Skip to Main Content
CWRU Links
Data Science

Faculty Director

Faculty Director

Robert H. French

Roger FrenchRoger H. French is the Faculty Director of the Applied Data Science Minor. He is the F. Alex Nason Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Case School of Engineering, with secondary appointments in Macromolecular Science and Physics. Dr. French is a member of the U. S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Science Advisory Committee. Before coming to CWRU, Dr. French was in Central Research and Development at the DuPont Co. in Wilmington, Delaware since 1985 and was Adjunct Professor of Materials Science at the University of Pennsylvania since 1996. He received his BS from Cornell University and his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials Science. Using vacuum ultraviolet and optical spectroscopies, spectroscopic ellipsometry, and computational optics, his research is in optical properties, electronic structure, and radiation durability of optical materials, polymers, ceramics, and liquids.


‚ÄĆKenneth A. Loparo

Kenneth LoparoKenneth A. Loparo is the Faculty Director of the ADS Major. He received his PhD degree in Systems and Control Engineering from CWRU in 1977 and has been on the faculty of The Case School of Engineering since 1979. He is currently Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department. Dr. Loparo holds academic appointments in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Case School of Engineering and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine. Dr. Loparo is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received numerous awards including the Sigma Xi Research Award for contributions to stochastic control, the John S. Diekoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching, the Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Engineering and Science Professor Award, the Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award and the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching, and the Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Engineering Teaching Award. Dr. Loparo's research interests include stability and control of nonlinear and stochastic systems with applications to large-scale electricity systems including generation and transmission and distribution; nonlinear filtering with applications to monitoring, fault detection, diagnosis, prognosis and reconfigurable control; information theory aspects of stochastic and quantized systems with applications to adaptive and dual control and the design of distributed autonomous control systems; the development of advanced signal processing and data analytics for monitoring and tracking of physiological behavior in health and disease.