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Pasquale Antonante
Pasquale Antonante

Pasquale is a PhD student in aerospace engineering. He is developing general-purpose tools for estimation that are robust to corrupted information and adversarial attacks, run in real-time, and require minimal tuning. His interests include safe and trustworthy perception with application to single and multi-robot autonomous systems. He uses MATLAB on a regular basis, including the Computer Vision Toolbox and Robotics System Toolbox for his work on robust estimation. He earned his SB in comput ...

Yiyun Zhang
Yiyun Zhang

A PhD student in aeronautics and astronautics, Yiyun is working on the application of plasma science to aerospace engineering. Her research is on dielectric barrier discharge actuators for flow and combustion modification. Recently, Yiyun has focused on the plasma aspects of the problem, building a 1D model of the discharge and analyzing experimental results in MATLAB. She earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an SM in aerospace engineering from MIT.

Jin (Harvey) Yang
Jin (Harvey) Yang

Jin is a PhD student in biological engineering focusing on the development of a new bottom-up synthetic biology strategy for understanding how 3D genome organization regulates genome function. He is applying super-resolution microscopy to study the dynamics of chromatin looping in live cells and uses MATLAB for image segmentation and analysis. In recent work, using MATLAB SimBiology, he developed a synthetic genetic circuit, the Equalizer, that reduces the cell-to-cell variation of expression ...

Haowei Xu
Haowei Xu

Haowei is a PhD student in nuclear science engineering whose research focuses on light-matter interaction and topological materials. Specifically, he uses coherent light (lasers) to manipulate the properties of materials and using materials to generate, detect, and manipulate light. He has also demonstrated that topological materials can have outstanding optical properties. He uses MATLAB for numerical modeling, including integration, optimization, and partial differential equations, to test ...

Tony Tohme
Tony Tohme

Tony is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Computational Science and Engineering. His research is focused on Bayesian inference and probabilistic machine learning. Tony earned a BEng in electrical and computer engineering from American University of Beirut, Lebanon and an SM in computational science and engineering from MIT.

Huanhuan Tian
Huanhuan Tian

Huanhuan is a PhD student in chemical engineering. She is working on shock electrodialysis (shock ED), a new electrochemical process for water treatment that was designed and developed by the Bazant Research Group. Recent experimental results shows that shock ED can selectively remove multivalent cations, which could be promising for continuous and economical heavy metal ion removal from drinking water and industrious waste. For instance, preliminary results showed that shock ED can almost co ...

Wenhui Tang
Wenhui Tang

Wenhui is a PhD student in mechanical engineering whose research focuses on the spatial and temporal self-organization of multicellular living systems in 3D during physiological and pathological processes. She uses modern microscopy to image in real time the 4D spontaneous organization of living cells and under various conditions, including different surrounding matrix mechanics and substrate curvature. Using MATLAB, she can extract data from microscopic videos and images and convert the opti ...

Rohit  Supekar
Rohit Supekar

Rohit is a PhD student in mechanical engineering developing continuum mathematical models for the collective dynamics in biological and engineered active fluids—for example, suspensions of swimming cells or self-propelling colloidal particles. In particular, he is developing and investigating physics-informed machine learning methods to infer partial differential equations that govern macroscopic observables directly from particle data. To achieve this, Rohit has used MATLAB for building a ...

Lluís Saló-Salgado
Lluís Saló-Salgado

Lluís is a PhD student in civil and environmental engineering studying geologic CO2 storage (GCS). GCS is the second stage of a technology known as carbon capture, utilization, and storage, a leading climate change mitigation technology and an enabling application for other negative-emissions technologies. Through a combination of geologic and multiphase flow modeling, he is addressing the critical question of migration and potential leakage of CO2 through faults during ...

Charles Roques-Carmes
Charles Roques-Carmes

Charles is a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests include nanophotonics, light-matter-free-electron interactions, machine learning, complexity theory, quantum electrodynamics, and electron beam physics. His research contributions include the demonstration of novel nanophotonic light sources driven by free electrons, photonic computing architectures for complex optimization, and photonic devices to control light at the nanoscale ( ...

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