Dr. Paul Bologna in his lab

Faculty Interests

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

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Youngna Choi

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7782
Email
choiy@montclair.edu
Location
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 382
Econophysics, dynamical systems
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Eric Forgoston

Chairperson

Phone
973-655-7242
Email
forgostone@montclair.edu
Location
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 332
Applied Mathematics, Deterministic and Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Epidemiology, Fluid Mechanics
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Andrada Ivanescu

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7233
Email
ivanescua@montclair.edu
Location
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 324
Statistical inference, Computational statistics, Biostatistics
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Andrew McDougall

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-4294
Email
mcdougalla@montclair.edu
Location
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 326
Time Series Analysis, Data Analysis, Dynamical Graphics
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Baojun Song

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-4265
Email
songb@montclair.edu
Location
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 328
Mathematical modeling, dynamical systems, dynamics of infectious diseases, population dynamics, bifurcation analysis, numerical simulations, and mathematical ecology.
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Haiyan Su

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-3279
Email
suh@montclair.edu
Location
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 330
• Biostatistics
• Empirical likelihood
• Longitudinal mixed-effects models
• Nonparametric and semi-parametric regression
• Survival analysis
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David Trubatch

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5290
Email
trubatchd@montclair.edu
Location
Conrad J. Schmitt Hall, 322

Biology

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Matthew Aardema

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-3584
Email
aardemam@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 129
Ecology and evolution of arthropod vectors & arthropod-vectored pathogens (predominately Anaplasma phagocytophilum); comparative genomics & convergent evolution, Phylogeography of the Culex pipiens mosquito complex
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Sandra Adams

Professor

Phone
973-655-7527
Email
adamssa@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 123
My areas of specialization are molecular virology, molecular biology, and biology education.
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Kevin Bilyk

Assistant Professor

Email
bilykk@montclair.edu
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Paul Bologna

Professor

Phone
973-655-4112
Email
bolognap@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 112
Seagrass Ecosystems: New Jersey and in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Stinging Sea Nettles: Population Biology and Impacts on food webs in New Jersey
Invasive Jellyfish in New Jersey
Review of current projects and research interests can be found here.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul_Bologna
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James Campanella

Professor

Phone
973-655-4097
Email
campanellj@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 119
Molecular genetics, Population genetics, phylogenetics, and molecular evolution.
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Ann Marie DiLorenzo

Professor

Phone
973-655-4396
Email
dilorenzoa@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 109
Utilizing in vitro techniques to study the effects of environmental chemicals on toxicity, mutagenicity or carcinogenicity. All projects study cells or organs grown in culture under normal conditions as well as conditions of stress. All research falls within the area of “Alternatives to Whole Animal Testing” and strives to reduce the need for, and use of, excessive numbers of animals in scientific research. These projects all are within the scope of my expertise and continued research interest in the study of the effects of stress on in vitro systems as an indicator of the effects of stress on the human population. The ability to withstand and cope with environmental insult from xenotoxic agents has been seen to diminish with the added insult of either mental or physiological stress.

Previous work focusing mainly on heavy metals is now being directed to the specific contaminants in the dust from the World Trade Center tragedy (WTC) which has been analyzed by the Rutgers team of Dr. Paul Lioy. I was able to justify a request to Dr. Lioy of the Environmental and Occupational Institute of Rutgers University, and he generously sent us this WTC dust sample in late 2007. I plan to continue to expand our research to include more molecular and cytogenetic techniques. Studies of chromosomal damage are being measured by the Micronucleus test which shows small broken pieces of chromosomes as small darkly staining outside of the normal nucleus. Apoptosis Assays are employed to study DNA damage from heavy metals and WTC dust . Embryonic bone of chickens is also exposed to the WTC dust to study development in presence of these toxins.
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Charles Du

Professor

Phone
973-655-4405
Email
duc@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 124
Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Genomics
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Colette Feehan

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-4248
Email
feehanc@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 132
Marine ecosystems; Host-pathogen interactions; Predator-prey interactions; Disease ecology; Climate-change ecology
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John Gaynor

Professor

Phone
973-655-7253
Email
gaynorj@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 114
Molecular biology of Cnidarians; jellyfish venomics
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Reginald Halaby

