Principal Investigators

William Ratcliff

Uses neutron scattering and AI to explore superconducting materials that might be useful for quantum computers.
Email: wratclif@umd.edu
Web: https://www.nist.gov/people/william-d-ratcliff
Affiliation: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Wolfgang Losert

Studies dynamical properties of complex systems at the convergence of physics and biology with special focus on cell motion and collective behavior to understand cancer.
Email: wlosert@umd.edu
Web: https://losertlab.umd.edu/
Affiliation: IPST and Physics at the University of Maryland

Maria (Marilena) Longobardi

Atomic scale structure and electronic properties of low dimensional systems (1D and 2D). Quantum phenomena in semiconductors and hybrid nanostructures. Scientific Coordinator at NCCR SPIN (University of Basel).
Email: maria.longobardi@unibas.ch
Web: https://www.nccr-spin.ch/news/maria-longobardi-is-our-new-coordinator
Affiliation: University of Basel, Switzerland

Alexis Knaub

Consultant, evaluator, and researcher in postsecondary STEM education.
Email: avknaub@gmail.com
Web: https://www.alexis.science/
Affiliation: American Association of Physics Teachers

Mohammad Soltanieh-ha

Strongly correlated electronic systems in low dimensions, computer vision in cancer diagnosis, high-performance computing. Faculty Expert at Google Cloud.
Email: msoltani@bu.edu
Web: https://www.bu.edu/questrom/profile/mohammad-soltanieh-ha/
Affiliation: Questrom School of Business at Boston University

Fellows

Sebastian Atalla

Investigating the use of deep learning in denoising and reconstructing hyperpolarized xenon-129 MRI and xenon-enhanced CT
Email: atalla@unc.edu
Web: https://github.com/swatalla
Title: PhD Student
Affiliation: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fatemeh Bagheri

Observations of exoplanets orbiting source stars in microlensing events and the direct detection of light reflection from exoplanets.
Email: bagheri.fateme@gmail.com
Web: DSECOP Fellows
Title: NSF Postdoc
Affiliation: The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

Julie Butler

Machine learning in many-body studies of the nucleus and related nuclear systems
Email: butle222@msu.edu
Web: DSECOP Fellows
Title: PhD Student
Affiliation: Michigan State University

Cunwei Fan

Deep learning methods to analyze leptons from data produced by hadron collider and Monte Carlo simulation from CERN
Email: cfan11@illinois.edu
Web: https://fancunwei95.github.io/
Title: PhD Student
Affiliation: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Radha Mastandrea

Trains neural networks to recognize the physical symmetries of particle collision events and use these symmetries for classification tasks.
Email: rmastand@berkeley.edu
Web: https://rmastand.github.io/
Title: PhD Student
Affiliation: UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Karan Shah

Machine learning accelerated electronic structure simulations for matter under extreme conditions.
Email: k.shah@hzdr.de
Web: https://karan.sh
Title: PhD Student
Affiliation: Center for Advanced Systems Understanding, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Görlitz, Germany

Community Manager

Anıl Zenginoğlu

Black holes, gravitational waves, hyperbolic geometry, and null infinity.
Email: anil@umd.edu
Web: anilzen.github.io
Affiliation: IPST at the University of Maryland