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Andrew F. Laine

Chair, Professor

Research Areas: Mathematical analysis and quantification of medical images, signal and image processing, computer-aided diagnosis. Lab Web Site Projects Adaptive Spatial-Temporal Filtering Applied to X-Ray Fluoroscope Micro Array Genomic Image Recognition with Multi-scale techniques Fast Interpolation Algorithms for Three-Dimensional Real-Time Cardiac Ultrasound Segmentation of cardiac US using level sets on...

Upmanu Lall

Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor

Research AreasHydro-climate modeling, Spatial data analysis and visualization, Time series analysis and forecasting, Bayes Networks for Process Modeling and Decision Making, Risk and reliability, Water Resource Management using Climate Information.BiographyB. Tech in Civil Engineering, I.I.T. Kanpur, India, 1976M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1980Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of...

Elaine L. Larson

Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Elaine L. Larson is the associate dean for research and professor of pharmaceutical and therapeutic research, Columbia University School of Nursing. She has served as a member of an NIH Study Section on HIV Infection, as the president of the Certification Board for Infection Control, as a member of nine journal editorial boards, an AHC Scholar in Academic Administration and Health Policy, and as director and...

Javad Lavaei

Assistant Professor

Javad Lavaei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Control & Dynamical Systems from California Institute of Technology in 2011, and worked as a postdoc in Electrical Engineering and Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University from 2011 to 2012. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Milton and Francis...

Joel E Lavine, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Lavine is a faculty member in Pediatrics who is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is also the Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Campus. His research relates to the etiopathogenesis, genetics, natural history, environmental provocation, biomarker/bioimaging development...

Aurel A. Lazar


My research interests are at the intersection of theoretical, computational and systems neuroscience. The theoretical work builds on methods of communications/networking, information theory, machine learning, nonlinear dynamical systems, signal processing and systems identification. The computational research centers on the massively parallel emulation of neural circuits and architectures. The experimental work...

Donald R. Lemma

Associate Dean for Technology
Chief Information Officer

Donald Lemma is the CIO and Associate Dean for Technology at the Columbia Business School. Previously, he was the CIO and Director of Computing at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, which was run by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy. SLAC maintained the largest scientific database in the world and operates a world-class high performance datacenter. Prior to his tenure at SLAC, Dr. Lemma...

Allison Lewko

Assistant Professor

I am an assistant professor in the computer science department at Columbia University. My current areas of research are cryptography, complexity theory, harmonic analysis, combinatorics, and distributed computing. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. I completed my Ph.d. in Computer Science at UT-Austin, advised by Brent Waters. I have also received a certificate of advanced...

Guohua Li

M. Finster Professor

Director Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public HealthDirector Center for Health Policy and Outcomes in Anesthesia and Critical Care Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and SurgeonsDr. Guohua Li is an epidemiologist specializing in injury and perioperative outcomes research using complex data systems and innovative statistical techniques....

Frank R. Lichtenberg

Courtney C. Brown Professor

Frank Lichtenberg is the Courtney C. Brown professor of business at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has performed numerous econometric studies of the impact of biomedical innovation on longevity and health in the United States and other nations. He has taught at Harvard University and the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and...

Clarisa Long

Clarisa Long

Max Mendel Shaye Professor of Intellectual Property Law

Clarisa Long joined the Columbia Law School faculty as the Shaye Professor of Intellectual Property Law in 2005. Prior to that, she was a Professor of Law and the Class of 1966 Research Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Her research interest is at the intersection of intellectual property law and theory, the economics of information, property law, and contract law. Before entering law school,...

Gina Schellenbaum Lovasi

Assistant Professor

Gina S. Lovasi is an assistant professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her research examines how modifiable built and social environments influence cardiovascular and pulmonary health, as well as differences in these effects across population subgroups. Lovasi received her PhD and MPH in epidemiology from the University of Washington, where her research examined...

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