Professor

Phone
973-655-7982
Email
halabyr@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 120
Induction of lysosomal-mediated apoptosis in chemoresistant human breast and prostate cancer cells using triptolide (Thunder God Vine), a Chinese herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over two centuries. We have demonstrated that triptolide's apoptotic abilities are due, in part, to it being a lysosomotropic agent.
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Lisa Hazard

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-3418
Email
hazardl@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 121
Conservation physiology and physiological ecology
Reptile and amphibian physiology, ecology, and natural history (emphasis on northeastern and southwestern U.S. fauna)
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Julian Keenan

Professor

Phone
973-655-2112
Email
keenanj@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 207
Neuroimaging
Self-awareness and theory of mind
Deception and deception detection
Evolutionary cognitive neuroscience
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Jennifer Krumins

Professor

Email
kruminsj@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 118
Microbial Ecology
Biodiversity
Food web ecology
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Lee Lee

Professor

Phone
973-655-7164
Email
leel@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 108
Molecular Microbiology
Medical Microbiology
Environmental Microbiology
Heavy metal effects on cyanobacteria
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Robert Meredith

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7800
Email
meredithr@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 133
Vertebrate evolution, bristletail evolution, molecular and morphological systematics including the incorporation of extinct organisms, paleontology/paleobiology, biogeography, molecular dating, molecular evolution with particular interest in teeth, olfactory, and eye genes, pseudogene evolution, morphological evolution
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Carlos Molina

Professor

Phone
973-655-3302
Email
molinac@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 400
Cancer Research
Biology of Reproduction
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Kirsten Monsen

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7788
Email
monsenk@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 135
Conservation Genetics
Molecular Ecology
Wildlife Disease
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Robert O'Hagan

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-5337
Email
ohaganr@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 130
I focus on the molecular genetics of the nematode C. elegans, and am most interested in sensory neurobiology, the cytoskeleton, and intracellular transport.
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Elena Petroff

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-2027
Email
petroffe@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 110
Molecular Neuroscience
Ion Channel Physiology
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Matthew Schuler

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-7191
Email
schulerm@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 113
Community ecology
Freshwater biology
Limnology
Physiological ecology
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John Smallwood

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5345
Email
smallwoodj@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 117
Ornithology, ecology, animal behavior, conservation biology.
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Vladislav Snitsarev

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-2025
Email
snitsarevv@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 116
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Dirk Vanderklein

Chairperson

Phone
973-655-5265
Email
vanderkleid@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 116
My research focuses on how plants grow in the environmental conditions they live in and how plants affect the environment that they live in. Currently, my research is concentrating on these areas: the impact of Japanese knotweed (an invasive plant) on our water supply, what is the status of the street trees in Montclair, NJ, and how to help first-year first-generation students succeed in science and college. The Japanese knotweed research is in collaboration with Dr. Josh Galster of the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies. The street tree work is in collaboration with the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies. The first-year student work is in collaboration with Drs. Galster, Goodey, and Professor Dalley. All of this work has involved and continues to involve undergraduate and graduate students. Our results from the knotweed work suggest that for some of our local streams, Japanese knotweed is removing as much as 9% of our water supply during the summer months. Given that we are already experiencing water shortages in northern New Jersey, this additional loss of water is very worrisome. We are currently trying to understand the impact of this plant at the watershed scale. The rest of the research is too new to have any meaningful results.

I mostly teach BIOL113 (Principles of Biology 2), BIOL213 (Introduction to Ecology), and BIOL425/520 (Plant physiology). In my teaching I try to engage students in their learning. My goal is to have students become fully engaged in their learning so that they go beyond rote learning and instead try to achieve deep learning (i.e. true understanding). I try to achieve this through a combination of in-class exercises, group projects out of class, hands-on learning in lab, and student reflection pieces in class. I believe that making lectures entertaining and showing students how the information is relevant to their lives helps them become and stay engaged. My exams are not multiple-choice. My exams are essay style and I ask students to demonstrate that they can apply what has been covered in class to a novel situation. As part of my dedication to achieving deep learning by the students who attend my classes, I have joined the Office for Faculty Advancement at MSU as a fellow and mentor in the Engaged Teaching Mentors and Fellows Program.
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Quinn Vega

