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Marian Manciu

 
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Physical Sciences Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
Homemmanciu@utep.edu
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Marian Manciu
Associate Professor, Physics - Environmental Science and Engineering

The main current focus of Dr. Manciu’s research is the development and application of advanced statistical methods, traditionally employed in statistical physics, for modelling and finding patterns / correlations in various systems. Some of the algorithms we developed and implemented are based on maximum entropy methods (maximum likelihood, expectation-maximization, total variation regularization, saddle point approximation and decomposition of the partition function). Other algorithms are closer related to BioStatistical methods: Multivariate Cox proportional-hazard analysis, Singular Value Decomposition dimensionality-reduction projection methods (related to principal, factor and cluster analysis) and fuzzy logic analysis of uncertain/noisy data.Dr. Manciu’s main expertise is in water-mediated macromolecular interactions. We developed statistical models for interactions between polar surfaces (proteins), between hydrophobic surfaces (lipids) and between grafted polymer brushes (biopolymers attached/adsorbed on surfaces).

KEYWORDS

  1. BioMedical Physics (Multivariate Analysis
  2. Dimension Reduction Methods
  3. Survival Analysis
  4. Maximum Entropy Methods)
  5. Biophysics (Water-mediated Macromolecular Interactions
  6. Ion Specific Effects
  7. Hydration
  8. Grafted Polymer Brushes)
  9. Medical Physics (X-ray spectral reconstruction
  10. Modulation Transfer Function
  11. Direct and Monte Carlo X-ray Spectral Calculation
  12. CT image reconstruction)

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