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The McMaster School of Computational Science and Engineering has approximately 50 faculty members drawn from a wide range of disciplines. Nearly 50 per cent of these faculty members hold prestigious Canada Research Chair, NSERC Industrial Chair or SHARCNET Chair appointments.


 

Computational Physical Sciences

Name Department Research Interests
1 Dr. Paul Ayers Chemistry Density functional theory; computational modelling of enzymes
2 Dr. Nabil Bassim Materials Science & Engineering Structure-Processing-Property Relationships, Electron Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam Microscopy, Nanomaterials, 2-D materials, Image Processing, Beam-Sample interactions, Structural Materials (Concrete, Metallurgical Alloys), Nanofabrication
3 Dr. Blaise Bourdin Mathematics & Statistics Modelling and computational aspects of failure of materials and structures. Optimal design problems
4 Dr. Samir Chidiac Civil Engineering Durability/service life modelling of comentitious and polymeric materials, FEA/heat and Mass Transport process, Stone masonry, Buildings Science
5 Dr. Hugh Couchman Physics & Astronomy Numerical simulation of the formation and evolution of cosmic structure
6 Dr. Timothy Field Electrical & Computer Engineering Stochastic differential equation and random field theory applied to waves in random media: electromagnetic scattering and propagation; spin dynamics and relaxation, magnetic resonance physics (NMR / EPR); stochastic volatility modelling for inference problems (in a diffusion / Ito process framework)
7 Dr. Franya Franek Computing & Software String Algorithms and Pattern Matching, Combinatorics and Combinatorial Algorithms, Memory management in Programming, Artificial Intelligence
8 Dr. Matheus Grasselli Mathematics & Statistics Financial Mathematics – the use of modern mathematical tools from stochastic analysis, probability theory and statistics to understand, model and make decisions in Financial Markets
9 Dr. Peijun Guo Civil Engineering Geomechanics and geotechnical engineering; Numerical modelling of complex geotechnical structures; Advanced experimental study of soil behaviour
10 Dr. Sonia Hassini Civil Engineering Sustainable Water Management, Water Resources Systems, Climate Change, Statistical Analysis, Text Mining, Data Fusion, Analytical and Data-Driven models.
11 Dr. Paul Higgs Physics & Astronomy Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetic Methods, RNA Secondary Structure, The OGRe Database of Mitochondrial Genomes, Food Webs and Ecological Communities, Polymers and Soft Condensed Matter, Population Genetics and Mathematical Biology
12 Dr. Nicholas Kevlahan Mathematics & Statistics Theory and computation of fluid turbulence, with a special interest in Adaptive Numerical Methods based on the Wavelet Transform
13 Dr. Zoe Li Civil Engineering Modeling water, climate and environmental systems, using physically-based and data-driven approaches
14 Dr. John Luxat Engineering Physics Nuclear Safety Analysis, Experimental Studies in Nuclear Safety Thermalhydraulics, Theoretical Modelling Studies in Nuclear Safety Thermalhydraulics
