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.
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
Professor Powell focuses his research on validated mathematical modeling of metal process development for clean energy and energy efficiency. His research group is developing new projects whose goals are to reduce vehicle body... Read More