Professor

Phone
973-655-7178
Email
vegaq@montclair.edu
Location
Science Hall, 122
Dr. Vega's research focus has been on cellular signal transduction and the mechanisms by which cells respond to external environmental and biochemical clues by activating specific molecular signals and activate transcription of specific genes. While his work has traditionally been in the field of mammalian cell signaling, including the study of cellular receptors and co-receptors, Dr. Vega has expanded his research to look at the bacteriophage life cycle and how these signals work at the microbial level.
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Meiyin Wu

Professor

Phone
973-655-7117
Email
wum@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 100D
Dr. Wu’s research focuses on human impacts on aquatic ecosystems, such as impacts of urban development on rivers and watersheds. Wu’s team studies water chemistry, soil chemistry, hydrology, geomorphology, pathogen indicators, aquatic flora and fauna, and riparian habitat. This research extends to watershed management, nonpoint source pollution reduction, storm water management and green infrastructures. Green infrastructures include an array of practices that use or mimic natural systems to better manage storm water runoff. Dr. Wu is currently working on flood prevention/mitigation strategies for NJ vulnerable communities. Green infrastructures are often included in the design for storm water management and flood prevention.

Her research emphasizes on sustaining biodiversity via rebuilding habitat connectivity and controlling invasive species. Due to high human population density and dense urban development, wildlife habitats are fragmented and/or destroyed. Extensive road network has been shown to create complete barriers to wildlife movement and cause mortality of wildlife. Dr. Wu’s research identifies and prioritizes wildlife crossing/mortality hotspots for mitigation planning to restore habitat connectivity and for the long-term persistence of wildlife species.
Exotic species invasion is a global environmental problem associated with increasing human activity, which causes significant global ecological and economic consequences. Dr. Wu’s research examines the impacts of exotic species introduction at population, community and ecosystem levels, efficacies of invasive management strategies, as well as development of new technologies to control invasive populations. Currently, Dr. Wu is working on development of ultrasonic treatment devices for invasive species management and disinfection.

Globally, wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate. Dr. Wu’s research interests extend to wetland ecology, management, restoration, and impacts of global climate change on wetlands. Scientific evidence suggests that anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are having a discernible effect on the global climate, including acceleration of global temperature and sea-level rise. Dr. Wu’s research studies the role of wetlands in global climate change. Do wetlands produce a surplus of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere or retain them? Are wetlands acting as carbon sinks or carbon sources? Should wetland construction be used in exchange for carbon credits? Moreover, with sea-level rise, there could be substantial loss of floodplain and coastal wetlands. Conversely, many terrestrial ecosystems today may be flooded and become wetlands in the future. Invasive species, insects and pathogens may increase their competitive ability, expand their distribution ranges and move poleward, outcompete native species and occupy the newly developed wetlands. Dr. Wu’s research investigates the impacts of global climate change on wetland distribution, biogeochemical cycles, structure and dynamics, and ecosystem functions and services.

For more information on her research, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/wulab/

Chemistry

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Magnus Bebbington

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5301
Email
bebbingtonm@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 355
Synthetic Organic Chemistry, including heterocyclic compounds and asymmetric synthesis
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Jaclyn Catalano

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7118
Email
catalanoja@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 349
Biochemistry: Understanding substrate specificity, structure, and mechanisms in Cytochrome P450.
Science of Art Deterioration: Understanding the structure and mechanisms of lead soaps formation in traditional oil paintings.

Saliya Desilva

Chairperson

Phone
973-655-5134
Email
desilvas@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 343
Supramolecular systems that utilize photoinduced electron transfer (PET) as a means of translating a molecular recognition event into an optical signal.
Designing new molecules that allow the manipulation of several PET processes with multiple cation binding events.