15 Dr. Ned Nedialkov Computing & Software Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs); Differential Algebraic Equations (DAEs); Validated Numerical Methods; Interval Methods for ODEs; Mathematical Software; Hybrid Dynamic Systems; Automatic Differentiation
16 Dr. Michael Noseworthy Electrical & Computer Engineering Medical imaging physics; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); multinuclear spectroscopy (MNS); machine learning; brain; muscle; cancer
17 Dr. Dmitry Pelinovsky Mathematics & Statistics Existence and stability of solitons in nonlinear dispersive wave equations, modeling of photonic crystals and Bose-Einstein condensates, analysis of discrete lattices
18 Dr. Bartosz Protas Mathematics & Statistics Integration of optimization and control theory with computational fluid dynamics
19 Dr. Sanzheng Qiao Computing & Software Numerical linear algebra and applications, Scientific computing, Numerical software
20 Dr. Fereshteh Rajabi Physics & Astronomy using theoretical quantum optics tools and numerical modelling to explain astronomical observations
21 Dr. An-Chang Shi Physics & Astronomy Theoretical study of self-assembly and phase transitions in polymeric systems, self-assembly and morphology of block copolymer and surfactant aggregates in solutions, statistical mechanics of conformation of macromolecules, dynamics of reactive polymeric systems, theory of polymerization kinetics
22 Dr. Shahram Shirani Electrical & Computer Engineering Multimedia computing systems, signal compression for multimedia communications, multimedia hardware architectures, image and video processing, ultrasound imaging
23 Dr. Spencer Smith Computing & Software Computer Aided Geometric Design, Dimensional Metrology, Industrial Geometry Inspection, Manufacturing Automation, Computer Graphics and Visualization including Haptics
24 Dr. Bill Smyth Computing & Software Combinatorial Algorithms, especially on strings & graphs; Combinatorics on Words and Applications, especially to Bioinformatics, Data Compression & Data Mining
25 Dr. Erik Sorensen Physics & Astronomy Theory and simulation of quantum materials. In particular low dimensional strongly correlated systems, such as frustrated magnets and mesoscopic electronic systems
26 Dr. Seshasai Srinivasan School of Engineering Practice & Technology Computational fluid dynamics, Computational modeling focused in the areas of lithium ion batteries, biosensors, steel design, thermodiffusive flows, food rheology, and IC engines. Numerical optimization and algorithm design.
27 Dr. Stephen Tullis Mechanical Engineering Numerical modelling of turbulent flows and combustion
28 Dr. Rodrigo Vargas Hernandez Chemistry & Chemical Biology modern numerical frameworks to accelerate materials simulations
29 Dr. James Wadsley Physics & Astronomy Theoretical astrophysics – the formation and evolution of galaxies and the formation of gas planets
30 Dr. Xiaolin Wu Electrical & Computer Engineering Algorithms for multimedia signal processing and communications, and visual computing
31 Dr. Li Xi Chemical Engineering Soft matter and complex fluids, polymer materials, non-Newtonian fluids, rheology, turbulence, computational fluid dynamics, molecular modeling, multiscale simulations

