Advanced space power and propulsion reactor systems, energy
conversion, advanced terrestrial nuclear power reactors, reactor
operations and safety.
Cellular and molecular bioengineering, biomolecular cell mechanics, mathematical biology.
Neural mechanisms of perception and motor behavior (using both experimental and modeling approaches), neuronal oscillations and attentional control, information processing in the brain, development of advanced signal processing methods for the analysis of nonstationary, multivariate neurobiological data, mathematical analysis of oscillatory neural networks, behavior and brain analysis of sensorimotor coordination, first passage time problems in stochastic processes, theory of nonlinear dynamical systems
Adaptive nonlinear control, robotics, human-machine interactions, biomedical, visual servo control
Databases, Data-mining, Machine Learning, Approximate Query Processing, Randomized Algorithms, Classification and Regression.
Structure-property-processing relationships of multiphase polymers, liquid crystalline polymers and thermosets, magnetic field processing of polymers, ionomers.
Irrigation efficiency and water quantity, irrigation and drainage impact on water quality.
Embedded test of mixed-signal/RF ICs, microwave ICs, mixed-mode s- parameters, interconnect, high-frequency characterization, analog ICs, power amplifiers.
Traffic operations, signal control optimization, highway capacity analysis, and traffic simulation.
Steel structures, cold-formed steel, pre-engineered metal
Activation analysis, radiation and radioisotope applications,
nuclear spectrometry and instrumentation, plasma kinetics,
fission and fusion systematics.
Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Florida (Current focus is to build a nuclear detection lab with accompanying research in neutron detection, fission physics and detector system development. Research areas include: neutronics in deuterated environments, Deuterium based recoil detectors, correlated fission neutron investigations.)
Computer graphics and visualization, (multivariate) spline interpolation and approximation algorithms, signal processing, reconstruction of volumetric data.
Professor Fan joined UF in 2003. His research focus is to develop microfluidics and BioMEMS technologies and apply them to biomedical applications. Microfluidics involves device fabrication and manufacturing, study of fluid behavior in micro-scale, and exploiting the devices for a variety of applications including point-of-care testing, environmental monitoring, and detection of pathogens in the field.
Wireless networks, mobile communications, mobile computing, resource
allocation, queueing network.
Computer architecture, network computing, distributed systems.
Dynamics and control of multi-body systems, game theory, orbital dynamics, flight mechanics.
Network-computing, advanced computing architecture, biologically-inspired nanocomputing, distributed information processing systems.
Semiconductor device theory, modeling, simulation; scaled CMOS
integrated circuits and devices, including SOI and DG MOSFETs.
Analog electronic circuit design.
Agroclimatology, crop growth modeling, precision agriculture technology, irrigation and
geographic information system (GIS) based decision support systems.
Dr. Francis retired from teaching in January 2005 after 34 years at the University of Florida.
Physical & mechanical metallurgy of structural materials,
microstructure-processing property inter-relationships in high
performance/high temperature materials.
Methods: Pattern recognition, neural networks, fuzzy sets, computer vision, image and signal processing, mathematical morphology. Applications: Landmine detection, handwriting recognition, biomedical imaging, automatic target recognition, bioinformatics.