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Michael Dennin

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Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning; Dean of Undergraduate Education; Professor of Physics

Prof. Dennin is leading the evolution of teaching and learning on the college campus, and he is a top communicator of all issues of physics.


  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Undergraduate Education
  • Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Science of super heros

Mark Deppe

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UCI Esports Director

Mark Deppe's expertise is at the intersection of video games, esports, education, and industry


  • Public Relations
  • Psychobiology
  • eSports
  • Video Games
  • Operations Management

Louis DeSipio

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Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and Political Science

Louis DeSipio examines how democratic nations incorporate new members, including policymaking in the areas of immigration.


  • U.S. Electoral Politics
  • Immigration
  • Ethnic Politics
  • Latino Politics
  • Latino Studies

Magnus Egerstedt

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Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering

Magnus Egerstedt is a leading research on control theory, complex networks and robotics.


  • Multi-system robots
  • Mobile Sensor Networks
  • Complex networks (e.g., optimization and control, resource sharing, dimension reduction)
  • Control Theory
  • Robotics
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

David Feldman

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Professor of Urban Planning & Public Policy and Political Science, Director of Water UCI

David Feldman specializes in water resources management and policy, global climate change policy, ethics and environmental decisions.


  • Drought
  • Sustainable Development
  • Ethics and Environmental Decisions
  • Water Resources Management
  • Global climate change policy
  • Adaptive Management
  • Water

Wang Feng

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Professor of Sociology

Wang Feng is a leading expert on demography, aging, and inequality - particularly in China.


  • China
  • Post-Communist Societies
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Demography
  • Contemporary Chinese Society
  • Comparative Historical Demography

Dr. Shruti Gohil

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Associate Medical Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention

Dr. Shruti K. Gohil is an infectious disease specialist in Orange, California and is affiliated with one hospital.


  • Epidemiology of Sepsis
  • Infection Prevention
  • Clinical infectious diseases
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Sociodemographic

Jon Gould

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Jon Gould is a distinguished scholar in justice policy, social change and government reform.


  • International Human Rights
  • Hate Speech
  • Indigent Defense
  • Government Reform
  • Justice Policy
  • Social Change
  • Erroneous Convictions
  • Prosecutorial Innovation
  • Sexual Harassment

Joshua Grill

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Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Nerological Disorders at UCI

Joshua Grill directs a major Alzheimer's disease research institute helps lead the national strategy for AD clinical trial recruitment.


  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical Trials
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Recruitment and Retention

Jan D. Hirsch

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Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Jan Hirsch's research interests are focused in the areas of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.


  • Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM)
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Drug Development
  • Gout Impact Scale
  • Pharmaeutical Services
  • Disease-specific Instruments
  • Health Related Quality of Life