 

Computational Optimization, Design and Control

Name Department Research Interests
1 Dr. Christopher Anand Computing & Software Magnetic Resonance Imaging, High Performance Computing, Optimization, Software Engineering
2 Dr. Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan Mathematics & Statistics Order statistics, distribution theory
3 Dr. Hans Boden Mathematics & Statistics Gauge theory and low-dimensional topology; Knots, links, braids and their invariants; Moduli spaces of vector bundles over Riemann surfaces
4 Dr. Gary Bone Mechanical Engineering Robotics, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Manufacturing Automation
5 Dr. Blaise Bourdin Mathematics & Statistics Modelling and computational aspects of failure of materials and structures. Optimal design problems
6 Dr. Fei Chiang Computing & Software Data management, Databases, Data quality, Data privacy, Text mining
7 Dr. Samir Chidiac Civil Engineering Durability/service life modelling of comentitious and polymeric materials, FEA/heat and Mass Transport process, Stone masonry, Buildings Science
8 Dr. Antoine Deza Computing & Software Combinatorial and Continuous Optimization, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Enumeration Algorithms
9 Dr. Wael El-Dakhakhni Civil Engineering Systemic Risk Modeling and Simulation, Resilience Evaluation of Interdependent Systems, Cascading Effects Prediction, Multivariate Data Analysis
10 Dr. Mohamed Ezzeldin Civil Engineering Data analytics, Predictive models, Resilience of infrastructure systems, Simulation of complex systems under extreme events, Text mining
11 Dr. Zhen Gao School of Engineering Practice & Technology artificial intelligence and machine learning/deep learning, advanced robotics
12 Dr. Matheus Grasselli Mathematics & Statistics Financial Mathematics – the use of modern mathematical tools from stochastic analysis, probability theory and statistics to understand, model and make decisions in Financial Markets
13 Dr. Berk Görgülü DeGroote School of Business Models of healthcare operations; predictive and prescriptive analytics to support decision-making under uncertainty.
14 Dr. Elkafi Hassini DeGroote School of Business Data-driven optimization and supply chain analytics
15 Dr. Kai Huang DeGroote School of Business Large-scale optimization arising in operations management, computational approaches for stochastic optimization
16 Dr. George Karakostas Computing & Software Design and analysis of algorithms (in particular approximation algorithms for hard problems); Computational Complexity; Application of theoretical results to practice. Game-theoretical study of large data and communication networks
17 Dr. Zahra Motamed Keshavarz Mechanical Engineering Medical devices, Medical imaging; Diagnostic, Intervention-predictive and intervention-optimization tools
18 Dr. Thia Kirubarajan Electrical & Computer Engineering Estimation, target tracking, information fusion, signal processing, communications, sensor resource management, system diagnosis and fault detection
19 Dr. Anastastis Kratsios Mathematics & Statistics Deep learning applied in mathematical finance and data science
20 Dr. Zoe Li Civil Engineering Modeling water, climate and environmental systems, using physically-based and data-driven approaches
21 Dr. Vladimir Mahalec Chemical Engineering Software engineering and application design, development, and implementation (advanced process control, process engineering and design, planning, scheduling, plant optimization, feedstock selection, trading and logistics). Expertise in value chain optimization in petroleum, petrochemicals, and other process industries
22 Dr. Hamidreza Mahyar School of Engineering Practice & Technology Machine Learning; Network Science; Natural Language Processing; Graph Neural Networks; AI Drug Discovery; Recommendation Systems
23 Dr. Moataz Mohamed Civil Engineering Systemic evaluation of transportation networks to achieve sustainable and resilient transportation systems.
24 Dr. Ned Nedialkov Computing & Software Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs); Differential Algebraic Equations (DAEs); Validated Numerical Methods; Interval Methods for ODEs; Mathematical Software; Hybrid Dynamic Systems; Automatic Differentiation
25 Dr. Nana Ofori-Opoku Materials Science & Engineering Computational condensed matter physics and materials science
26 Dr. Christopher Swartz Chemical Engineering Model-based control, integration of plant and control system design, optimization, mathematical modeling, numerical computation
27 Dr. Sash Vaid DeGroote School of Business Deep learning models; Bayesian neural network; Interdisciplinarity; Digital economy; Digital marketing & sales; Marketing & finance interface; Innovation
28 Dr. Rodrigo Vargas Hernandez Chemistry & Chemical Biology modern numerical frameworks to accelerate materials simulations
29 Dr. Manish Verma DeGroote School of Business Developing analytical approaches (optimization and solution algorithm) for multimodal network design of transportation systems; risk assessment and management of dangerous goods; disruption and resilience issues in supply chain management.
30 Dr. Manaf Zargoush DeGroote School of Business Aged health care, artificial intelligence and image processing, optimization
31 Dr. Yun Zhou DeGroote School of Business Optimization models and methods in revenue management and inventory management, Queueing theory and models in service operations

 