Jim Dyer

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7165
Email
dyerj@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 225H
Plant enzymology and molecular biology with a focus on the role of thiolases and cryptochromes
Techniques include: bioinformatics, cloning, expression, purification, biochemical characterization
Collaborations with other groups involve work on elucidating structure and function relationships with these proteins.
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Hendrik Eshuis

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7099
Email
eshuish@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 342
Computational Chemistry. Development and implementation of electronic structure methods, particularly the random phase approximation. Application to Van-der-Waals bound systems and atmospherically relevant systems.
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Jinshan Gao

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5136
Email
gaoj@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 344
Proteomics and glycomics by employing free radical chemistry and mass spectrometry
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Yvonne Gindt

Professor

Phone
973-655-3469
Email
gindty@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 350
Biophysical chemistry. I am specifically interested in the mechanisms by which DNA repair enzymes recognize lesions on DNA.
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Nina Goodey

Professor

Phone
973-655-3410
Email
goodeyn@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 406A
Enzymology, enzyme kinetics, protein engineering, analyzing protein-ligand interactions
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Brian Humphrey

Professor

Phone
973-655-5140
Email
humphreyb@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 341
Electochemistry and spectroscopic methods of analysis.

David Konas

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5156
Email
konasd@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 352
Organic Chemistry, Bio-Organic Chemistry, Organofluorine Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Enzyme Biochemistry
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Eli Lee

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-7131
Email
leei@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 357
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Glen O'Neil

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-3791
Email
oneilg@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 376
Electrochemistry and chemical sensing.
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David Rotella

Professor

Phone
973-655-7204
Email
rotellad@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 406B
medicinal chemistry
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Amrita Sarkar

Assistant Professor

Email
sarkara@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 348
Block polymer derived functional nanostructures
Self-assembly
Bio-inspired polymer synthesis
Green solvent exploration in Li ion battery
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Johannes Schelvis

Professor

Phone
973-655-3301
Email
schelvisj@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 354
Repair of UV-damaged DNA by DNA photolyase and cryptochrome (single-strand DNA photolyase).
Antibiotic activation and resistance in KatG, the catalase-peroxidase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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John Siekierka

Professor

Phone
973-655-3411
Email
siekierkaj@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 406C
Biochemistry of protein kinase signaling pathways. Protein kinase screening assays and drug development. Biochemistry of parasitic anti-stress responses.
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David Talaga

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7167
Email
talagad@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 360
Amyloid (aggregated form of protein that accumulates in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Type II Diabetes, Spongiform Encephalopathies and others) formation mechanisms
Approaches include: Single molecule fluorescence lifetime, Solid state nanopores, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, Interfacial effects on proteins, Novel methods of global data analysis
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Mark Whitener

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7166
Email
whitenerm@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 345
Preparation and crystallographic study of coordination compounds with ligands that contain hydrogen bonding groups.
Characterization of quasiracemates containing transition metal complexes.

Yingkai Xu

Assistant Professor

Email
xuy@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences

Computer Science

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George Antoniou

Professor

Phone
973-655-4250
Email
antonioug@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327N
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Digital Signal and Image Processing, Control Systems, Digital Systems)
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Vaibhav Anu

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-4362
Email
anuv@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327D
Dr. Anu is interested in software development planning, analysis, and management, and particularly in improving software quality by improving the processes and practices involved in software development.

The primary focus of Dr. Anu's research is on development and empirical validation of effective methods for verification and validation (V&V) of software artifacts.

Dr. Anu's Research Interests include:
Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Human Error in Software Engineering, Software Inspections, Software Quality Improvement, Empirical Software Engineering, Software Engineering Education, Human Factors in Cybersecurity
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Constantine Coutras

Chairperson

Phone
973-655-7239
Email
coutrasc@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327Q
Computer Networking
Performance evaluation of Computer Communication protocols
Wireless Networks
Network Security
Computer Science Education
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Boxiang Dong

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-4093
Email
dongb@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227E
Machine learning and cybersecurity
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Katherine Herbert

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5398
Email
herbertk@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227H
Bioinformatics,
Data Quality,
Data Cleaning,
Data Integration,
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery,
Information Retrieval
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John Jenq

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7237
Email
jenqj@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327J
Parallel processing
Computational finance
Intelligent web-base systems
Scientific computation with AI approaches
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Hubert Johnson

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7238
Email
johnsonh@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227J
Software Engineering
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Daeyoung Kim

Assistant Professor

Email
kimda@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227G
Cybersecurity
Mobile systems and applications
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Christopher Leberknight

