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Michael Alonzo Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

I'm a geographer specializing in satellite and airborne remote sensing of the terrestrial environment. My work falls mostly into one of three categories: 1) Urban ecosystem analysis using fusion of hy

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Valentina Aquila Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

I am an atmospheric scientist, using global climate models and satellite, aircraft-, and ground-based observation to understand the role of aerosols in the climate system. I mainly work on aerosols fr

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Frank Armour Assistant Professor KSB - Information Technology

Dr Armour is an assistant professor of information technology at the Kogod School of Business, American University and is the faculty program director for the MS in Analytics degree program.. He recei

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Maria Barouti Professorial Lecturer CAS - Math and Statistics

Maria Barouti began working at AU in Spring 2016 while completing her Ph.D. studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She has taught a variety of math courses at UMBC and R.I.T,

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Mary Gray Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

A statistician and lawyer, Professor Gray’s areas of research include applications of statistics to human rights, economic equity, legal issues, and education. She is the founder of the Association fo

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Jun Lu Associate Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

Jun Lu got his Bachelor's degree in statistics from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China, his hometown. he then went to University of Missouri-Columbia, from where he received his Ph.D. in

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Elizabeth Malloy Associate Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

I am an applied statistician with a primary focus in biostatistics. My main interest is in applications to occupational and environmental health settings, although I have had the privilege of working

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Ryan Moore Associate Professor SPA - Government

Ryan T. Moore is assistant professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs. His research interests include American politics, the politics of social policies (such as pensions, welfare, and he

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John Nolan Professor CAS - Math and Statistics

Prof. Nolan has taught at the University of Zambia (in Africa), and Kenyon College (in Ohio), and worked in a software company before coming to American University. His main research interests are in

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Mohammad Owrang Ojaboni Professor CAS - Computer Science

M. Mehdi Owrang is currently a professor of Computer Science in the department of Computer Science at American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Owrang has received his MS and PhD degrees in Computer

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Jeffrey Rinehart Executive in Residence KSB - Marketing

Professor Rinehart is an Executive in Residence in the Department of Information Technology and Analytics. He is also the Program Director for the Kogod Honors Program.

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Jay Simon Associate Professor KSB - Information Technology

Dr. Simon joined the Kogod faculty in 2015. He was previously a faculty member of the Naval Postgraduate School. His research is in decision analysis. His main research focus is multi-attribute prefer

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Matthew Wright Associate Professor SPA - Government

Professor Wright has taught courses on American politics, public opinion, political psychology, immigration, and political methodology. In his research, he has explored numerous topics relevant to Ame

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Bei Xiao Assistant Professor CAS - Computer Science

Professor Xiao studies human and machine perception of object properties in dynamic scenes. She did her undergraduate work in chemistry at Tsinghua University. She received her PhD in Neuroscience fro

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Thomas Zeitzoff Associate Professor SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

Dr. Thomas Zeitzoff is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He received his Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in 2013, and was previously a postdocto