Computational Biosciences

Name Department Research Interests
1 Dr. Christopher Anand Computing & Software Magnetic Resonance Imaging, High Performance Computing, Optimization, Software Engineering
2 Dr. Paul Ayers Chemistry Density functional theory; computational modelling of enzymes
3 Dr. Patrick Bennett Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Visual perception, pattern vision, psychophysics, neural plasticity and development, aging, evoked potentials and EEG, neuroimaging
4 Dr. Ben Bolker Mathematics & Statistics; Biology Dynamics of ecological and evolutionary systems; analytical, computational, and statistical methods. Particular interests in spatial population dynamics of competitive and host-pathogen systems
5 Dr. Jonathan Cannon Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Computational neurobiology and cognition
6 Dr. Jonathan Dushoff Biology Theoretical, statistical and computational approaches to understanding the evolution and spread of infectious diseases
7 Dr. Ian Dworkin Biology Studying phenotypic evolution using multivariate approaches. Multi-trait genome wide association studies, empirical and methods development. Computational Genomic analysis. meta-analyses in evolution and genetics. Agent based modeling to test evolutionary questions.
8 Dr. David Earn Mathematics & Statistics Epidemiology, Immunization Strategies, Ecology, Conservation, Animal Behaviour
9 Dr. Franya Franek Computing & Software String Algorithms and Pattern Matching, Combinatorics and Combinatorial Algorithms, Memory management in Programming, Artificial Intelligence
10 Dr. Brian Golding Biology Frequency and properties of laterally transferred genes, the properties of protein repeats and the determinants of  evolutionary rates of change
11 Dr. John Iversen Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour how human brain dynamics support rich perception and complex motor behaviours; Music Cognition, EEG Algorithms, Large-group EEG hyperscanning, Motion Capture, Neurostimulation
12 Dr. Pratheepa Jeganathan Mathematics & Statistics Multi-domain statistical methods; Resampling methods for dependent data; Probabilistic modeling; Approximation theory in statistics
13 Dr. Alexander Jeremic Electrical & Computer Engineering Biomedical signal processing, medical imaging, biochemical sensing and environmental monitoring, array signal processing
14 Dr. Lauren Fink Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Cognitive neuroscience, music, signal processing, and machine learning
15 Dr. Paul McNicholas Mathematics & Statistics Big data; bioinformatics; classification; clustering; computational statistics; data science; discriminant analysis; high-dimensional data; high-performance computing; parallel computing; statistical learning; statistics
16 Dr. David Meyre Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Gene identification, Epigenetics, Evolutionary genetics, System biology
17 Dr. Bruce Milliken Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Attention and visual perception
18 Dr. Kathy Murphy Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Development of vision and the areas of the brain that process visual information. The development of vision and the visual system. Visual and neural changes associated with lazy-eye (amblyopia). We use a variety of neurobiological, computational, and psychophysics techniques in our experiments. Development of the visual cortex from new perspectives, searching for, and finding clues that help us to understand how vision develops
19 Dr. Michael Noseworthy Electrical & Computer Engineering Medical imaging physics; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); multinuclear spectroscopy (MNS); machine learning; brain; muscle; cancer
20 Dr. Allison Sekuler Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour Cognitive neuroscience, visual perception, perceptual organization, face and object recognition,motion perception, aging and vision, neuroimaging
21 Dr. Shahram Shirani Electrical & Computer Engineering Multimedia computing systems, signal compression for multimedia communications, multimedia hardware architectures, image and video processing, ultrasound imaging
22 Dr. Bill Smyth Computing & Software Combinatorial Algorithms, especially on strings & graphs; Combinatorics on Words and Applications, especially to Bioinformatics, Data Compression & Data Mining
23 Dr. Ranil Sonnadara Surgery Auditory Perception, Music Cognition, Medical Education, Motor Learning, Skill Acquisition, EEG, Neuroimaging, Motion Capture
24 Dr. Jennifer Stearns Medicine Microbial community maturation within the context of a maturing host environment. Early infant nutrition choices on bacterial succession. Microbial contribution to early life origins of disease.
25 Dr. Jonathon Stone Biology Computational biological research at multiple hierarchical levels
26 Dr. Gail Wolkowicz Mathematics & Statistics Theoretical and computational approaches to population dynamics using the qualitative theory of differential equations including bifurcation theory, with applications to ecology, epidemiology, and bioreactors
27 Dr. Xiaolin Wu Electrical & Computer Engineering Algorithms for multimedia signal processing and communications, and visual computing
28 Dr. Boris Zhorov Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences Molecular modeling of ion channels with drugs and toxins. We use program ZMM that employs the method of Monte Carlo-energy minimization in the space of generalized coordinates