Research

Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems & Computation

The analysis of complex and massive datasets and the development of sophisticated computational models are essential to our understanding and prediction of complex phenomena and systems associated with personalized medicine, healthcare delivery, transportation systems, social networks, the human brain, global climate, and international economic development. The Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation (I-DISC) builds upon the foundation of Lehigh research expertise in areas such as machine learning, optimization, probabilistic modeling, data-driven decision making, high-performance and data-intensive computing, statistical signal and image processing, data representation and management, modeling and simulation, robotics and computer vision, business and management technology, and privacy and security. Teams of researchers will combine fundamental data and computational approaches with those focused on critical applications, utilizing core high-performance computing and cyber–physical systems facilities. I-DISC will create a fertile space for collaboration with industrial, academic, and governmental partners to attack some of the most pressing problems in technology and society.

Co-Directors

Dr. Hector Munoz-Avila
Co-Director

Class of 1961 Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Katya Scheinberg
Co-Director

Harvey E. Wagner Endowed Chair Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Faculty

Kate Arrington
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Ganesh Balasubramanian
Mechanical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Arindam Banerjee
Mechanical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Eric P. S. Baumer
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Subhrajit Bhattacharya
Mechanical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Rick Blum
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Paolo Bocchini
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Javier Buceta Fernandez
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Nancy Carlisle
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Shin-yi Chou
Economics
College of Business and Economics

John Coulter
Mechanical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Frank E. Curtis
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Brian Davison
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Boris Defourny
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Mariana De Maio
Journalism and Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Panos Diplas
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Joshua Ehrig
Management
College of Business and Economics

Benjamin Felzer
Earth and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Dan Frangopol
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Qiong Fu
Education Statistics
College of Education

Joachim Grenestedt
Mechanical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

David Griffith
Marketing
College of Business and Economics

Xiaochen Guo
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Kathleen Hanley
Finance
College of Business and Economics

Martin Harmer
Materials Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Miltos Hatalis
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Jeffrey Heflin
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Sharon Huang
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Wei-min Huang
Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences

Almut Hupbach
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Wonpil Im
Bioengineering/
Biology
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
College of Arts and Sciences

Anand Jagota
Bioengineering Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Haiyan Jia
Journalism and Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Shalinee Kishore
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Henry Korth
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Mayuresh Kothare
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Alberto Lamadrid
Economics
College of Business and Economics

Jing Li
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Wenxin Liu
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Yaling Liu
Mechanical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Ginny McSwain
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

Jeetain Mittal
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Julie Miwa
Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

Hector Munoz-Avila
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Padraig O'Seaghdha
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Alparsian Oztekin
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Shamim Pakzad
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Joshua Pepper
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

Steve Peters
Earth and Environmental Science
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Janos Pinter
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Ted Ralphs
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Srinivas Rangarajan
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Jeff Rickman
Materials Science Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

James Ricles
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Richard Sause
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Katya Schienberg
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Neal Snow
Accounting
College of Business and Economics

Michael Spear
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Robert Storer
Industrial Systems and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Muhannad Suleiman
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Haoyan Sun
Management
College of Business and Economics

Martin Takac
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Tamas Terlaky
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Tara Troy
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Dimitrios Vavylonis
Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

Parv Venkitasubramaniam
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Rebecca Wang
Marketing
College of Business and Economics

Ting Wang
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Masashi Watanabe
Materials Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Edmund Webb
Mechanical Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Sihong Xie
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Y. C. Ethan Yang
Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Yuliang Yao
Management
College of Business and Economics

Yue Yu
Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences

Dawei (David) Zhang
Management
College of Business and Economics

Miaomiao Zhang
Computer Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Chao Zhou
Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Luis Zuluaga
Industrial and Systems Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

Research Thrusts

Data, including data science methods and tasks such as data acquisition, data evaluation, large-scale storage and retrieval, adaptation/ interpolation/ inferencing of data collected;

Intelligent Systems that facilitate decision-making by both humans and machines, and presentation of the data including visualization and summarization. Included are systems that actuate based on these decisions; and,

Computation related to aggregating computational power to solve complex problems, first-principles modeling and simulation.