Professor of Statistical Science, Dr. Lynne Stokes, recently conducted research on evaluating the accuracy of contest judges and on improving estimates of marine fishery yields by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Dr. David Meltzer researches the origins, antiquity, and adaptations of the first Americans who colonized the North American continent at the end of the Ice Age. He focuses on how these hunter-gatherers met the challenges of moving across and adapting to the vast, ecologically diverse landscape of Late Glacial North America during a time of significant climate change.
Professor Sushmita Purkayastha’s research focuses on cerebral blood flow regulation in humans and the design of effective therapeutic interventions interrupting the decline in cognition and mobility in aging and diseases associated with vascular risk factors.
Experimental Particle Physics
Jodi Cooley’s current research interest is to improve our understanding of the universe by deciphering the nature of dark matter. She and her colleagues operate sophisticated detectors in the Soudan Underground Laboratory, MN.
SMU Physicists at CERN
Dr. Ryszard Stroynowski is a Physics professor at SMU and currently serves as a principal investigator on the CERN-ATLAS experiment. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a past member of the Steering Group of the NATO Science for Peace Program.
Dr. Suku Nair, Professor and Chair in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, is an internationally recognized authority on cyber security and fault-tolerant computing. He is the founding director of the HACNet (High Assurance Computing and Networking) Lab.
Earthquakes in North Texas
Professor Heather DeShon is leader of the Reno-Azle research team, which is researching the cause of recent earthquakes in the North Texas area. Her research interests include earthquake generation, volcano seismology and plate tectonics.