Gabriel, White join ISR as affiliate faculty

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Steven Gabriel (l) and Ian White

ISR is pleased to welcome two new affiliate faculty members, beginning July 1.

Steven Gabriel is an associate professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, with additional appointments in the Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program. He is group coordinator for the Civil Systems Program and also is a co-director of the Master of Engineering and Public Policy Program, a joint degree program between the Engineering and Public Policy Schools.

Gabriel has extensive experience in both mathematical modeling as well as algorithm design for optimization and equilibrium (i.e., complementarity) problems in a variety of engineering and economic areas such as energy, the environment, transportation, and telecommunications. In addition to his academic background, Gabriel has over 25 years experience in industry in mathematical modeling and analysis. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 2000, Gabriel was a project manager for energy modeling at ICF Consulting, a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory, an Operations Research Analyst at Arthur D. Little, Inc., a Systems Analyst with Technology Systems, and a Market Analyst for a kerosene heater company.

Ian White is an assistant professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering with research interests in disease detection, optical biosensors, ring resonators, SERS, and lab-on-a-chip. His research group investigates microsystems for the study and diagnosis of disease at the cellular and molecular level.

White joined the University of Maryland in 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he studied photonic devices, transmission, and networking. While at Stanford, White also worked as a systems test engineer for Onetta, Inc., a photonic systems startup company. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. White worked at Sprint's Advanced Technology Laboratory. He then changed fields to bioengineering and worked as a postdoctoral fellow from 2005-2008 at the University of Missouri.

Published June 27, 2011