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  • Ramasubramanian, Melur (Ram) K.

    Vice President for Research, Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian is the Vice President for Research. Prior to his appointment at UVA he was the program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and the D.W. Reynolds Distinguished Professor and department chair of Mechanical...

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  • Ray, Baishakhi

    Assistant Professor, Computer Science (by courtesy)

    Baishakhi Ray was an assistant professor at the University of Virginia and now holds a courtesy appointment. She finished her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on Software Engineering, in particular, empirical studies and program analysis. Baishakhi analyzes...

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  • Reidenbach, Matthew

    Associate Professor

    Reidenbach's primary area of research is environmental fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on physical-biological interactions in coastal environments. Current research activities include the effects of flow and turbulence on nutrient exchange in coral reefs, sediment transport in estuaries,...

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  • Reimers, Ann

    Assistant Professor in Engineering

    Dr. Ann Reimers is a Lecturer who teaches Introduction to Engineering and Introduction to Engineering Analysis, a first year academic advisor and a member of the First-year Experience Committee in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

    As an electro/mechanical engineer, she...

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  • Reinke, Petra

    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director Engineering Physics Program

    Habilitation in Experimental Physics, University of Basel, Physics Institute, Switzerland, 1994-2000 Research Group Leader (Assistant Professor), University of Göttingen, II, Physics Institute, Germany, 2001-2003 Associate Professor, University of Virginia, Department of Materials Science &...

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  • Reiss, Charles

    Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Computer Science

    Charles Reiss is an Assistant Professor, specializing in computer systems-related topics.

    Before joining UVa, he received in PhD from Berkeley, developing systems to analyze memory requirements in analytics systems like Apache Spark.

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  • Rich, George F.

    Harrison Medical Teaching Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    George F Rich, MD is the Harrison Medical Teaching Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia.

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  • Richards, Larry George

    Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Middle School Engineering Education Initiative, The Engineers Way

    Larry G. Richards came to UVA in 1969, joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1976, and moved to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1985 to develop and administer the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program. He served as Director of the MSE Program from 1986 to 2002, and...

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  • Riggs, Robert

    Assistant Professor

    My research interest include integer programming and combinatorial optimization, healthcare systems engineering, Six Sigma and process improvement, applying lean enterprise to healthcare and manufacturing applications, optimization of disassembly and remanufacturing systems.

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  • Riggs, Sara

    Assistant Professor

    My research interests are human factors in complex, data-rich environments such as aviation, military operations, and healthcare. Specifically interested in the design and evaluation of multimodal displays (those including vision, audition, and touch), understanding perceptual and cognitive...

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