Nikos Tziolas

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Nikos Tziolas develops interpretable AI techniques and integrated sensing systems to support informed decision-making in agriculture.

Soil Science Deep Learning Spectroscopy AI Artificial Intelligence

Rachel Mandelbaum

Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Rachel Mandelbaum's research interests are predominantly in the areas of observational cosmology and galaxy studies.

Galaxy Studies Observational Cosmology Astronomical Surveys Space

Laura Reese

Director and Professor · Michigan State University

Laura Reese is an expert in animal welfare policy, animals in the city, animal sheltering, local economic development

Local Economic Development Animals in the City Animal Welfare Policy Animal Sheltering

Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D.

Professor · Florida Atlantic University

He studies the sensory biology and behavior of sharks and their relatives as well as their seasonal migrations in southeast Florida.

Telemetry Rays Shark Behavior Sensory Biology Elasmobranchs

Anandhi Bharadwaj

Goizueta Endowed Chair in Electronic Commerce and Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Information systems expert bringing a wide range of development and executive training experience to the classroom.

Business Model Evolution Digital Business Strategy Internet commerce Business value of IT Digital Transformation

Christopher Fettweis

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Christopher Fettweis researches international relations and US foreign policy

Strategy and Politics International Security International Relations Us Foreign Policy Weapons of Mass Destruction

Thomas LaVeist

Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine · Tulane University

Dean Thomas LaVeist's areas of expertise include U.S. health and social policy and the role of race in health research.

Vaccine Hesitancy COVID-19 Health disparities by race and ethnicity Health Disparities Social Determinants of Health

Mary Simoni

Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences & Professor, Arts · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Works as a leading composer, author, teacher, pianist, and arts administrator

Sound Synthesis Interactive Electronics Music Education Music Theory Music Composition

Monica Escaleras, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of the Business and Economics Polling Initiative · Florida Atlantic University

Monica Escaleras is an expert in natural disasters and political economy.

Decentralization Business Administration Business and Economics Polling Natural Disasters Political Economy

Peter Weyand

Professor & Chair of Kinesiology; Director of the Locomotor Performance Lab · Texas Christian University

Peter Weyand is an internationally renowned biomechanist and physiologist.

Human Speed Human Performance Physical Performance Biomechanics Locomotion

Scott Niekum

Associate Professor, Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Scott Niekum works to enable personal robots to be deployed in the home and workplace. He is an expert on the social implications of AI.

AI Human-Robot Interaction Robotic Manipulation AI Safety Reinforcement Learning

Alicia Walf

Senior Lecturer, Cognitive Science · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Neuroscientist with extensive research into body, brain, and mind relationships related to brain health, social cognition and emotions.

Brain Health Emotion Memory Neuroplasticity Well-Being

Esther Lim

CEO and Chief Experience Architect · The Estuary, LLC

Passionately exploring the convergence of social media, storytelling, big data and emerging tech in marketing and digital entertainment

Transmedia Storytelling Digital Narratives: Co-Created Storyworld Communities Social Media Analytics Big Data Narrative Gamification

Leah Newman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Program Director · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Leah Newman's research interests include industrial engineering and engineering education.

Ergonomics and Inclusive Design Research Engineering Industrial Engineering Data Analysis

Eric Rignot

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Earth System Science · UC Irvine

Dr. Rignot works to understand the interactions of glaciers and climate and what effects they will have on global sea levels.

Ice Sheet Dynamics and Mass Balance Climate Change Glaciology Radar

Jodi Bruhn

Director / Directrice · Stratéjuste

Jodi Bruhn is a published policy researcher, author and facilitator specializing in governance and indigenous/Crown relations.

Aboriginal Justice Governance Workshop Facilitation Political Science Public Service

Dana Cupkova

Associate Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Dana Cupkova is a co-founder and design director of EPIPHYTE Lab, an architectural design and research collaborative.

Advanced Manufacturing Architecture Energy Sustainability Computational Design

Jorge Cortes, MD

Director, Georgia Cancer Center · Augusta University

Jorge Cortes is a clinical investigator who has helped research and develop multiple treatment options for chronic myeloid leukemia.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Acute Myeloid Leukemia Blood and Bone Marrow Transplants Cancer Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Destenie Nock

Assistant Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Destenie Nock uses mathematical modeling tools to address societal problems related to sustainability planning, energy policy and equity.

Electricity and Food Systems Decision Analysis Energy Transitions Electrical Infrastructure Engineering for Social Good

Melissa Bemiller, PhD

Assistant Professor · Augusta University

Professor Bemiller's research focuses on violent victimization: homicide, sex crimes, and portrayals of violence in mass media.

Sex Crimes Child Abuse Homicide Violent Victimization Portrayals of Violence in Mass Media