what i do
I am currently an Adjunct Professor of Computational Science at San Diego State University (SDSU), and a Research Scientist at the Rees-Stealy Research Foundation Laboratory (RSRFL) at SDSU. As part of my appointment, I coordinate the Computational Science Research Center’s Visualization Laboratory and the Professional Science Master’s (PSM).
My current area of research at the RSRFL is the development and implementation of image processing and visualization techniques for assessing contractile responses in enzymatically isolated adult and neonatal cardiomyocytes. The study of cardiocyte contractility has helped unveil the fundamental processes underlying heart function in health and disease.
My present teaching assignment includes the graduate courses “Computational Imaging,” “Mathematical Modeling,” “Computational Science Fundamentals,” “Engineering Economics,” and “Organizational Development.” The first three courses are part of the master of science in computational science program while the last two courses were designed for the PSM program. I am a graduate advisor for both programs.