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  • Fulgham, Bernard Ives

    Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

    Bernard Fulgham received his PhD in Mathematics in 2002, writing his thesis in the field of non-associative algebras with advisor Kevin McCrimmon. He began teaching Applied Mathematics at the University of Virginia in August 2004 and became a full-time Assistant Professor in 2006.

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  • Gorman, Michael E.

    Professor of Engineering & Society, Director, Science, Technology and Society Program, Director, Policy Internship Program, Member, Link Lab

    Michael E. Gorman earned a Ph.D. (1981) in Social Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. He served as an STS Program Director at NSF for two years. His research interests include social psychology of science, ( Simulating Science, Indiana University Press...

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  • Groves, James F., Ph.D., P.E.

    Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Society

    James Groves has scholarly interests in the intersection of engineering education and materials science. While working on his Ph.D., he co-invented directed vapor deposition technology and subsequently co-founded Directed Vapor Technologies International. In the area of materials science his...

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  • Guadagni, Gianluca

    Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

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  • Henderson, Matthew W.

    Lecturer in Science, Technology, and Society

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  • Johnson, Deborah G.

    Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Emeritus, Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

    Deborah G. Johnson recently retired as the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the STS Program within the Department of Engineering and Society. She continues to hold that title with emeritus status and she continues to be active in research and occasional teaching


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  • Ku, Sharon Tsai-hsuan

    Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

    Sharon Ku joined the University of Virginia in 2017, after her faculty position at Drexel University and research fellowship from National Institutes of Health. She has a dual academic training in physics and STS, specializing in sociology and geopolitics of innovation and standardization. Her...

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  • Lark, III, James W.

    Asst. Professor, Applied Mathematics Program, Department of Engineering and Society, Affiliated Faculty, Department of Statistics, Systems Engineering Program

    Recipient of various academic honors, scholarships, and fellowships

    Developed solution procedure for finite-horizon partially observed Markov decision processes that is now known in the research literature as the “Lark algorithm” (or “Lark filtering algorithm”)

    Visiting Scholar,...

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  • Laugelli, Benjamin Joseph

    Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Society

    I have a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. I am currently a lecturer in the University of Virginia’s Department of Engineering and Society, where I teach courses on the social and ethical aspects of engineering practice. In addition to overseeing about...

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  • Li, Meiqin

    Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

    Meiqin Li got her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University in 2017. Her Research involves numerical computation, optimization, and nonlinear analysis.

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