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-3204
Email
leberknightc@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327L
Digital democracy (online censorship), Cyber Security, Modeling and Analysis of Technological and Social Networks
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Rui Li

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-7248
Email
liru@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327F
1. Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction: Machine Perception, Sensor Fusion, Interactive Autonomous Systems, Affective Computing.
2. Augmented/Virtual Reality: Multimedia Computing, 3D Interaction, 3D Dynamic Visualization, 3D Game Development.
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Jing Peng

Professor

Phone
973-655-7975
Email
pengj@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227B
Reinforcement learning and its applications to control and multi-agent systems where my doctoral studies originated. In general terms, reinforcement learning is concerned with computational approaches to learning from reward. Here I consider how a learning agent can learn as quickly as possible from limited interaction with other agents and its environment.

Image retrieval, in particular content-based retrieval where I consider indexing schemes that allow flexible retrieval metrics to be created on the fly so that very large databases can be accessed efficiently and accurately.

Classification and data mining, where I am particularly interested in adaptive metric nearest-neighbor techniques and compact subspace representation for building robust classifiers from limited training data.
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Stefan Robila

Professor

Phone
973-655-4230
Email
robilas@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327K
Remote Sensing
Hyperspectral Sensors and Data
Computer Security
Distributed Processing of Remote Sensed Data
Information Hiding in Images
Information Assurance
Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
Computational Sensing
Computer Science Education
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Bharath Kumar Samanthula

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-5161
Email
samanthulab@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227F
Information Security
Personal Privacy
Applied Cryptography
Cloud Computing
Big Data Analytics and Management
Wireless Sensor Networks
Online Social Networks
Cyber-Physical Systems
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Jiacheng Shang

Assistant Professor

Email
shangj@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327E
Cybersecurity, mobile sensing, and cyber-physical systems
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Kazi Zakia Sultana

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-4363
Email
sultanak@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327C
Empirical Software Engineering
Software Metrics
Software Quality
Software Security
Graph Algorithms
Software Vulnerability Prediction
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Dajin Wang

Professor

Phone
973-655-7615
Email
wangd@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327M
Interconnection Networks
Fault-tolerant Computing
Parallel and Distributed Computing
Wireless Mobile and Sensor Networks
Algorithmic Robotics
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Jiayin Wang

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-4230
Email
wangji@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227D
Her research interests include big data, cloud computing, mobile computing, and wireless networks. She is working on resource management scheduling and performance evaluation in big data computing systems.
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Weitian Wang

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-5269
Email
wangw@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227C
Collaborative Robotics
Human-Robot Interaction
Smart Cyber-Physical Systems
Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics in HRI
Distributed Robotics and Control Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Multimodal Sensing
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Michelle Zhu

Professor

Phone
973-655-4289
Email
zhumi@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 327B
Parallel and Distributed Computing, Distributed Systems and Big Data.
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Aparna Varde

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-4292
Email
vardea@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 227A
Artificial Intelligence - Commonsense Knowledge, Smart Cities, App Development with HCI & IoT, Implicit Requirements in Software Engineering, Collaborative Robotics, Expert Systems, Information Retrieval

Machine Learning and Data Mining - Predictive Analytics, Decision Support Systems, Domain-Specific Knowledge Discovery, Text Mining and Linguistics Issues, Scientific Data Analysis

Database Systems - Big Data Management, Cloud Computing, Web Databases, XML and DSML

Environmental Computing (Env. Sc. & Mgmt. PhD Program) - Green IT, Urban Policy, Geo-informatics

HIGHLIGHTS
Best Paper Award, IT Track (Short Paper), IEEE IEMTRONICS, Toronto, Canada, Apr 2021 -
https://www.montclair.edu/computer-science/2021/05/03/student-faculty-awarded-for-covid-information-research/

Information to Wisdom: Commonsense Knowledge Extraction and Compilation, Research Tutorial at ACM WSDM, Israel (Online Conference) Mar 2021 -
https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3437963.3441664

Best Paper Award, Robotics Track, IEEE IEMTRONICS, Vancouver Canada, Sep 2020 - https://www.montclair.edu/csam/2020/09/14/computer-science-student-and-faculty-receive-best-paper-award-at-ieee-iemtronics-2020/

