DSRI Leadership


Michael Kirby, Director

Michael Kirby is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science as well as affiliate faculty member status in the Program in Cell and Molecular Biology. His interests include low dimensional and geometric modeling, optimization and the mathematical foundations of Machine Learning. He investigates applications of this work to modeling biological data sets including to health data time series, and omics-data in the setting of infectious disease. He authored the textbook Geometric Data Analysis and, with Chris Peterson, founded the Pattern Analysis Laboratory (PAL). He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Institute for Information Verarbeitung at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. He also was awarded an IBM Faculty Fellowship, and the College of Natural Sciences Award for Graduate Education. He received his S.B. degree in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from the Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University.

Chandra V. Chandrasekar

V. Chandrasekar (Chandra), Deputy Director

V. Chandrasekar (Chandra)is the Research Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. His research CSU includes large scale modeling and observation of the Atmospheric environment. He is a University Distinguished Professor. He is an elected fellow of, IEEE, the American Meteorological Society, URSI and the National Academy of Inventors. He was Knighted by the Govt of Finland in 2016 at the Finish Embassy in Washington DC.