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Adib Cure

Assistant Professor in Practice | School of Architecture Co-Founder | CURE & PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design firm

Adib Cure serves as an Assistant Professor in Practice at the UM School of Architecture. He also co-founded his own practice called CURE & PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design with partner Carie Penabad.

His research on Latin American urbanism and architecture, most notably the mapping of informal cities throughout the Global South, has been presented at a variety of national and international conferences including the American Institute of Architects National Convention. His research concentrates on the role of light and acoustics in contemporary architecture.

A. Michael Froomkin

Laurie Silvers & Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law

Professor Froomkin currently teaches Administrative Law, Internet Law, and Torts.  He has also taught Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure I, International Law, Jurisprudence, and Trademark, and seminars in Intellectual Property in the Digital Era, Internet Governance, Law & Games, Regulation of Digital Identity, and Electronic Commerce.

Colby N. Leider

Associate Professor and Program Director, Music Engineering Technology

Colby Leider is associate professor and program director of the Music Engineering Technology Program (MuE), in the Department of Music Business & Entertainment Industries at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He is associate editor of Computer Music Journal and works as a consultant in patent-infringement cases involving audio and new media technologies.

Christopher C. Mader

Director | Software Engineering

Christopher C. Mader joined the University of Miami Center for Computational Science in 2007 as Director of the Software Engineering core. Mr. Mader has been developing software systems for scientific applications, and leading development teams for over 15 years at a number of research organizations including: Stanford University, The Institute for Genomic Research (now J. Craig Venter Institute), and The Scripps Research Institute, as well as a variety of commercial organizations. His interests include the development of service-oriented architectures and text mining.

Louis Herns Marcelin, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Dr. Marcelin is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research focuses on anthropology of family and kinship in the Americas. His research also examines questions related to health and human security, and the roles of power, violence, and marginalization in society (particularly in Brazil, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States).  He began his career conducting extensive field research on family, kinship, and religious practices in rural and urban areas of Haiti, which became a widely-used and widely-cited reference among social scientists interested in understanding Haitian sociocultural dynamics. 

Karen Mathews

Assistant Professor | Department of Art & Art History

Antonio Nanni

Professor | College of Engineering

Dr. Antonio Nanni is a structural engineer interested in construction materials, their structural performance, and field application. His interests are in the field of civil infrastructure sustainability and renewal.

Nanni chairs the University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, where he also is a professor and the inaugural Senior Scholar. He is also Professore Ordinario, Dipartimento di Strutture per l’Ingegneria e l’Architettura at the Università di Napoli – Federico II, in Naples, Italy

Juhong Park, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

Juhong Park is a licensed engineer, architect, and researcher. His research is centered on Human-Machine-Collaboration, through research on artificial design intelligence as a vehicle to expand the horizon of human capability. He is especially passionate about theories and approaches to enhancing human capabilities through design thinking that defines the limits of brain, body, and behaviors by re-framing the context of problems instead of attempting to solve problems within them.

Carie Penabad

Director of Undergraduate Education, and Associate Professor | School of Architecture

Carie Penabad received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University. Upon graduation she went to work for the office of Machado & Silvetti in Boston, and in 2001 she established her own practice in Miami with partner Adib Cure. The work of CURE & PENABAD Architects has received numerous awards including American Institute of Architects awards, state and local preservation awards, a National Congress for New Urbanism Award, and a Silver Medal prize at the 2010 Miami Biennale. Most recently, the firm was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Marcus Cooperation Architectural Prize for emerging architectural talent.

Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos

Assistant Professor | Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

He received my PhD in 2012 from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for the design of an active deployable tensegrity structure. From 2012 to 2014, He joined Princeton University as Postdoctoral Researcher for the Form-Finding Lab. Since January 2015, he is an Assistant Professor at Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami. His research interests include tensegrity structures; adaptive, sensory and active structures; form finding and analysis of structures; structural design and optimization; space engineering and construction; resilience and sustainability; and computer-aided engineering.

Dilip Sarkar, PhD

Associate Professor

Wangda Zuo, PhD

Assistant Professor | Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Zuo's research focuses on modeling and simulation of smart, sustainable and resilient buildings, communities and cities. Dr. Zuo is the recipient of IBPSA-USA Emerging Professional Award, Eliahu I. Jury Early Career Research Award, Provost Research Award, and SEEDS Leadership Award. Dr. Zuo is a Member of the University of Miami Center for Computational Science (CCS); Treasurer and Affiliate Director (representing USA) of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA); Chair of IBPSA-USA Research Committee; Secretary, former Research Subcommittee Chair and former Voting Member of ASHRAE Technical Committee (TC) 4.10 Indoor Environment Modeling; Secretary and Voting Member of ASHRAE TC 7.4 Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings; Voting Member of ASHRAE TC 4.7 Energy Calculations.

Joel Zysman

Director | Advanced Computing

Joel Zysman is the Director of Advanced Computing for the University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science. Mr.  Zysman has been an active member of the advanced computing community for over 15 years. He has held positions in research centers at The Scripps Research Institute (Florida) and in Industry at Merck Research Labs, Silicon Graphics Inc., and Cray Research Inc.
He has published numerous articles on IO subsystems as well as advanced computing applications in research. He has more than 15 years’ experience in advanced computing systems and application design and implementation and specializes in storage design, data management and movement, and distributed computing in bioinformatics and life sciences. Mr. Zysman has a particular interest in bringing advanced computing technologies to non-traditional user communities and has started a joint research program with the Frost School of Music in Computational Musicology and Music Engineering.