Faculty and Staff

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Robert J. Full, Director
Mimi A.R. Koehl
Robert Dudley

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Department of Integrative Biology
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Department of Psychology
Department of Bioengineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Department of Architecture

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Controls
Evolution
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Tom Libby, Technical Director


Founders

Robert J. Full, Director
Professor of Integrative Biology
E-mail: rjfull@berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-9896
Keywords: mechanicscontrolsmaterialsevolution
Research Areas: biology, comparative biomechanics, comparative physiology, functional morphology, locomotion, arthropod, amphibian, reptilian, energetics, neuro-mechanics
Research Description
Website: http://polypedal.berkeley.edu
Mimi A.R. Koehl
Professor of Integrative Biology
Keywords: mechanicsmaterialsevolution
Research Areas: invertebrate functional morphology, biomechanics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, marine animals, filtration, insects, gliding vertebrates
Research Description
Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/koehl/
Robert Dudley
Professor of Integrative Biology
Keywords: mechanicscontrolsevolution
Research Areas: biomechanics, fluid dynamics, energetics, flight, butterflies, energetics, gliding, hummingbirds, insects, metabolism, paleophysiology
Research Description
Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/dudley/

Department of Integrative Biology

Roy Caldwell
Professor of Integrative Biology
Keywords: materialsevolution
Research Areas: invertebrate behavior and ecology, marine biology, stomatopods, crustaceans, cephalopods, octopus, mating systems, communication, sensory ecology, aggressive behavior, coral reef restoration
Research Description
Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/caldwell/
James McGuire
Professor of Integrative Biology
Keywords: mechanicsevolution
Research Areas: mechanics, evolution, vertebrate systematics, evolutionary biology, phylogenetic analysis, functional morphology, life history evolution, historical biogeography, Bayesian methods, Southeast Asian flying lizards, hummingbirds, population genetics, Southeast Asia
Research Description
Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/mcguire/
Kevin Padian
Professor of Integrative Biology
Keywords: evolution
Research Areas: paleontology, evolutionary biology, Mesozoic vertebrate paleontology, terrestrial vertebrate fauna, systematics, functional morphology, pterosaurs, Mesozoic Era, bones of extinct reptiles
Research Description
Website: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/people/padian/home.php
Marvalee H. Wake
Professor of Integrative Biology
Keywords: evolution
Research Areas: morphology, development, and reproductive biology in vertebrates, evolutionary patterns and processes
Research Description
Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/mwake/
Tim White
Professor of Integrative Biology and Co-Director, Human Evolution Research Center
Keywords: evolution
Research Areas: paleoanthropology, human evolution, human osteology, taphonomy, zooarchaeology, Africa, Southwest, Ethiopia
Research Description
Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/people/lab_detail.php?lab=50

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

George Oster
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Keywords: mechanicsmaterials
Research Areas: mechanics, materials, mathematical modeling of molecular and cellular systems, computational biology, developmental biology, protein motors, cell motility, spatial pattern formation in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, insect biology
Research Description
Website: http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/~goster/home.html

Department of Psychology

Rich Ivry
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: cognitive neuroscience, cognition and action, skill acquisition and coordination, research with healthy and neurologically impaired populations, brain imaging
Research Description
Website: http://ivrylab.berkeley.edu/
Lucia Jacobs
Professor of Psychology
Keywords: evolution
Research Areas: ecology and evolution of navigating choices: how animals, from insects to humans, make choices about what to eat, how to navigate and how to integrate diverse sources of information (experiential, social and environmental) to make adaptive decisions in uncertain environments
Research Description
Website: http://psychology.berkeley.edu/people/lucia-f-jacobs

Department of Bioengineering

Daniel Fletcher
Professor of Bioengineering
Keywords: mechanicsmaterials
Research Areas: bioengineering, optical and force microscopy, microfabrication, mechanical properties of cells, stem cell
Research Description
Website: http://fletchlab.berkeley.edu/
Kevin Healy
Professor of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Keywords: materials
Research Areas: bioengineering, biomaterials engineering, tissue engineering, design and synthesis of biomimetic materials, mammalian cells, regeneration of tissue, regeneration of organs, cellular functions, stem cells
Research Description
Website: http://www.mse.berkeley.edu/faculty/healy/KevinHealy.html
Luke Lee
Professor of Bioengineering; Director, Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center; Co-Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
Keywords: materials
Research Areas: biophysics, bionanotechnology, biophotonics, and BioMEMS (biomedical micro electro mechanical systems)
Research Description
Website: http://biopoems.berkeley.edu/
Dorian Liepmann
Chair and Professor of Bioengineering
Keywords: mechanics
Research Areas: bioengineering, mechanical engineering, BioMEMS, microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, cardiac flows, arterial flows
Research Description
Website: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/~liepmann/
Lisa Pruitt
Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: mechanicsmaterials
Research Areas: tissue biomechanics, biomaterial science, fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, orthopedic polymers for total joint replacement, cardiovascular biomaterials, synthetic cartilage, acrylic bone cements, tribology of diamond and DLCs
Research Description
Website: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/pruitt/