Meeting Turing Awardees Yann LeCun, Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio; Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman; Chess Grand Master Garry Kasparov; AI Book Author Stuart Russell at AAAI:2020 -
https://twitter.com/lab_nlp/status/1227785956016693249

Best Paper Award, IoT Track, IEEE UEMCON, Columbia University, NY, Oct 2019 -
https://www.montclair.edu/computer-science/2019/12/04/best-paper-uemcon-2019/

Mention in NJ Newspaper, w.r.t. discussing Robotics and "Wave of the Future", Jun 2018 -
https://www.montclair.edu/computer-science/2018/06/18/professor-discusses-robotics-and-our-future/

Meeting Sir Tim Berners Lee, Turing Award Winner and Inventor of the World Wide Web, Apr 2018 -
https://www.montclair.edu/computer-science/2018/10/09/professor-presents-at-www-conference/

Commonsense for Machine Intelligence: Text to Knowledge and Knowledge to Text, Research Tutorial in ACM CIKM, Singapore, Nov 2017 -
http://people.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~ntandon/presentations/cikm-2017-tutorial-commonsense/

Best Graduate Research Presentation Award, Montclair State Univ. Research Symposium, Apr 2017 -
https://www.facebook.com/msucomputerscience/photos/a.861972677151272/1851150778233452/?type=3&theater

Best Paper Award, Big Data Track, IEEE UEMCON, Columbia University, NY, Oct 2016 -
https://www.montclair.edu/computer-science/2016/12/14/faculty-earns-best-paper-recognition/

Founder and Chair of PIKM: PhD Workshops in ACM CIKM (Conference on Information and Knowledge Management) - PIKM 2014: Shanghai, China, Nov 2014 -
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2663714

Earth and Environmental Studies

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Clement Alo

Chairperson

Phone
973-655-7579
Email
aloc@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 402
Regional Climate and Ecosystem Modeling
Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Modeling
Land-Atmosphere Interactions
Surface Hydrology
Hydroclimatology
Ecohydrological Impacts of Climate Variability and Change
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Mark Chopping

Professor

Phone
973-655-7384
Email
choppingm@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 312
Remote Sensing
BRDF and Canopy Reflectance Modeling
Terrestrial Ecology/Carbon Cycle Science
Geographical Information Systems
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Ying Cui

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-7273
Email
cuiy@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 418
Time intervals in the geologic past when the rate of greenhouse gas release is faster than the background rate, for example, mass extinction events and extreme global warming events.
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Yang Deng

Professor

Phone
973-655-6678
Email
dengy@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 424
SELECTED AWARDS:
2020, University Distinguished Scholar, MSU
2019, Superior Achievement Award, American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES)
2018, Nanova Frontier Research Award (Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science (CAPEES) Society)
2017, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) (Phase II) Award
2016, US EPA P3 Phase I Award
2016, Best Alumni Achievement Award Over the Past Fifteen Years (2001-2016) (School of Environmental Engineering and Science, Tongji University, Shanghai, China)
2016, Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, College of Science and Mathematics, MSU
2010, Outstanding Professor Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez

External Grants: $4.7+ million

PUBLICATIONS: 149 (138 peer-reviewed articles, 4 editorials, 2 viewpoint papers, and 5 book chapters)

Citations (11,200+; h-index = 49) (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=MXiF1xkAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao)

Top 2% of scientists and engineers (arranged by c-scores) in the subfields of Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science as listed by Stanford University in 2021


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Huan Feng

Professor

Phone
973-655-7549
Email
fengh@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 422
Natural radionuclides as tracers for trace metal biogeochemical cycle; Riverine, estuarine and marine environmental pollution and assessment; land-sea trace element transport; laboratory QA/QC procedures; application of synchrotron-based technology in micro-scale study of chemical speciation and concentrations of trace elements, and structural characterization and visualization of geological materials; sediment decontamination technology development.
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Josh Galster

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-4123
Email
galsterj@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 320
I work on rivers, watersheds, and how we interact with them. Projects including flood mitigation, river surveys, and watershed-scale GIS projects.

