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Center for Integrated Research Computing


As a University-wide program, the Center for Integrated Research Computing fosters and supports a wide variety of academic disciplines, as well as innovative interdisciplinary and cross-division collaborations. The gallery below highlights some of the research projects that are supported by CIRC.

CIRC Collaborators

The Center for Integrated Research Computing supports over 750 researchers from the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester. CIRC provides support for and collaborates with over 150 faculty sponsors from over 40 departments and centers. A description of the areas of research covered by the faculty are available here. Click on the name of the investigator to be taken to the corresponding individual or laboratory website.

The tool below showcases collaborators of CIRC. You can find collaborators by name, or search by research interests to find domain-specific research or locate potential collaborators.

    Website First Name Last Name Department Description
  • Adam Frank Physics and Astronomy

    Adam's interests center on the intersection of astrophysical fluid dynamics, stellar evolution and supercomputer simulations.

  • Alan Grossfield Biochemistry and Biophysics

    The Grossfield Lab is focused on understanding the structure and thermodynamics of lipid membranes and membrane proteins.

  • Alice Quillen Physics and Astronomy

    Alice's research includes observational, numerical and theoretical studies of active galactic nuclei, the dynamics of stars and gas in galaxies and the dynamics of planetesimals and gas in protostellar disks.

  • Aran Garcia-Bellido Physics and Astronomy

    The Garcia-Bellido group conducts research in the DØ experiment at the Tevatron and CMS collaboration at the LHC.

  • Chen Ding Computer Science

    Research seeks to understand the composite and emergent behavior in computer systems especially its dynamic parallelism and active data usage and develop software techniques for locality optimization, data management, and recently suggestion-based program parallelization and optimization.

  • Ching Tang Chemical Engineering

    The Tang group's research is focused on applications of organic electronic devices – organic light emitting diodes, solar cells, photoconductors, image sensors, photoreceptors.

  • Chris Brown Computer Science

    Current activities in the Brown group center around building behaving, visually guided systems.

  • Chunlei Guo Institute of Optics

    Chunlei's research focuses on the study of fundamental interactions of high-intensity femtosecond laser with matter in various phases, including gas, condensed, and plasma phases.

  • Curtis Signorino Political Science

    Current research develops statistical methods for analyzing strategic decision making and applies those methods to issues in international conflict.

  • Daniel Gildea Computer Science

    The Gildea group is interested in statistical approaches to natural language processing, in particular for the tasks of machine translation and language understanding.

  • Daniel Stefankovic Computer Science

    Research in the Stefankovic group focuses on computer science theory and algorithms.

  • Daven Presgraves Biology

    The Presgraves lab studies a variety of questions in evolutionary genetics using Drosophila as a model system. We combine classical, molecular, and population genetics to study the genetics of speciation, the interaction of recombination and natural selection, and the evolutionary dynamics of the selfish meiotic drive gene complex, Segregation Distorter.

  • David Dean Pediatrics and Neonatology

    Ongoing projects in the Dean laboratory include: studying the mechanisms of cytoplasmic trafficking of plasmids along the cytoskeleton, plasmid nuclear entry, subnuclear organization, and exploiting what we learn to improve gene therapy.

  • David Mathews Biochemistry and Biophysics

    The Mathews group predicts RNA structure at secondary structure resolution, i.e. base pairing, and at tertiary structure resolution, i.e. 3-D structure.  We also work to understand how structure changes and fluctuates over time, i.e. dynamics.

  • David McCamant Chemistry

    The McCamant lab is developing new ultrafast vibrational techniques to study the nuclear geometry changes during ultrafast photochemical and photobiological reactions and the vibrational coupling that allows energy flow in small molecules.

  • David Topham Microbiology and Immunology

    The Topham's lab basic research program is focused on studying the function of adhesion molecules expressed by activated and memory T cells in the lung.

  • Deborah Ossip Community and Preventive Medicine

    Deborah's research focuses on behavioral medicine, the health impact of lifestyle change with particular focus on cigarette smoking/tobacco use, obesity, physical activity, aging, child/adolescent health, outcomes measurement, community intervention, and global health.

  • Douglas Cline Physics and Astronomy

    Studies of nuclear structure in stable, as well as both proton-rich and neutron-rich nuclei far from stability are being performed up to high angular momentum in order to map the evolution of shell structure and collective modes with increasing neutron richness and spin.

  • Douglas Turner Chemistry

    The research in Professor Turner's group focuses on the forces directing nucleic acid chemistry, with particular emphasis on RNA folding.

  • Eby Friedman Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The Friedman group researches high performance synchronous digital and mixed-signal microelectronic design and analysis with application to high speed portable processors and low power wireless communications.

  • Engin Ipek Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Research interests include computer architecture, with an emphasis on multicore architectures, hardware-software interaction, and the application of machine learning to computer systems.

  • Eric Blackman Physics and Astronomy

    The Blackman group research interests span a broad range of problems in theoretical astrophysics. Plasma astrophysics has been an underlying theme in much of my recent research.

