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  • Ramakrishnan, Adarsh R.

    Lecturer, Science, Technology, and Society

    Adarsh Ramakrishnan is a product leader and entrepreneur with a passion for design and business. Prior to his current role as a senior product manager at CarMax, he founded 3 product-focused businesses and served in executive roles at an agency and manufacturing startup

    In addition to...

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  • Ramasubramanian, Melur (Ram) K.

    University of Virginia Vice President for Research, Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian is the Vice President for Research at the University of Virginia. 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...

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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, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Engineering (primary appointment), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (joint appointment), Faculty Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence

    Dr. Ann Reimers is a General Faculty Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Engineering & Society and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. She currently teaches Introduction to Engineering Lab and Dynamics. She has also taught Introduction to...

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  • Reinke, Petra

    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director Engineering Physics Program

    Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Virginia, 2018-present Heinz & Doris Wilsdorf Distinguished Research Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Virginia, 2016-2018Habilitation in Experimental Physics, University of Basel, Physics...

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  • Reiss, Charles

    Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Computer Science

    Research interests include:

    Computer Science Education, Computer Science Systems

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

    Before joining UVa, he received in PhD from Berkeley, developing systems to...

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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, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track, Director of Undergraduate Programs in Systems Engineering, Systems ME and VEO Advisor

    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

    I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at the University of Virginia. My research focuses on task sharing, attention management, and interruption management in complex environments that have included aviation, healthcare, military operations, and...

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  • Robins, Gabriel

    Emeritus Professor of Computer Science

    Research interests include:

    Electronic Design Automation, Algorithms, Optimization, Semiconductor Engineering, Data Sciences, Genomics, Radio Frequency Identification

    Professor Gabriel Robins earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA in 1992, where he received an...

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