Faculty and Staff
General Inquiry: computationalscience@utep.edu Phone: (915)7476761 
Systems Analyst: Khodeza Begum, PhD Email: kbegum@utep.edu 
Assistant Director: Jackie Fiest, MS Email: jafiest@utep.edu 
Director: MingYing Leung, PhD Email: mleung@utep.edu 
Name* 
Research Area 
Phone; Fax* 

Home Department 
Biochemistry and molecular biology, genome and metabolic pathways 
7478813; 7476474 

Electronic, structural, magnetic, and vibrational properties of biomolecules 
7477529; 7475447 

Multiscale models of multiomics data; in silico tools to study complex living systems for predicting therapeutic plans; computational AI models for hybrid systems 
7476759; 7476502 

Signal and image processing 
7476968; 7477871 

Numerical constraint solving, interval computations, optimization, and multicriteria decision making 
7476950; 7475030 

Antarctica crustal structure imaging, spectral element simulations, machine learning, and nonlinear Bayesian inversions 
7475501; 7475073 

Estimation and testing methodologies for the nonparametric models fitted to dependent and highdimensional data 
7476764; 7476502 

Computational solid mechanics and computational fluid dynamics 
7476900; 7475019 

Fuel combustion, micropropulsion, and space system design 
7476906; 7475019 

Development of highfidelity computational tools to solve partial differential equations, including the analysis of perfectly matching layers for wave equations, with applications to the study of earthquakes and atmospheric fluid flow 
7475761; 7476502 

Environmental science and engineering, transport of aerosols in cities, transmission of lights through metal films 
7477530; 7475447 

Hardwaresoftware energysensitive codesign of high performance systems, strategies for improving caches and memory allocation in mobile systems, and their computational applications 
7476954; 7475030 

Development of novel computational, electrophysiological, and optical methods to record and analyze neuronal ensembles 
7478813;(857)2331843 

Machine learning, computer vision, robotics, and natural language processing 
7476956; 7475030 

Zhengtao Gan, PhD 
Multiscale multiphysics computational methods and machine learningbased design for additive manufacturing of metal, polymer, and ceramics 
7476179; 7475019 

Fiber Optic sensors for structural health monitoring, study of wireless sensor network performance, and power smart grid networking 
7476622; 7477871 

Big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, distributed and parallel computing, text and visual analytics, transfer learning, and computational biology 
7476340; 7475030 

Theoretical and computational chemistry, applying relativistic quantum chemistry methodologies for molecular systems, heavyelement chemistry and xray spectroscopies, and computational methodologies for investigating electronic and magnetic properties of materials 
7477346 

Tectonics and structural geology 
7475669; 7475073 

Computational modeling and simulation, biomechanics, systems engineering, engineering education and leadership development, design methodology, and collaborative design 
7477829 
mvaughan@utep.edu 

Artificial intelligence, multiagent systems, computational game theory, risk analysis, distributed optimization, mechanism design, team and coalition formation 
7475564; 7475030 

Interval computations, intelligent control, and reasoning under uncertainty 
7476951; 7475030 

Computational chemistry, reaction kinetics, impacts of atmospheric aerosols on climate 
7476552; 7475073 

Predictive algorithms, scan statistics, sequence analysis, structural bioinformatics, and probabilistic modeling in genomics and proteomics 
7476836; 7476502 

Computational biophysics, computational biology, bioinformatics, protein interactions, virus capsid assembly, molecular motor 
7478423; 7475447 

Molecular dynamics simulations of nuclear fragmentation, modeling nuclear caloric curve, entropy generation in collisions, and nuclear spindoal decomposition 
7477528; 7475447 

Modelbased systems engineering, strategic decisionmaking, social media in disaster response, and computational optimization models 
7478686; 7475019 
salunafong@utep.edu  
Power system operations, planning, forecasting, optimization, and economics; transactive energy systems; distribution system, microgrid and smart gird; computational intelligence; machine learning, cyber physical systems. 
7478653; 7477871 
pmandal@utep.edu  
Nonlinear partial differential equations, stochastic differential equations, mathematical finance, mathematical physics, and numerical methods 
7475761; 7476502 

Bioinformatics, genomics, population genetics, transcriptomics, cancer, Oglycosylation, machine learning, data mining, highperformance computing application development 
7476027; 7476502 

Highperformance computing, power modeling, and energy optimization 
7475054; 7475030 

Machine learning algorithms, atomistic simulations of materials, neural and Bayesian networks 
7477541; 7475447 

Hybrid nonlinear computation models: focusing on benefits of neural networks and fuzzy systems 
7475994; 7477871 

Development and application of serial and parallel computational methods for chemical and molecular physics, and quantum chemistry 
7475715; 7475447 

Image data mining, Big data analytics, Deep learning, Computer modeling and simulation for complex systems, insitu process monitoring and prognostic analysis for the Smart Manufacturing ecosystem 
7476903; 7477184 
mrahman13@utep.edu  
Electroninduced processes in semiconductors and multiscale modeling of material response under dynamic loading 
7475620; 7475447 

Highperformance computing and scientific visualization 
7476090; 7477871 

Bayesian computational methods 
7476843; 7476502 

3D printed electromagnetics and circuits, computational electromagnetics and computational lithography, sensors and microsystems 
20264EMLAB; 7477871 

Power system operations and planning, economics, reliability and resilience, including applications of highperformance computing, blockchain in electricity markets, and risk analysis for power systems with high penetration of renewable energy, data analytics, and AI 
7476632; 7477871 

Classification and clustering, Bayesian approaches 
7476844; 7476502 

Numerical methods solving differential equations describing problems on electromagnetic wave propagation, incompressible flow, plate bending, timedependent processes and their error analysis, and on developing mesh and time adaptivity schemes 
7476858; 7476502 

Quantum computing in solid state devices, superconducting qubits, semiconductor quantum dot spin qubits, and quantum algorithms for applications in nearterm noisy intermediatescale quantum (NISQ) devices 
7475715; 7475447 

Asphalt concrete, pavement material and design, pavement material testing and evaluation, resilient and sustainable materials for civil infrastructure, and predictive pavement performance modeling 
7476924; 7478037 

Automating the process of finding bugs and vulnerabilities in largescale software and machine learning systems; analyzing differential issues where the differences in systems' behaviors lead to information leaks, denialofservice issues, and adversarialexample attacks. 
7478408; 7475030 

Renewable energy, biomedical engineering, Internetbased manufacturing/computerbased decision support systems, sustainability engineering, data mining, and knowledge management and quality improvement technology 
7477990; 7475019 

Earthquake source modeling and hazards, seismotectonics, and nuclear treaty monitoring research. 
7475101; 7475073 

Information extraction for imaging spectroscopy or hyperspectral remote sensing; physicsbased signal processing; pattern recognition and machine learning; modeling simulation and control of electric power, electric energy, and cyberphysical systems 
7475534; 7477871 

Computational chemistry methods on nucleic acids in biology and nanotechnology, design of molecules with highaffinity target binding 
7477551 

Multiple comparisons, generalized linear models, and categorical data analysis 
7476847 

Numerical analysis and numerical partial differential equations 
7476864; 7476502 

Discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods, structure preserving numerical methods, dynamical lowrank approximations, time integration for gradient flows, efficient numerical methods for multiscale problems and for transport and kinetic equations, methods for singular elliptic PDEs, deep learning and PDEbased datadriven modeling 
7475761; 7476502 

Properties of molecules, nanocrystals and materials using quantum chemical simulations 
7478742; 7475447 

Computational modeling and experimental work in semiconductors, crystal growth, nanomaterials, fabrication, and nanodevices 
7476970; 7477871 