WSE Welcome: Our New Faculty

Fall 2011

Daniel Robinson joins Applied Mathematics and Statistics as an assistant professor. Robinson completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University, after receiving his PhD from the University of California, San Diego. His general research area is optimization, which lies at the interface of applied linear algebra, operations research, and applied mathematics.

Zachary Gagnon joins Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as an assistant professor, after serving as a postdoc at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed his PhD at the University of Notre Dame. His work focuses on how electric fields interact with fluid interfaces to induce precise injection and selective mass transport. The goal is to apply electro-fluidic phenomena to protein purification, cell migration, and rare cell isolation applications.

Rebecca Schulman joins Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as an assistant professor from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Miller Fellow in physics. Her research centers on new methods to build synthetic materials that model the structure and behavior of cells and tissue.


Somnath Ghosh joins Civil Engineering as the Michael G. Callas Professor in Civil Engineering, with a secondary appointment in Mechanical Engineering. He arrived at Hopkins in April 2011 from Ohio State University, where he was the John B. Nordholt Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He works in the area of computational mechanics and materials, a rapidly growing discipline that develops and uses computational methodologies to characterize, predict, and simulate physical events and engineering systems. His Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory is located in Latrobe Hall.

Vladimir Braverman joins Computer Science as an assistant professor from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his PhD. His work focuses on algorithms for data streams, communication complexity, and related areas.