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Artificial Intelligence

Dan Rockmore: complex systems, machine learning, networks, computational harmonic analysis

V.S. Subrahmanian: artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, predictive modeling, probabilistic inference and machine learning, social media, counter-terrorism
 

Autism

Caroline Robertson: sensory perception and cognition in autism, Dartmouth Autism Research Initiative, early detection of autism
 

Climate Change

Robert Hawley: glaciers and climate, physical glaciology

Caitlin Hicks Pries: ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, soil ecology, and climate change

Meredith Kelley: climate change, glacial geologic studies, geomorphology

Erich Osterberg: paleoclimatology, climate change, atmospheric chemistry, snow and ice chemistry

Ross Virginia: Polar policy and environmental issues, ecosystem ecology, soil biogeochemical cycling, climate change in polar systems

Jonathan Winter: climate variability and change, climate impacts on water resources and agriculture, global climate model projections, hydroclimate
 

Cybersecurity

V.S. Subrahmanian: artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, predictive modeling, probabilistic inference and machine learning, social media, counter-terrorism
 

Data Privacy

David F. Kotz: mobile healthcare (mHealth) technology, security and privacy, wireless networks
 

Fake News

Brendan Nyhan: misperceptions and conspiracy theories, the science of fake news, political communication and the media, political scandal and corruption
 

Food and Water Safety

Celia Chen: ecology and evolutionary biology, especially mercury and other metal contaminants in aquatic food webs
 

The Federal Reserve

Andrew Levin: The Federal Reserve, the International Monetary Fund, monetary policy
 

Immigration

Annelise Orleck: ethnicity and immigration in American history, women in politics, history of women’s rights, workplace equality

Ethan Lewis: immigration, how immigration benefits U.S.-born workers, technological change, U.S. public education

Emily Walton: race and place, residential experiences and health among multiple racial and ethnic groups, segregation, ethnic neighborhoods

Richard A. Wright: U.S. immigration, migration, race and racism in labor and housing markets
 

Invasive Species

Matt Ayres: population insect ecology, especially mountain pine beetles
 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

John (“Jack”) H. Turco: endocrinology, transgender care, sports medicine
 

Nuclear Proliferation

Nicholas Miller: U.S. relations with North Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia, and their nuclear capabilities; nuclear proliferation; international security; U.S. foreign policy
 

Puerto Rico

Jorell Meléndez-Badillo: Latin American and Caribbean history, labor history, radical history, transnational Studies, intellectual history
 

Self-Driving Cars

Luis F. Alvarez León: self-driving cars and geospatial data, economic geography, geographic information, geospatial technologies, critical GIS, information policy, digital economy


Student Loan Debt

Jason Houle:  student loan debt, household debt, foreclosure crisis, sociology of mental health
 

Terrorism/ISIS

Daniel Benjamin: terrorism, international security issues, U.S. foreign policy
 

U.K. Economics

David G. Blanchflower: Brexit, economics of the U.K., statistics, labor economics, microeconomics and econometrics
 

U.S. Trade Policy

Douglas Irwin: U.S. trade policy, globalization, U.S. trade with China, WTO
 

U.S. Politics

Joseph Bafumi: Polling numbers, public opinion, America’s polarization

Randall Balmer: American religious history, faith in the presidency

Deborah Jordan Brooks: public opinion regarding female candidates, media and advertising in American politics

Linda L. Fowler: presidential primaries (especially N.H.), interest groups, campaign ethics

Michael C. Herron: election administration, ballot abnormalities and residual votes, government redistribution

Dean Lacy: elections, public opinion, political parties and interest groups

Russell Muirhead: political parties and ideology, democracy and politics

Annelise Orleck: ethnicity and immigration in American history, women in politics, history of women’s rights, workplace equality

Charles Wheelan: public policy, accessible economics, accessible statistics, U.S. protectionism
 

Water

Francis Magilligan: global water resources, human impacts on watersheds, flood hydrology
 

Wearable Technology/Mobile Sensing

Andrew Campbell: ubiquitous computing, wireless networks, mobile computing

David F. Kotz: mobile healthcare (mHealth) technology, security and privacy, wireless networks

Xing-Dong Yang: wearable technology, human-computer interaction
 

Wireless Communications

David F. Kotz: mobile healthcare (mHealth) technology, security and privacy, wireless networks

Xia Zhou: wireless networking and measurements, mobile systems and sensing

 

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