Charles Goodnight

Charles Goodnight  

Professor, Department of Biology

He studies genetic differentiation and evolution in structured populations. His research combines theoretical and experimental approaches to study the effects of selection among individuals, populations and communities. One of his major areas of interest is how certain types of genetic variation, such as epistatic interactions among loci, can contribute to a response to selection in a subdivided population even though they cannot contribute to a response to selection in a large panmictic population.

Christian Skalka

Christian Skalka  

Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Computer Science

My research interests lie at the intersection of Computer Science theory and practice. I develop innovative formal methods based on programming language type theory, mathematical logic, and computability theory in general. I also build cyber-physical systems based on these technical innovations, and explore applications of these methods to important practical problems, especially related to cybersecurity, health, and the environment.

Darren Lee Hitt

Darren Lee Hitt

Professor, Vermont Space Grant Consortium & NASA EPSCoR Program Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering

His research lies in the area of high-fidelity orbital mechanics (astrodynamics) simulations and the gravitational modeling required for these simulations. The particular focus lies in close-proximity orbits about small irregular celestial bodies, such as asteroids and comets, whose irregular topology and variable composition result in complex gravitational fields. In addition to this fundamental work, his research also involves mission trajectory planning and optimization using evolutionary computing approaches.

Yves Dubief

Yves Dubief  

Associate Professor, School of Engineering

Dubief has been developing and collaborating research programs in turbulence control by complex fluids, flow-surface interactions with application to erosion and ablation by turbulent flows, biophysics of blood coagulation under flow and lubrication in articular joints.