The faculty of the Volen Center have appointments in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Psychology. This diverse group of researches is united by a common interest in the brain and intelligence. Approaches run the gamut from gene and protein structure to in vivo and in silico computation.
Director of the Volen Center for Complex Systems
Expertise: Dynamics of enzymes. Magnetic resonance methods (lab website)
Expertise: Developmental neurobiology (lab website)
Expertise: Neural development and behavior (lab website)
Expertise: Molecular Neurobiology and RNA metabolism (lab website)
Expertise: Modulation of Neural Networks (lab website)
Expertise: Computational and theoretical neuroscience
Expertise: Physiological genomics of the mammalian neocortex (lab website)
Expertise: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development (lab website)
Expertise: Endosomal membrane traffic in neurons (lab website)
Expertise: Circadian rhythms, behavior, and gene expression (lab website)
Expertise: Behavioral and neuronal development in C. elegans (lab website)
Expertise: Activity-dependent regulation of neuronal properties (lab website)
Expertise: Oscillating chemical reactions and pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems. Mathematical modeling of biochemical kinetics and neural systems
Expertise: Computer-supported communication, cooperation, and collaboration, learning and technology, cognitive engineering and modeling, human computer interaction, communication and discourse, internet and society.
Expertise: Databases and Systems supporting the management of "Big Data", software engineering.
Expertise: Educational Technology, Computer Science Education, 3D Game Design, Interval Arithmetic, Scientific Visualization, Computer Supported Learning, Groupware and Collaborative Editing, Constraint Logic Programming.
Expertise: Computer science, FinTech, machine learning, image processing, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, intelligent education.
Expertise: Computational linguistics, natural language processing, language acquisition and change, and psycholinguistics.
Expertise: Logic in computer science, Lambda calculus, functional programming.
Expertise: Formal semantics and pragmatics, corpus linguistics, speech acts, game and decision theory, reference and information structure, modality, impersonals and passives, heritage language acquisition.
Expertise: Data management, distributed systems, data science, machine learning, and cloud computing.
Expertise: Artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning, evolutionary computation and artificial life.
Expertise: Theoretical and computational linguistics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, corpus linguistics and annotation, lexical semantics, temporal and spatial reasoning.
Expertise: Distributed Systems, reliable and scalable storage systems.
Expertise: Computational linguistics, Chinese language processing, Semantic role labeling, machine translation and linguistic annotation, including Chinese Treebank, Chinese Proposition Bank, OntoNotes.
Expertise: Scientific computing, fluid dynamics, and mathematical biology
Expertise: Mathematical neuroscience
Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging
Expertise: Human spatial orientation and motor control
Expertise: Cognitive and social neuroscience; influence of age and culture on memory. (lab website)
Expertise: Self-control; empathy and environmentalism. (lab website)
Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience, reward, learning, decision-making, chemosensation
Expertise: Neural mechanisms of learning and memory-guided behavior in the mammalian brain
Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning
Expertise: Spatial orientation. Human movement control. Adaptation to spaceflight and autonomous vehicles.
Expertise: Visual perception. Cognitive processes.