Research Spotlights

Making history accessible online

Dr. Will Hanley

Dr. Will Hanley, an associate professor in the Department of History at Florida State University, is researching how to make historical materials more accessible. In one of his ongoing projects, he is assisted by undergraduates in a course titled ‘Digital Microhistory Lab’, where students are helping to digitize The Egyptian Gazette, a daily newspaper established in 1880 based in Alexandria, Egypt.

Students collaborating on the Egyption Digital Gazette digitization

Building a tool to spot Deepfakes

Shuyan Metcalfe, Ph.D.

Dr. Shuyan Metcalfe (publications under Shuyan Mary Ho), an associate professor at FSU’s College of Communication and Information, and her associates have been tackling issues of trusted human-computer interaction. Their research focuses on computer-mediated deception, through examining physical and language components.

Dr. Metcalfe works with students in her lab

Multiphase Flow Simulations That Answer Real-World Problems

Mark Sussman

Some experiments are too dangerous or costly to perform with real materials, so creating realistic simulations to test new hypotheses is immeasurably helpful for the scientific community. Dr. Mark Sussman is an FSU professor and researcher who designs algorithms for multiphase flow simulations. Sussman and his colleagues are currently simulating solutions for topics such as hurricane strength, turbine engine overheating and cryogenic fuel for space travel.

Multiphase flow simulation example

The Recent Discovery of the How and Why of DNA Replication Timing

Dr. Takayo Sasaki & Dr. David Gilbert

For the last 60 years, the sequence of DNA replication has been a mystery. The Gilbert laboratory has focused their efforts on cracking this code to better treat conditions like pediatric leukemia and premature aging.

Dr. David Gilbert

FSU Translational Science Lab Helping to Solve Genomic Puzzles

Yanming Yang

As a primary faculty member at the Translational Science Lab (TSL) at the FSU College of Medicine, Dr. Yanming Yang is responsible for next-generation sequencing (NGS) services. Together with other TSL members, he has been providing NGS services to over 180 principal investigators from about 120 institutions around the world.

Dr. Yanming Yang

Understanding Designs of Auction Markets through Monte Carlo Simulations

Matthew Gentry

Matthew Gentry, associate professor in the FSU Department of Economics, studies the design of auction markets by conducting mathematical simulations. Dr. Gentry’s research looks at patterns in specific data to learn about certain economic features in auction markets, such as bidders’ willingness to take on risk.

Julia Wang studies diabetes through a molecular lens

Dr. Julia Wang

Dr. Julia Wang is an assistant professor in the Biomedical Sciences department of the FSU College of Medicine. The primary focus of her research is understanding diabetes from a molecular perspective using single-cell transcriptomics.

Dr. Julia Wang headshot

Zooming in on the Ocean by Researching the Submesoscale Process

Xu Chen

Dr. Xu Chen, a research associate at Florida A&M University and Florida State University in the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS), and his colleagues are using RCC resources to resolve the oceanic submesoscale process.

Dr. Xu Chen

Computational Techniques in Biophysics

Dr. Wei Yang

Dr. Wei Yang has been involved with chemistry since his college days. His interest in the subject has led him all the way to FSU where he conducts meaningful research as a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at FSU’s Institute of Molecular Biophysics. Working in computational biophysics, the primary focus of Dr. Yang’s research is to develop special computational techniques that allow him to simulate functional proteins of biological molecules.

Dr. Wei Yang Headshot

Solving Fluid Science Equations and its Community Impact

S. Unnikrishnan

Thermal and fluid sciences is an important sub-domain of mechanical engineering that focuses on aero-propulsion. This specific field explores fundamental aviation topics such as aerodynamics, propulsion, and controlling the noise and drag of airplanes. Dr. Unnikrishnan, an assistant professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and Florida State University, is an expert in thermal and fluid sciences at FSU’s Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics, and Energy (AME) center.

Prof. S. Unnikrishnan head shot