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Spotlight on Faculty Research: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Photo of Edwin Hutchins Edwin Hutchins
Edwin Hutchins is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Science. He has spent his career trying to understand human cognition in social, cultural and material context, although his primary research sites, since 1989, have been in the world of commercial aviation. More…
Photo of Silke Januszewski Forbes Silke Januszewski Forbes
Silke Januszewski Forbes is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. Her research focuses on the airline industry including the role of regional airlines and the effect of air traffic delays on airline prices. More…
Photo of KaySteve Kay
Steve Kay is dean of the Division of Biological Sciences. His lab is working on algal biofuels as well as other plants that can be used for biofuels. He is also doing research on circadian rhythms and recently made a discovery that could have implications for the development of a jet lag pill. More…
Photo of Kim Hyonny Kim
Hyonny Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Structural Engineering. Through his research, he tested the strength and durability of the first-ever composite landing gear braces for the commercial aircraft industry. More…
Photo of KruegerIngolf Krueger
Ingolf Krueger is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His work focuses on the design and implementation of service-oriented integration architectures, infrastructures and applications for projects in areas such as homeland security, disaster response, automotive and telecommunications. More…
Photo of Scalea Francesco Lanza di Scalea
Francesco Lanza di Scalea is a professor in the Department of Structural Engineering and director of the Non-Destructive Evaluation/Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory. His work focuses on making railroad tracks safer by developing better ways to detect defects in rails. More…
Photo of Mayfield Stephen Mayfield
Stephen Mayfield is a professor in the Division of Molecular Biology and director of the San Diego Center for Algal Biotechnology. He researches gene regulation in eukaryotic algae and the use of this alga for the production of human therapeutic proteins and as a platform for biofuel production. production. More…
Photo of Savage Stefan Savage
Stefan Savage is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and principal investigator in The Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security. The center's research mission is to help ensure the security, privacy, and safety of future automotive embedded systems. More…
Photo of TrivediMohan Trivedi
Mohan Trivedi is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles. His lab is the most highly cited and productive in the world in the field of intelligent transportation research published in the top academic journal. More…