People

Faculty

— Dr. Zaijing Sun

Dr. Sun is an associate professor in the Department of  Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences at UNLV. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics (in the area of Radiation Sciences and Accelerator Applications) from the Idaho Accelerator Center in 2012. Before joining UNLV, He was an assistant professor of Nuclear Engineering at South Carolina State University. He had worked in the Nuclear Engineering Division of Argonne National Laboratory for three years under Dr. George Vandergrift and Dr. Sergey Chemerisov. He was also guided directly by Dr. Unnikrishnan (a pioneer in temporal data mining) at the Northshore Research Institute.

His responsibilities at HERD include (but not limited to)

(1) conduct scientific research that generates independent, high-quality, and reproducible results; interpret the research data (especially on database analysis and temporal data mining for early indicators), write reports to the funding agency, produce presentations and papers.

(2) lead the scientific direction and administer, compliance, finance, personnel, and other related aspects of the research project;

(3) manage the design/conduct of the research project; monitor the progress of the research and ensure the integrity of collaborative relationships with national labs;

(4) coordinate with school, department, and central administration personnel to ensure that research is conducted following Federal regulations, University policies, and DOE procedures.

— Dr. Biswajit Biswal

Dr. Biswajit Biswal is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at South Carolina State University. He holds Ph.D. in Computer and Information Systems Engineering from Tennessee State University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from NYU Tondon School of Engineering, and B.E. in Medical Electronics Engineering from India. His research interests are machine learning, data mining, cybersecurity, cloud computing, RF signal detection (Drones), IoT, and big data analysis. Dr. Biswal has many technical papers published in conferences and journals. He has severed as a technical reviewer in many conferences and journals. He is also a member of IEEE.

see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/biswajit-biswal-3091196/

Postdoc

— Dr. Krishnakumar Divakar Nangeelil

Dr. Krishnakumar is a postdoc scholar mentored by Dr. Sun in the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences at UNLV. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in the area of radiation dosimetry from Bharathiar University, India. He has two decades of progressive professional work experience in health physics services, radiation detectors, gamma spectrometry, and radiation dosimetry.

Student

— Christiana Hall (Health Physics, GA)

Christina is the Graduate Assistant to Dr. Sun, assisting with HPS 102. Currently, she is an intern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Radiological Field Operations in the office of Air and Radiation. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, where she attended UNLV receiving her Bachelor of Science in Health Physics in May of 2020. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Environmental Health Physics and hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in a related field.

— Robert Gentile (Nuclear Engineering, RA)

— Jennifer Jeffcoat (Nuclear Engineering, RA)