Xilei Zhao

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Xilei Zhao focuses on developing and applying data and computational science methods to tackle problems in transportation and resilience.

Machine Learning Public Transit Hurricane Evacuation Community Resilience Artificial Intelligence

F.E. "Jack" Putz

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Frances "Jack" Putz applies science to real-world problems related to ecosystem management and conservation.

Plant Ecology Indonesian Consevation Issue Economic Botany Applied Ecology Florida Natural History

Lawrence Levy

Associate Vice President and Executive Dean of the National Center for Surburban · Hofstra University

Dean Levy works close with Hofstra’s academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study

Suburban Spaces and Development Suburbs Education Taxation Politics of the Suburbs

Michael Jaffee

Professor/Chair · University of Florida

Dr. Michael Jaffee is board-certified in neurology, psychiatry, sleep medicine, and brain injury medicine.

Alzheimer Disease Sleep Disorders Concussion Dementia Traumatic Brain Injury

Joris Claeys

Managing Director - Chief Engagement Officer - Principal Partner · ecoNVERGE – CAPix - ViVaTicA - ecoNOVATE - ARTconnectsLIFE - ARTronomy | PORT[expertise] | eco.AHCIL

Change Cultivator | Think, act & lead WITHOUT the box! Promoting 5P's of sustainable thrivability! Coaching OD-WST-AI-TEAL – ARTconnectsLIFE

Change Facilitation Organizational Development Whole Systems Transition Change Facilitation – Appreciative Inquiry Whole Systems Transformation Organizational development TEAL reorganization Corporate & public sustainability management resilience building to thrivability intellectual- social- & natural capital

Jessica Rouge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry · University of Connecticut

Professor Rouge is an expert in enzyme-mediated assembly of nanomaterials and delivery of DNA and RNA into cells.

SELEX Therapeutic Oligonucleotides Gene Regulation Nanocharacterization

Sarah Moeller

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Sarah Moeller's research focuses on applying computational methods to documentary and descriptive linguistics.

Languages of the Former Soviet Union Artificial Intelligence Computational Linguistics Linguistics Endangered Languages

Timothy Verstynen

Associate Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Timothy Verstynen's research focuses on how our brains allow us to explore our environments and learn from experience.

Cognitive Neuroscience Cognitive Science Computational Learning Science

Ana Santos Rutschman, SJD, LLM

Professor of Law · Villanova University

Professor Rutschman, SJD, LLM researches topics in health law, biotech, innovation policy, patent law, and law and technology.

Drug Prices Intellectual Property/Patent Innovation Policy Health/Bio 3D Printing Health AI

Rich Martini

Senior Lecturer of Production · Loyola Marymount University

School of Film and Television

Documentary Writing Short Films Feature Films Directing

Karla Saldaña Ochoa

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Karla Saldaña Ochoa investigates the interplay of artificial and human intelligence to empower creativity and social good.

AI Architectural Design Data Analysis Disaster Response Human-Centered AI

Andréa Livi Smith

Professor · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Smith is an urban planner, preservationist and architectural historian whose research focuses on urban design and preservation.

Gamification Graves and Burial Sites Walkability Preservation Urban Design

Allison Sekuler

Associate Vice President and Dean, Graduate Studies · McMaster University

Dr. Sekuler is a Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour with expertise is in vision, aging, higher education, & diversity issues.

Aging Face and Object Recognition Perceptual Organization Pattern Vision Motion Perception

Umesh Ketkar

Clinical Assistant Professor in Systems Engineering · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Lean Management & Enterprise Electro-Optical Imaging Spacecraft Design Systems Engineering Aerospace Engineering

Sarah Gamble

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Sarah Gamble has expertise in the design of walkable environments and climate adaption using house relocation.

Walkability Climate Adaptation Community Engagement Community Design Community Development

Erica Frantz

Assistant professor of political science · Michigan State University

Expert in dictatorships, autocratic rule, authoritarian politics, world conflict

Development Democratization Authoritarian Politics Conflict

Dr Lola Canamero

Reader in Adaptive Systems and Head of the Embodied Emotion Cognition and (inter-) action Lab · University of Hertfordshire

Lola’s work explores the emotions between humans and robots, particularly when robots are used to provide therapy or learning opportunities.

Human-Robot Interaction Artificial Intelligence Robots Robots as Therapy

John E. Speich, Ph.D.

Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Engineering and program development expert with research focused on bladder biomechanics and robotics

Cooperative Education Engineering Education Mechanical Engineering Robotics Medical Devices

Stefanie Sydlik

Associate Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Stefanie Sydlik's research interests include polymer science, materials chemistry, biomaterials and sustainable materials.

Materials Chemistry Polymer Science Biomaterials Graphene Stem Cells

Sue Metzger

Professor of the Practice, Information Systems; Faculty Director, VU Women in Tech | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Sue Metzger, MS, is an expert in advancing women in technology, mobile app development and entrepreneurship, and enterprise computing.

Business Advancing Women in Technology Mobile Application Development and Entrepreneurship Enterprise Computing Including the Cloud Collaborative Media