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Matthew Gorring

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5409
Email
gorringm@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 318
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Pankaj Lal

Professor

Phone
973-655-3137
Email
lalp@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 426
Environmental Policy and Economics
Energy Geography
Climate Change
Resource Management and Conservation
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Jorge Lorenzo Trueba

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5320
Email
lorenzotruej@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 302
Mathematical Modeling of Earth’s Dynamical Systems
Linkages between coastal geomorphology, ecology, and human activities
Linkages between coastal geomorphology and stratigraphy
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Duke Ophori

Professor

Phone
973-655-7558
Email
ophorid@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 310
Hydrogeology, Regional Groundwater Flow, Numerical Modeling of Groundwater Flow, Mathematical Modeling of Contaminant Transport in Groundwater
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Sandra Passchier

Professor

Phone
973-655-3185
Email
passchiers@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 324
The ice and ocean sediment group analyses geological archives to determine the effects of ice-sheet change on sea level and ocean circulation. Sedimentological and geochemical laboratory methods are employed to inform reconstructions of weathering, provenance (igneous and metamorphic source rocks), depositional environments, and the energy of currents through time. Grain-size distributions, mineralogy and major and trace element composition of the detrital fraction of sediment samples are collected along depth transects exposed in outcrops and drillcores. Furthermore, time series based on sedimentary cyclicity are analyzed to assess variability in the drivers and rates of ice sheet, ocean, and sea level change.
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Greg Pope

Professor

Phone
973-655-7569
Email
popeg@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 220C
Earth surface processes, physical geography, environmental change, and geoarchaeology.

Teaching:
1) Soil science
2) Geomorphology
3) Research methods
4) Weather and climate
5) Geoarchaeology
6) General physical geography and Earth science

Research topics:
1) Rock weathering and soil formation processes. Applications toward paleoclimate interpretation, landscape evolution, and extreme event impacts (such as forest fires).

2) Stone conservation. Deterioration of ancient and historic stone monuments and architecture. Deterioration of archaeological objects. Impacts of acid precipitation.

3) Climatic and weather hazards, such as severe storms, global warming, and air pollution.

4) Environmental change evident in soil and sedimentary record, particularly in New Jersey.
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Robert Taylor

Professor

Phone
973-655-4129
Email
taylorr@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 414
Specialties are in: urban environmental management;sustainability planning for global cities; environmental policy; sustainability science; and environmental communications.

Current Position:

Coordinator, Professional Science Master of Science in Sustainability Science at Montclair State University

Professor, Organizational and Urban Sustainability in the Department of Earth & Environmental Studies, Montclair State University – Montclair, New Jersey USA.

Graduate Faculty, PhD Program in Environmental Management at Montclair State University

Teaching Specialties: Responsible for teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in the following specialties:

Urban Sustainability - Best Practices for Sustainable Management of Cities.

Organizational Sustainability – Best Practices for Business Sustainable Management.

Environmental Policy and Communications - Sustainability Reporting; Conflict Resolution

Courses Offered:

Current Issues in Sustainability Science (Graduate)
Organizational Environmental Management (Graduate)
Environmental Change & Communications (Graduate)
Sustainability Science Seminar (Undergraduate)
Sustainability Science Capstone Internship Project (Graduate)
The Human Environment/Sustainability (Undergraduate)
Introduction to Sustainability Science (Undergraduate)


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Danlin Yu

Professor

Phone
973-655-4313
Email
yud@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 314
Geographic Information Science / Spatial Data Analysis
Urban Geography / Regional Geography
Regional Development / Planning
China

Mathematics

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Deepak Bal

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-3936
Email
bald@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 130D
Graph Theory, Probabilistic Combinatorics, Random Graphs
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Jonathan Cutler

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7247
Email
cutlerjo@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 130B
Graph Theory and Combinatorics
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Joseph DiNapoli

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-6802
Email
dinapolij@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 425B
Joseph DiNapoli's research specialization concerns the intersection of two main themes: understanding the nature of perseverance in problem-solving and discovering methods by which perseverance can be supported and nurtured. Collectively, investigating these themes serves to advocate for learning mathematics with understanding. He studies these perseverance-related themes in a variety of different contexts, including undergraduate classrooms, secondary classrooms, elementary and early-childhood classrooms, and professional development cycles with in-service teachers. He also examines a variety of factors associated with these perseverance-related themes, including conceptual thinking scaffolding, translanguaging practice in bilingual settings, mathematical software, and curriculum materials.
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Eileen Fernandez

Professor

Phone
973-655-7259
Email
fernandeze@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 425J
Mathematics teacher education, Constructivism and use of student ideas in mathematics teaching, Online teaching, Teacher beliefs and knowledge.
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Steven Greenstein

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-4287
Email
greensteins@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 425K
I like to think about mathematical things -- and how people think about mathematical things.

