Faculty


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Réka Albert

Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology
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Monty Alger

Professor of Chemical Engineering


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Jean Paul Allain

Department Head and Professor of Nuclear Engineering


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Sez Atamturktur

Department Head and Harry and Arlene Schell Professor of Architectural Engineering


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Necdet Aybat

Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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Nathaniel Bastian

Adjunct Professor, Data Analytics and Business Analytics
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Allison Beese

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering


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Sean Brennan

Professor of Mechanical Engineering


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Ned Brokloff

Defense Research Liaison at the Applied Research Laboratory


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Daeun Choi

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering


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Micah Clark

Research Professor and Senior Scientist for Autonomy, AI, Cognitive Science at the Applied Research Laboratory


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Robert Collins

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


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Chitaranjan Das

Department Head and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


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Christopher DeFlitch

Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Penn State Hershey Medical Center


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Enrique Del Castillo

Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Professor of Statistics


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Simon Delattre

Assistant Research Professor of Computation Materials


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Kristina Douglass

Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African Studies


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Andrew Geronimo

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery


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Swaroop Ghosh

Joseph R. and Janice M. Monkowski Career Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Lee Giles

David Reese Professor at the College of Information Sciences and Technology


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Venkatraman Gopalan

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


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Corina Graif

Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology


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Amanda Hanford

Assistant Research Professor of Acoustics


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Murali Haran

Department Head and Professor of Statistics


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Long He

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering


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Ting He

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
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Paul Heinemann

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
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Vasant Honavar

Professor and Edward Frymoyer Chair of Information Sciences and Technology in the College of IST


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Daning Huang

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
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Shengxi Huang

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
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David Hunter

Professor of Statistics


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Eric Johnson

Professor of Aerospace Engineering


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Mahmut Kandemir

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
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Daniel Kifer

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


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Mehrdad Mahdavi

Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


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Guha Manogharan

Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


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Christopher McComb

James L. Henderson, Jr. Memorial Assistant Professor of Engineering Design
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Patrick McDaniel

William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
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Elia Merzari

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering


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John Messner

Charles and Elinor Matts Professor of Architectural Engineering


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David Miller

Professor of Electrical Engineering


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Simon Miller

Affiliate Professor of Architectural Engineering


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Vishal Monga

Professor of Electrical Engineering


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Jason Morton

Associate Professor of Mathematics


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Esther Obonyo

Associate Professor of Engineering Design


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Herschel Pangborn

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Kostas Papakonstantinou

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
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Rebecca Passonneau

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


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Christian Peco

Assistant Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
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Amy Pritchett

Department Head and Professor of Aerospace Engineering


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Tong Qiu

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Karl Reichard

Associate Research Professor of Acoustics


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Edward Reutzel

Associate Research Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics


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Joan Richtsmeier

Distinguished Professor of Anthropology


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Slava Rotkin

Frontier Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics


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John Sampson

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering


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Steven Schiff

Harvey F. Brush Chair in the College of Engineering


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Abhronil Sengupta

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
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Chaopeng Shen

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Parisa Shokouhi

Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
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Timothy Simpson

Interim Department Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs


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Puneet Singla

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering


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Alok Sinha

Professor of Mechanical Engineering


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Bharath Sriperumbudur

Associate Professor of Statistics


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Shyam Sundar

James P. Jimirro Professor of Media Effects
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Mauricio Terrones

Verne M. Willaman Professor of Physics


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Julio Urbina

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering


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Adri Van Duin

Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering


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Darrell Velegol

Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering


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Alan Wagner

Hartz Family Career Development Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
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Douglas Werner

John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering
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Hui Yang

Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
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Xiang Yang

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Minghui Zhu

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
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About

The Center for Artificial Intelligence Foundations and Engineered Systems (CAFE), pronounced café, brings together expertise from 75 researchers representing 24 academic units across Penn State with the goal of developing cross-disciplinary interactions. The center’s focus is on accelerating advances by synergistically advancing AI foundations and the techniques to deploy them efficiently toward applications focused on engineered and defense systems. CAFE provides opportunities for research partnerships, faculty/student recruitment, and technology transition to practice.

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