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Homayoon Kazerooni
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: mechanicsmaterials
Research Areas: bioengineering, robotics, control systems, mechatronics, design, automated manufacturing, human-machine systems
Research Description
Website: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/kazerooni/index.html
Tony Keaveny
Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
Keywords: mechanicsmaterials
Research Areas: bioengineering, biomechanics of bone, orthopaedic biomechanics, tissue engineering of bone, mechanical behavior of bone and collagen, bone biology,osteoporosis, finite element modeling, biomechanical testing
Research Description
Website: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/keaveny/

Dorian Liepmann
Chair and Professor of Bioengineering
Keywords: mechanics
Research Areas: bioengineering, mechanical engineering, BioMEMS, microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics, valvular heart disease, cardiac flows, arterial flows
Research Description
Website: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/~liepmann/

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Pieter Abbeel
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: controls, robotics, machine learning and control
Research Description
Website: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/abbeel.html
Ruzena Bajcsy
Professor of Computer Science Director, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS)
Keywords: controlsmaterials
Research Areas: tele-immersive environments, computer vision, artificial intelligence, robotics, sensor networks, computer science, neuroscience, cognitive science, machine perception, image processing, medical image processing, information technology and humanities and social sciences
Research Description
Website: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bajcsy/
Jose Carmena
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Cognitive Science and Neuroscience
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: controls, sensorimotor learning and control, brain-machine interfaces, neuroprosthetics, neural ensemble computation
Research Description
Website: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~carmena/
Ron Fearing
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Keywords: mechanicscontrolsmaterials
Research Areas: robotics, biosystems
Research Description
Website: http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ronf/
Ken Goldberg
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Professor of Computer Science
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: robotics, media art, automation, collaborative decision making, networked robots, internet robots, teleoperation, manufacturing, geometric algorithms, internet applications, collaborative filtering, human factors
Research Description
Website: http://goldberg.berkeley.edu/index-flash.html
Michael Jordan
Professor of Statistics and Computer Sciences
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: statistics, electrical engineering, computer science, machine learning, applied statistics, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, optimization
Research Description
Website: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~jordan/
Michel Maharbiz
Professor of of Electrical Engineering
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: microsystems, MEMS, bioMEMS, microfluidics
Research Description
Website: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/maharbiz.html
Jitendra Malik
Professor of Computer Science
Keywords: controlsmaterials
Research Areas: grouping and ecological statistics, shape matching and object recognition, texture, recognizing humans and their activities, content based image retrieval, machine vision based traffic surveillance, image-based modeling and rendering, stereo drive: stereo vision to drive autonomous vehicles
Research Description
Website: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~malik/
James O'Brien
Professor of Computer Science
Keywords: mechanicsmaterials
Research Areas: physically based simulation of complex deformable systems to generate motion for use in computer generated animation
Research Description
Website: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~job/
Kristofer Pister
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Keywords: mechanicscontrolsmaterials
Research Areas: electrical engineering, synthetic insects, smart dust, robotics
Research Description
Website: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/pister.html
Stuart Russell
Professor of Computer Science
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: artificial intelligence, machine learning, real-time decision-making, algorithms, probabilistic reasoning, computational biology
Research Description
Website: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~russell/
Shankar Sastry
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering
Keywords: controls
Research Areas: millirobotics for minimally-invasive surgery, computer vision, Berkeley AeroRobots, software enabled control, air traffic management systems, center for hybrid and embedded software and systems, adaptation and learning in biological and artificial systems, nonholonomic systems, dynamics and control, interactive visualization, non-invasive surgery, and rapid prototyping
Research Description
Website: http://robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu/~sastry/

Department of Civil Engineering

Mark Stacey
Professor of Environmental Engineering
Keywords: mechanics
Research Areas: environmental fluid mechanics, transport and mixing in stratified flows, dynamics of estuaries, lakes and the coastal ocean, interdisciplinary applications of environmental fluid mechanics
Research Description
Website: http://www.ce.berkeley.edu/~stacey/
Evan Variano
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Keywords: mechanics
Keywords: environmental fluid dynamics, experimental methods, mixing and transport by turbulence, air-sea exchange and the global carbon budget, hydrodynamic effects on aquatic organisms, nonlinear dynamics and coupled systems, sustainable development, water resources in the developing world, and inquiry education
Research Description
Website: http://www.ce.berkeley.edu/faculty/faculty.php?name=Variano

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Damien Elias
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Keywords: evolution,  mechanics
Research Areas: animal behavior, communication, bioacoustics, vibration, neuroethology, sensory systems, arthropods, signal evolution, sexual selection
Research Description
Website: http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/people_profiles/damian-o-elias/

Department of Architecture

Simon Schleicher
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Keywords: 
Research Areas:
Research Description
Website: http://simonschleicher.wordpress.com/

Staff Technical Director

We are pleased to announce our new staff technical director Thomas Libby.

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