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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”)

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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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  • Lazzara, Matthew J.

    Associate Professor


    Matthew Lazzara received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (with highest honors) from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he trained in the lab of William Deen. He remained at MIT for postdoctoral studies in the lab of...

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  • Lee, Kyusang

    Assistant Professor


    Kyusang Lee is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering departments at University of Virginia. He received his B.S. degree from Korea University in 2005, M.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2009, and Ph.D. degree from...

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  • Letteri, Rachel A.

    Assistant Professor


    Rachel A. Letteri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. After obtaining a B.S. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, she completed a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst...

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  • Li, Xiaodong (Chris)

    Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor


    Dr. Li’s expertise and interests include (but not limited to) additive manufacturing, smart manufacturing, nanomaterial-enabled energy systems, biological and bio-inspired materials and devices, biomechanics, micro/nanomechanics, surface engineering, and tribology. His stature in the field of...

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  • Li, Jundong

    Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science


    Jundong Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science, and School of Data Science. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Arizona State University in 2019, M.Sc. degree in...

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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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  • Lichtenberger, Arthur W.

    Research Professor


    Dr. Arthur Lichtenberger is a Research Professor at the University of Virginia in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the NRAO Director of the UVA Microfabrication Laboratories (UVML). He received a BA from Amherst College in 1980 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UVA in 1985 and 1987...

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  • Lin, Zongli

    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ferman W. Perry Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies


    Zongli Lin's current research interests include nonlinear control, robust control, and control applications. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2001-2003), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2006-2009) and IEEE Control Systems Magazine (2005-2012). He...

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