang
Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. ... View Profile