  • Florian Jaeger Brain and Cognitive Science

    The Jaeger lab is interested in how language users integrate information rapidly and reliably online.

  • Frank Wolfs Physics and Astronomy

    Research involves the trigger electronics for the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector which will be installed at the Sanford Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (SUSEL) in South Dakota.

  • Fred Hagen Proteomics Core Facility

    The Hagen lab studies glycosylation because multi-cellular organisms have evolved hundreds of gene products that are involved in post-translational modification of the cell surface.

  • Fred Rogosch Psychology

    Research interests include developmental psychopathology, risk/protective processes, parenting, socio-emotional development, developmental pathways, resilience, and prevention.

  • Gaurav Sharma Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Research in the Sharma lab focuses on multimedia security, color imaging, image processing, and signal processing for bioinformatics/communications.

  • Gordana Velikic Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The primary research focus is on personalized biomedical technologies, in particular, digital signal processing and analysis, and sensors development.

  • Govind Agrawal Institutue of Optics

    Research in the Agrawal group focuses on semiconductor lasers and amplifiers, silicon photonics, nonlinear optics, and lightwave technology.

  • H. Allen Orr Biology

    Most of the research in the Orr group focuses on the genetics of speciation and the genetics of adaptation.

  • Helena Temkin-Greener Community and Preventive Medicine

    Work focuses on outcomes research with a focus on the elderly, long-term care, and end-of-life.

  • Henry Kautz Computer Science

    Research in the Kautz group is centered around knowledge representation, satisfiability testing, pervasive computing, and assistive technology.

  • Hongmei Yang Biostatistics and Computational Biology 

    Research in the Yang group is practically driven, a combination of active collaborations in HIV, Influenza, and other diseases and independent research. In summary it falls in three areas: statistical processing of assay data (e.g., Elispot, Elisa, Hemagglutination assays), mixed-effect models for correlated data, and variable selection for high dimensional data.

  • Hui Wu Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Hui Wu studies wideband RF/microwave integrated circuits, high speed electronics, low-power RF and digital circuits, UWB radios, high performance clocking, and silicon photonics

  • J. David Lambert Biology

    The Lambert group studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying animal development, and how these mechanisms can influence evolutionary change.

  • J.H. David Wu Chemical Engineering

    The Wu group is interested in bridging life science frontiers and engineering principles to address contemporary biological and biotechnological challenges with a focus on two broad areas. (1) Systems biology approach toward biofuels, and Bone marrow and lymph node tissue engineering.

  • James Allen Computer Science

    Work in the Allen group spans a range of issues covering natural language understanding, discourse, knowledge representation, common-sense reasoning and planning. I am particularly interested in the overlap between natural language understanding and reasoning.

  • James Fienup Institute of Optics

    The Fienup group's area of research is imaging science, including phase retrieval, unconventional imaging, image reconstruction, wavefront sensing, imaging with sparse and segmented-aperture systems, and synthetic-aperture and pupil-plane active imaging systems.

  • James Zavislan Ophthalmology

    The Zavislan laboratory studies ways to mprove the performance of optical imaging systems by modeling and measuring the coherence properties of light returned from objects of interest and adjacent objects not of interest.

  • Janice Spence Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    Research goals include the development and validation of novel approaches to the diagnosis of hematopoietic malignancies, with special emphasis on lymphomas.

  • John Jaenike Biology

    The Jaenike lab deals with questions at the interface of ecology and evolution, with a specific focus on host-parasite interactions, X-chromosome meiotic drive, and the contribution of Wolbachia to reproductive isolation and sex-ratio bias in natural populations of Drosophila

  • John Marciante Institute of Optics

    Research interests in the Marciante group center around optical waveguides, including active, passive, and nonlinear devices.

  • John Claude Elfar Orthopaedics

    The Elfar lab work includes studies on neuroregeneration and tendon healing.

  • Kara Bren Chemistry

    The Bren lab aims to characterize relationships between molecular and electronic structure of heme proteins in the cytochrome c family.

  • Laurel Carney Biomedical Engineering

    The Carney group combines neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational modeling techniques towards our goal of understanding neural mechanisms underlying the perception of complex sounds.

  • Lenhart Schubert Computer Science

    Research interests center around language, knowledge representation, inference and planning. These interests are tied together by the general goal of developing agents with common sense and the ability to converse and acquire knowledge through language.

  • Marc Schieber Biomedical Engineering

    The Schieber lab investigates how the brain controls movements of the body.

  • Mark Bils Economics

    Economics research in Mark's group is focused on macroeconomics.

  • Mark Noble Biomedical Genetics

    The unifying theme of our research program is a focus on aspects of stem cell biology that are relevant to developing a mature field of stem cell medicine.

  • Martin Zand Nephrology

    Zand's research program is focused the role of B cells in alloimmune responses in solid organ transplantation and the adaptive immune response to biopathogens.

  • Marvin Doyley Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Research in the Doyley lab focuses on improving disease diagnosis through the use of advanced ultrasonic and magnetic resonance imaging techniques.