My primary research interest is children’s mathematical thinking. I’m also interested in the digitally mediated Making of physical tools for learning mathematics; contextually situated, culturally relevant pedagogy; and issues of education and social justice.

I'm currently working on projects focused on understanding and cultivating children's creative and qualitative mathematics, and identifying the benefits of a manipulative Making experience within elementary teacher preparation.
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Mark Korlie

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-5300
Email
korliem@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 130G
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Aihua Li

Professor

Phone
973-655-7271
Email
lia@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 130H
Commutative Algebra, Number Theory, Combinatorics/Graph Theory, Matrix Theory, Discrete Dynamical Systems/Difference Equation, Bioinformatics, Mathematics Education, Undergraduate Research
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Arup Mukherjee

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-7243
Email
mukherjeea@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 130C
Computational analysis of fluids with microstructure; liquid crystal flows; ferro-fluid flow; soft magnetic elastomers
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Mika Munakata

Professor

Phone
973-655-7256
Email
munakatam@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 425H
*science-mathematics connections, especially as they relate to interdisciplinary teaching and learning
*the impact of professional development programs on science and mathematics teachers
*teacher leadership
*problem solving
*undergraduate STEM education
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Bogdan Nita

Professor

Phone
973-655-7261
Email
nitab@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 425D
Analysis of exact solutions and perturbation methods applied to partial and ordinary differential equations, scattering theory, wave theory, inverse problems, forward modeling, applications to geophysical imaging and inversion and medical imaging.
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Nicole Panorkou

Associate Professor

Phone
973-655-6684
Email
panorkoun@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 425F
Nicole's research interests include the study of students' constructions and reorganizations of mathematical reasoning and integrated STEM reasoning, the design of innovative learning environments that utilize the affordances of technology, and a focus on the ways that technology and modeling can foster the utility of mathematical concepts.
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Helen M Roberts

Professor

Phone
973-655-7886
Email
robertsh@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 130F
Applied Statistics, Biological Modeling
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Ashuwin Vaidya

Chairperson

Phone
973-655-2139
Email
vaidyaa@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Computing and Information Science, 425N
My research interests lie in the general area of complex systems. More specifically, I work on problems of self-organization in fluid mechanics and pattern formation in fluid structure interaction. I am the director of the Complex Fluids Laboratory at Montclair State University where we conduct experiments as well do theoretical work. In recent years, with collaborators across the country, I have also started to work on problems in biophysics concerning the dynamics of amyloid-beta protein aggregation. I am generally interested in the mechanics and the thermodynamics of all of these problems. In addition, I am also collaborating with MSU education researchers on issues surrounding math and science education with a focus on making 'creativity' a central theme of our curriculum.

Physics and Astronomy

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Marc Favata

Chairperson

Phone
973-655-4406
Email
favatam@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 213
Theoretical astrophysics, especially general relativity, compact objects (neutron stars, black holes), and gravitational-wave astronomy.
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Shaon Ghosh

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-7797
Email
ghoshs@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 269C
Astrophysics, Gravitational wave astronomy, Data analysis, Machine learning in astronomy.
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Dean Hamden

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-7794
Email
hamdend@montclair.edu
Location
Center for Environmental & Life Sciences, 100C
Problem Solving
Learning Theory
Physics of Human Behavior
Research In Problem Solving in The General Physics Course, Excerpts and Summary of Results in the link below:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/273mkvukdc13bzu/Research%20Problem%20Solving.pdf?dl=0
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Kent Leung

Assistant Professor

Email
leungk@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 269A
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Rodica Martin

Assistant Professor

Phone
973-655-5496
Email
martinro@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 269B
Experimental gravitational physics, optics, spectroscopy, high-power laser applications