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Frank Cunha

Programs Taught:

Mechanical Engineering

Year joined RPI:

2016

Education/Degrees:

Ph.D., New York University, Mechanical Engineering, 1995
M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1983
B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1979

Other Certificates and Licenses:

P.E., New York University, Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Experiences:

University of Connecticut, United Technologies Pratt & Whitney, Siemens-Westinghouse Corp., General Electric

Research/Consulting Areas:

Heat Transfer Testing, Turbine Blade Analysis, Slot Cooling, Thermal-Mechanical Fatigue

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Gill Eapen

Programs Taught:

Data Analytics

Year joined RPI:

2019

Education/Degrees:

MBA, University of Chicago, Finance & Economics, 1994
M.S., Northwestern University, Structural Engineering, 1986
B-Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering, 1985

Other Certificates and Licenses:

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder

Other Professional Experiences:

Decision Options, LLC (CEO), Stout, Charles River Associates, Pfizer, Inc., Deloitte Consulting, Asea Brown Boveri

Research/Consulting Areas:

Artificial Intelligence and transformation of healthcare, evaluation of uncertainty and flexibility for better investment decisions, flexibility and effective management in an uncertain world

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Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete

Programs Taught:

Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Decision Sciences

Year joined RPI:

1987

Education/Degrees:

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metallurgy, 1985
B.Sc., National University of Mexico, Chemical Metallurgical Engineering, 1978

Other Professional Experiences:

Curriculum Chair, Metallurgy, Rensselaer, Hartford; Affiliate Faculty appointment, DSES, Rensselaer, Troy; Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT; Visiting researcher: Swedish Institute for Metals Research, CINVESTAV-Saltillo-Mexico; Visiting professor: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, CINVESTAV-Saltillo & CINVESTAV-Queretaro, Mexico; Trinity College; Industry Consultant: United Technologies Corporation, Olin Corporation, CCAT, Hylsa-Mexico. Member ASME & SIAM; technical journal & book reviewer

Research/Consulting Areas:

Mathematical modeling and computer simulation of metal processing systems

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Michael Hughes

Programs Taught:

Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

Year joined RPI:

2015

Education/Degrees:

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering, 2015
B.Sc., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering, 2010
A.S., Hudson Valley Community College, Engineering Science, 2007

Other Professional Experiences:

Academic leadership, researcher, invited speaker, reviewer: Sturm-Ruger & Co., International Institute of Microelectronics (Madrid), 2017 Teaching & Learning Colloquium, NSF Capital Region I-Corp Site Program, ASME International ME Congress & Exposition, ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference

Research/Consulting Areas:

Luminescent solar concentrators, thermal radiation heat transfer, solar energy harvesting

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Dale Kiefer

Programs Taught:

Systems Engineering/Supply Chain

Year joined RPI:

2019

Education/Degrees:

M.S.M., Albertus Magnus College, Business Management, 2001
B.A., University of Connecticut, Liberal Arts (Sociology & Psychology), 1986

Other Certificates and Licenses:

ILR School Cornell University, Leadership Development Certified; Dale Carnegie Leader Course, Certified; Six Sigma Green Belt Certified; APICS-SCSM Certified

Other Professional Experiences:

Albertus Magnus College (Adjunct Instructor), i-Health/DSM, Timex Group, Edgewell Personal Care (Schick-Wilkinson), BIC Corp., Warnaco Group, Inc.

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Aric Krause

Programs Taught:

Systems Engineering, Business Intelligence

Year joined RPI:

2017

Education/Degrees:

Ph.D., Colorado State University, Economics, 1998
M.S., DePaul University, Economics, 1994
B.S., Illinois State University, Economics, 1989

Other Professional Experiences:

University of Maryland, Westminster College

Research/Consulting Areas:

Business strategy, technology lifecycles and standards, venture funding and entrepreneurship, new product development, industry dynamics

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Andrew Malinow

Programs Taught:

Data Analytics

Year joined RPI:

2019

Education/Degrees:

Ph.D., Columbia University, Cognitive Psychology, 2005
B.A., Columbia University, Psychology, 1999

Other Professional Experiences:

Data & research scientist, business analytics, educational research: Zylotech; Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Everage Group; United States Department of Justice; Cengage Learning; Shapiro InstituteñHarvard Medical School & BIDMC

Research/Consulting Areas:

Practices that use screen-based technology in education, data visualization preferences and practices, laparoscopy surgery

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Amit Mathur

Programs Taught:

Systems Engineering

Year joined RPI:

2018

Education/Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Electrical Engineering, 1996
M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1990
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, 1988

Other Certificates and Licenses:

Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers IEEE; Prognostics & Health Management (PHM) Society

Other Professional Experiences:

Sikorsky Aircraft, United Technologies Pratt & Whitney, Qualtech Systems, Inc., AT&T, University of Connecticut, Indian Institute of Technology (Research & Teaching Assistant)

Research/Consulting Areas:

Systems modeling and optimization, systems requirements and integration

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K. Marinka Natale

Programs Taught:

Data Analytics

Year joined RPI:

2019

Education/Degrees:

M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Business & Management, 2008
Dual Bachelors, University of Florida, Zoology/Biology & Anthropology, 1996

Other Certificates and Licenses:

SAS Macro, Business Intelligence & Web Report Studio for Thin Client, Conflict Management, COGNOS, Continuous Quality Improvement

Other Professional Experiences:

HealthLynxIQ, COTA Healthcare, Aetna, SCIO Health Analytics, LifeCare, Inc., Complex Care Solutions, CIGNA

Research/Consulting Areas:

Older adults enrolled in a risk-based Medicare managed care plan: increasing use of preventive services; barriers and facilitators to the use of preventive services

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Antonella Zompa

Programs Taught:

Systems Engineering

Year joined RPI:

2018

Education/Degrees:

M.S., Boston University, Project Management, 2008
B.E., Concordia University, Mechanical Engineering, 1998

Other Certificates and Licenses:

Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Certification, Executive Coaching (ICF accreditation), End2End Business Transformation, LEAN Expert Trainer, Six Sigma Black Belt, TapRoot© Root Cause Analysis, ISO9001 - 2001

Other Professional Experiences:

Philips Lighting Solutions; General Electric; Svedala Industries Canada, Inc.; Six Sigma Black Belt, Projects Group

Research/Consulting Areas:

Risk Management, Electro-Discharge Machining (EDM)