December 3, 2014
Lubya Kuznetsova, Ph.D.
Department of Physics
Physicist specializing in nanophotonics, ultrafast lasers, and cavity quantum electrodynamics. My areas of expertise include high energy short-pulse generation in fiber laser systems, mode-locking in quantum cascade lasers, blue LEDs, microcavities, and metamaterials. I am currently investigating quantum electrodynamics effects in GaN-based lasers and silicon microcavities. Research in my lab focuses on the different ways of controlling light on the subwavelength scale via modifying the photonic environment. Projects include ultrafast nanocavity LEDs for visible light communications, emerging metamaterials for light control, and microcavity-based optical sensors for bio-medical applications.
Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Ph.D.
Professor of Geography
Professor in the Department of Geography, San Diego State University (SDSU) and the Director of the Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age (HDMA). He received his Ph.D. (2001) in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research interests are in Human Dynamics, Social Media, Big Data, Internet Mapping, Web GIS, Mobile GIS, Cartography, and K-12 GIS education. He is co-author of Internet GIS, published in 2003 by Wiley and served on the editorial boards of the Annals of GIS (2008-), Cartography and GIScience (2013-) and the Professional Geographers (2011-). Tsou has been served on two U.S. National Academy of Science Committees in 2006 and 2013. In 2010, Tsou was awarded to a $1.3 million research grant funded by National Science Foundation, Mapping ideas from Cyberspace to Realspace research project (PI, 2010-2014). In Spring 2014, Tsou established a new research center, Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age , a transdisciplinary research area of excellence at SDSU to integrate research works from GIScience, Public Health, Social Science, Sociology, and Communication. In Fall 2014, Tsou received a NSF Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) award for “Spatiotemporal Modeling of Human Dynamics Across Social Media and Social Networks” (PI, $999,887, 2014-2018).
Heather Croliss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Public Health
Health disparities based on sexual orientation and gender identity (LGBT Health), adolescent health, sexual health, substance use and mental health, effects of social stigma on health behaviors and chronic health, longitudinal cohort methods. Dr. Corliss joined the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University in the fall of 2013. Before coming to SDSU, Dr. Corliss was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital where she received advanced training in health disparities and adolescent health research.
Robert Quimby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Astronomy
Research Area: Observational Cosmology, Astronomical Transients Research Interests: Supernovae