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Ali Al-Sharadqah

**Ali Al-Sharadqah**

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN123

E-Mail: ali.alsharadqah@csun.edu

Phone: (818)677-2703

Website

**Research Interests: I.** Statistics: Errors-In-Variables (EIV) Models, Statistical Inference, Geometric Estimation, and Computational Statistics.

**II.** The applications of Projective Geometry onto computer vision and 3D reconstruction: Fundamental Matrix and Homography computations and Rotation Matrix estimation.

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Alexander Alekseenko

**Alexander Alekseenko**

Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN130

E-Mail: alexander.alekseenko@csun.edu

Phone: 818-677-2645

Website

**Research Interests:** Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations, Numerical General Relativity, Inverse Problems, Optimization.

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Jorge Balbas

**Jorge Balbas**

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN125

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-4772

Website

**Research Interests:** My research interest is in Scientific Computing and Numerical Analysis. In particular,I am interested in the design and implementation of efficient numerical algorithms for solving hyperbolic conservation laws and related time dependent problems. Examples and applications include shallow water flows --channel and coastal flows, gas dynamics, and magnetohydrodynamics.

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David Bermudes

**David Bermudes**

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: MG4217

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-6062

**Research Interests:** Symbiosis and pathogenesis are closely related evolutionary consequences of the interaction of two or more organisms. My laboratory engineers pathogenic bacteria to become non-pathogenic and specifically home to and kill cancer cells

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Cristina Cadavid

**Cristina Cadavid**

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Office: LO1130

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2771

**Research Interests:** research in solar physics centers on: study of the scaling symmetry of the spatial and temporal structures of solar magnetic and velocity fields; constraining from observations the properties of dynamo models; energy transport in the solar atmosphere and the connection between kinetic and magnetic processes in the solar surface and the heating of the solar upper atmosphere.

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Randy Cohen

**Randy Cohen **

Professor of Biology

Office: EH2102

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-3356 and 818-677-2352

**Research Interests:** My research laboratory investigates the molecular and biochemical time course of neurological disorders like ataxia, identifying how the central nervous system (CNS) reacts to chemical alterations of those neighboring cells that are destined for neurodegeneration. Specifically, my students and I study the biochemical and molecular effects of how neurons, affected by the phenomenon of glutamate dysfunction, may be protected by various signal transduction systems.

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Dale Conner

**Dale Conner**

Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management

Office: JD3511

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-4730

Website

**Research Interests:** My research interests lie in the processing and mechanical characterization of bulk metallic glass and its composites, and amorphous thin films.

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Daniel Curtis

**Daniel Curtis**

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: LO1300

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2479

**Research Interests:** Study of the spectroscopic properties of atmospheric aerosol particles. This data is used for studies of Earth's climate and urban air pollution.

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Maria-Rita D'Orsogna

**Maria-Rita D'Orsogna**

Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN123

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2703

Website

**Research Interests:** My research interests include particle swarming, transport phenomena in biology, viral entry and mathematical modeling of crime and sociological behavior. I am also an environmental activist.

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Rabia Djellouli

**Rabia Djellouli**

Chair, Department of Mathematics

Office: SN121/ LO1300

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-5867/ 2721

Website

**Research Interests:** Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation Phenomena (Scattering & Guidance), Computational Mechanics, System Identification and Finite Element Model Updating, Scientific Computing, Numerical Analysis, Biomathematics and Biomedical Engineering.

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Jussi Eloranta

**Jussi Eloranta**

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: EH2025

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2677

Website

**Research Interests: **low temperature chemistry in superfluid helium, liquid phase studies of organic radicals, decomposition reactions of perxoides, matrix isolation spectroscopy of small molecules.

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Steven Fiedler

**Steven Fiedler**

IRIS Post-Doctoral Fellow

Office: SN418

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-7796

**Research Interests:**Computation of scientific and mathematical systems: Electronic structure calculations of solvated environments, nonadiabatic dynamics, numerical methods in wave propagation, cell membrane simulation

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Simon Garrett

**Simon Garrett**

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Office: MG4300

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-3361 and 818-677-3381

**Research Interests:** My research interests are centered around surface science. In particular, I am interested in photochemistry, transition metal alloys and oxides. Currently, I am pursuing three research directions (i) understanding the corrosion and joining of bulk metallic glasses (ii) understanding the reactivity of organic molecules in ice films with a view to comet chemistry and (iii) making oxide nanoparticles for use as nanophotocatalysts and nanomagnets.

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David Klein

**David Klein **

Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN127

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-7792

Website

**Research Interests:** Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology, Statistical Mechanics, Climate Science.

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Tyler Luchko

**Tyler Luchko **

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Office: LO1124B

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-6442

**Research Interests:** My group develops new computational methods, based on molecular solvation theory, to help understand interactions between proteins, DNA and thousands of small molecules at the atomic scale. This work uses molecular modeling, integral equation theory, and statistical mechanics to help solve problems in biophysics, computational chemistry, and drug design.

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Majid Mojirsheibani

**Majid Mojirsheibani**

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN122

E-Mail: majid.mojirsheibani@csun.edu

Phone: 818-677-7814

Website

**Research Interests:** Nonparametric estimation and inference; Probabilistic classification and pattern recognition; Missing data; Bootstrap and other resampling methods.

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Sean Murray

**Sean Murray**

Professor of Biology

Office: EH2205

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2950

**Research Interests:** My laboratory focuses on the role of lipids (fats) in bacterial cell division and differentiation using the model organism Caulobacter crescentus.

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Vladislav Panferov

**Vladislav Panferov**

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN129

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2326

Website

**Research Interests:** applied mathematics, partial differential equations, kinetic theory and statistical physics, mathematical biology.

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Dayanthie Weeraratne

**Dayanthie Weeraratne**

Associate Professor of Geological Sciences

Office: LO1203

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2046

Website

**Research Interests:** I use interdisciplinary techniques in surface wave tomography, shear wave splitting, and physical fluid dynamics, to study geophysical problems including the the formation and evolution of continental lithosphere,coupling of asthenospheric flow with oceanic and continental lithosphere, and the dynamics of planetary systems such as the interaction of whole mantle convection and planetary core dynamics with upper mantle and surface observables.

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Emmanuel Yomba

**Emmanuel Yomba**

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN124

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-2711

**Research Interests:** Mathematical Physics. Study of Integrability conditions for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (NLPDEs), Qualitative Approaches and Construction of Analytical Approaches for Solving NLPDEs and statistical physics, mathematical biology.

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Ali Zakeri

**Ali Zakeri **

Professor of Mathematics

Office: SN120

E-Mail:

Phone: 818-677-7816

Website

**Research Interests:** Applied Mathematics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Approximation Theory.