Sorinel Adrian Oprisan, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Charleston

Address: 9 Liberty Street
JC Long building, Room 216
Charleston, SC 29401
phone:(843) 953-0780
fax:(843) 953-4824


Computational neuroscience research supported by a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation

Teaching highlights: College Offers Concentration in Growing Field of Computational Neuroscience, The College Today

Student mentoring highlights: Summer Research in Computational Neuroscience Unites Student Interests, Disciplines, The College Today

Research highlights: Professor Wins Top National Science Foundation Award, The College Today

Outreach highlights: Hands-on lessons make College of Charleston trip memorable for Mitchell kids, The Post and Courier

Research

Sponsored by NSF-Career, South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and College of Charleston.

Research Interest:
  • computational neuroscience
  • nonlinear dynamical systems, chaos, and fractals
  • artificial intelligence
  • statistical mechanics and thermodynamics

Publications

Awards

Professional Membership

Teaching


Developed New Interdisciplinary Programs: Developed New Courses: Technology-enhanced Innovative Teaching:

Research Mentor for Undergraduates

  • Bachelor's essays and senior research projects (10 projects)
  • Research experience for undergraduates (14 for-credit and 33 zero-courses)
Undergraduate Research Awards:
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April, 2015.
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research, South Carolina Academy of Science & Charleston Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society, April, 2015.
  • Horatio Hughes Summer Research Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April, 2014.
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, April, 2014.
  • Departmental Honors Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy,April, 2014.
  • Phi Kappa Phi Research Award for Honors College Bachelor's Essay in computational neuroscience, April, 2014
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy (2012)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research, South Carolina Academy of Science & Charleston Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society (2012)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Award to the Outstanding Male Undergraduate Scientist (2012)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research, South Carolina Academy of Science & Charleston Chapter of Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society (2009)

Leadership

Service

  • William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award Committee
  • Neuroscience PhD committee at MUSC
  • Research and Development (2010-2012)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities, CofC representative (2008-2010)
  • Departmental Faculty Senator (2007-2010)
  • Academic Planning (2008-2009)
Outreach:
  • Mitchell Elementary Science Outreach (2010-)
  • Math Meet (2010-)
  • STEM events (Charleston STEM Festival, Lady Cougars STEM Education Day, Riverdogs STEM Education Day)
  • MUSC Student Research Day
Editorial Board Member:
  • Editor-in-Chief, WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control
  • Journal of Medical Statistics and Informatics
  • Chinese Journal of Biology
  • OA Hepatology
  • Segment Journals
  • Journal of Computer Engineering and Science (JCES)
  • ISRN Computational Biology
  • WSEAS Transactions on Systems
  • Journal of science policies and scientometrics
  • Journal of Advanced Research in Physics
  • Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences
  • ARPN Journal of Systems and Software
  • International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research
Conference Organizer:
  • South Atlantic Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (Organizing Committee), Charleston, SC, October 24-25, 2014.
  • Neuropalooza - College of Charleston & Medical University of South Carolina Neuroscience Symposium (November 22, 2013, January 30, 2015, & February 5, 2016)
  • Scientific Committee Chair, 5th WSEAS International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANOTECHNOLOGY '13), Cambridge, UK, February 20-22, 2013.
  • Scientific Committee Chair, 7th WSEAS International Conference on Computer Engineering and Applications (CEA '13), Milan, Italy, January 9-11, 2013
  • Scientific Committee Chair, European Conference of Control (ECC '12), Paris, France, December 2-4, 2012