  • Michael Rizzo Economics

    Research interests include economics of higher education, labor economics, environmental economics, economic education and the ethical foundation of commercial society

  • Michael Scott Computer Science

    Research primarily addresses the design and implementation of systems software for parallel and distributed computing.

  • Mitchell Lovett Simon School

    Research applies and develops quantitative methods including structural econometrics and Bayesian methods to study marketing problems.

  • Phil Lederer Simon School

    Research interests include operations management and its integration with economic theory.

  • Qiang Lin

    Qiang Lin's general research interests focus on understanding the fundamental physics of novel nonlinear optical, quantum optical, and optomechanical phenomena in micro-/nanoscopic photonic structures, and on finding their potential applications towards chip-scale photonic signal processing in both classical and quantum regimes.

  • Richard Eisenberg Chemistry

    The Eisenberg lab researches catalysis and solar energy conversion using chemistry based mainly on the platinum group elements.

  • Robert Dirksen Pharmacology and Physiology

    Research in the Dirksen lab includes the study of the control of calcium movement in muscle.

  • Robert Waag Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Research in acoustic propagation, scattering, and imaging to characterize tissue, materials, and submerged objects for improved medical diagnosis, nondestructive evaluation, and sonar operation, respectively.

  • Sandhya Dwarkadas Computer Science

    Reseach in the Dwarkadas group currently involves designing and implementing two-level and three-level protocols for shared memory on clusters of multiprocessors.

  • Sanjong Misra Simon School

    Current research in the Misra group involves the use of structural econometrics to study consumer and firm decisions.

  • Shaw-Horng Chen Chemical Engineering

    Research in the Chen group features molecular design, computational chemistry, material synthesis and processing, and optoelectronic device science.

  • Stephen Teitel Physics and Astronomy

    The Teitel group is interested in general problems in statistical physics, particularly those concerning critical behavior in equilibrium and steady state non-equilibrium systems.

  • Stephen Welle Functional Genomics Center

    Steven Welle's research deals with regulation of muscle protein metabolism and gene expression, and how these are affected by aging and by endogenous growth factors.

  • Steven Gill Microbiology and Immunology

    Research interests in the Gill lab are centered around microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.

  • Tanzy Love Biostatistics and Computational Biology

    Research includes finding hidden groups and their meanings, latent variable modeling, and methods and techniques for Bayesian solutions.

  • Tasos Kalandrakis Political Science

    Research is focused on electoral and policy dynamics in US politics.

  • Tatiana Pasternak Neurobiology and Anatomy

    The research program in the Pasternak group is aimed at examining cortical circuitry underlying successful execution of sensory comparison tasks involving visual motion

  • Thomas Foster Imaging Sciences

    The Foster group investigates a wide range of topics in biomedical optics and photodynamic therapy (PDT).

  • Tim Mosmann Microbiology and Immunology

    Research in the Mosmann lab includes finding how the Th1 and Th2 subsets of CD4+ T cells induce different types of effector functions that are useful in combating different pathogens.

  • Vera Gorbunova Biology

    Research in the Gorbunova laboratory is focused on aging, DNA repair, and cancer.

  • Wendi Heinzelman Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The Heinzelman lab develops and implements cutting-edge networking, communication and signal processing techniques for a wide array of applications, such as surveillance, environmental monitoring, family behavioral analysis, face recognition and even protein structure prediction!

  • William Jones Chemistry

    Research in the Jones lab includes the study of transition metal organometallic compounds for the cleavage of strong carbon-element bonds, with synthesis, structure, and reactivity being integral components of each project.

  • Youngsung Chang Economics

    Research interests include macroeconomics, economic fluctuations, and growth, labor market dynamics.

  • Anastassios Kalandrakis Political Science

    Research interests include mathematical models of voting, elections, and policy making in modern democracies; the revealed preference theory of voting and agenda setting; sequential models of multilateral bargaining; and numerical methods for computation and estimation of dynamic games.

  • Alex Paciorkowski Neurology

    The Paciorkowski Lab research program is focused on the discovery of genes involved in childhood neurologic disorders, and how those genes affect brain development.

  • Alexander Rosenberg Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology

    Dr. Rosenberg’s interests cover broad areas of bioinformatics, from data modeling, databases and software pipeline development for high-throughput workflows, through analysis and innovative visualization approaches for large biological data sets.

  • Craig Mullen Pediatrics, Hematology, and Oncology

    Dr. Mullen’s research interests include cancer immunobiology and transplant immunology.

  • Douglas Cline Physics and Astronomy

    Dr. Cline’s research interests are in the field of experimental nuclear structure physics.

  • Ignacio Franco Chemistry

    Dr. Franco’s research focuses on theory and computation as it applies to dynamical processes occurring at the nanoscale.

  • Joseph Eberly Physics and Astronomy

    Dr. Eberly's research interests are in the general field of theoretical Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and AMO Science.

  • Marc Halterman Neurology

    Dr. Halterman’s research is interested in finding new approaches to treat ischemic brain injury.