All current projects: 86 Faculty/Mentors


Daniel Fisher, Professor Anthropology
(1) Kroeber Anthropological Society editorial assistant (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Aesthetics of Art Village Formation in China (Open)
Junko Habu, Professor Anthropology
(1) Lifeways of Prehistoric Hunter-Gathers in Japan (Open)
(2) Examination of Small Scale Food Production and Distribution Strategies (Open)
Rosemary Joyce, Professor Anthropology
(1) Museum Anthropology (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Archaeology of the Albany Bulb (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Classic Maya Archaeology in Chiapas (Full- no new appr needed)
Lisa Maher, Professor Anthropology
(1) Reconstructing Human Activities in the Paleolithic: Case studies from Prehistoric Sites in Jordan (Check back for status)
(2) Lithic Analysis-Ancient Egypt (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Historical Documentation Specialist (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Experimental Archaeology: Reconstructing a 20,000 year old hut structure from Eastern Jordan (Check back for status)
Jun Sunseri, Professor Anthropology
(1) Berkeley-Abiquiú Collaborative Archaeology (BACA) project (Open)
(2) Zooarchaeological Collections Management (Open)
(3) “Bear Bones” Zooarchaeology Research Lab Website Design (Open)

Art History

Atreyee Gupta, Professor Art History
(1) Modern Art and the Global South (Open)
Elizabeth Honig, Professor Art History
(1) Brueg(h)el Family Research Websites: Pieter Bruegel (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Living/Lodging/Dwelling in Renaissance England (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Rubens bibliography (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Poster for DH Faire: Humanists on the Move (Full- no new appr needed)

Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Stefan van der Walt, Associate Researcher Berkeley Institute for Data Science
(1) BIDS Machine Shop (Full- no new appr needed)

Business, Haas School

Cameron Anderson, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Teamwork Study (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Social Psychology and Business Lab (Open)
(3) Social Psychology and Online Environments (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Interviews, Background, and Nonverbal Displays of Status (Check back for status)
Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer Business, Haas School
(1) Teaming with Diversity for Innovative Output (Open)
(2) Analyzing Student Perceptions of Design Thinking in Business (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Systems Mapping: Modeling Execution Systems (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Nobel Prize Winners and Creativity (Full- no new appr needed)
Robert Edelstein, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Globalization and the U.S. Economy (Open)
Paul Gertler, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Financial Inclusion and Cash Transfer Programs (Open)
Heather Haveman, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Oski Lab - Web-Scraping | Text Parsing| Machine Learning| Databases with Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs (Check back for status)
(2) Social Stigma and Legal Threat in Cannabis Markets: Analyzing Media Coverage and Legal Statutes (Check back for status)
(3) Chefs and Cooks: Exploring Race and Gender in Fine Dining and Food Writing (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Charter schools and the business age: Analyzing and visualizing web text and school data (Open)
Drew Jacoby-Senghor, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Unconscious Bias within Social Networks (Open)
Zsolt Katona, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Real or Fake: Managing User Authenticity in Ad Auctions (Open)
Don Moore, Professor Business, Haas School
(1) Debiasing Probability Forecasts - The Limitations of Hindsight (Open)
(2) The World of Bias in Decision Making (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) The Many Faces of Overconfidence (Accuracy Lab) (Open)
(4) Behavioral Lab Research (Full- no new appr needed)

Center for Race and Gender

Leti Volpp, Professor Center for Race and Gender
(1) CRG Multimedia Archive Project (Open)

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Julia Choucair-Vizoso, Vice Chair Center for Middle Eastern Studies
(1) Center for Middle Eastern Studies: Design and Communications (Open)


Todd Hickey, Professor Classics
(1) Research projects at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri (Open)
Donald J. Mastronarde, Professor Classics
(1) Editing the Scholia to Euripides (Open)
(2) Gaspar Stiblinus's edition of Euripides (1562) (Open)
Kim Shelton, Professor Classics
(1) Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, Database and Archive (Open)
(2) Petsas House: archaeological excavation and research in Mycenae, Greece (Open)

Data Sciences, Division of

Anthony Suen, Data Science Fellow Data Sciences, Division of
(1) Entreprenuership (Open)
(2) Social Impact (Open)
(3) Research (Open)
(4) Infrastructure & Consulting (Open)

Earth and Planetary Science

Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, Professor Earth and Planetary Science
(1) Investigating Plate Tectonics 2.2 Billion Years Ago (Full- no new appr needed)


Dor Abrahamson, Professor Education
(1) Debugging Failure: Fostering Youth Academic Resilience in Computer Science (Open)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Randy Katz, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) CellMate: A Responsive and Accurate Vision-based Appliance Identification System (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Social Games for Sustainability in Transportation (Check back for status)
(3) Serverless Machine Learning (Open)
(4) RISEing emission (Check back for status)
Sergey Levine, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(1) Deep Robotic Learning (Check back for status)
(2) Deep Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Flight (Full- no new appr needed)

Emma Goldman Papers

Candace Falk, Director Emma Goldman Papers
(1) The Historical Research and participation in the publication process for Emma Goldman Documentary Book Edition (Open)

Energy and Resources

John Harte, Professor Energy and Resources
(1) Advancing and testing ecological theory (Open)
(2) Microclimate & conifer seedling establishment at multiple spatial scales (Full- no new appr needed)


Bryan Wagner, Professor English
(1) Online Descriptive Catalog for Historical Records in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Translating Slave Testimonies from Spanish and French (Open)
(3) Data Processing for Louisiana Slave Conspiracies Digital Mapping Project (Full- no new appr needed)

Environmental Design Archives

Chris Marino, Curator Environmental Design Archives
(1) Collections Apprenticeship (Open)
(2) Exhibitions Apprenticeship (Open)

Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Céline Pallud, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Biotic and abiotic oxidation of selenium nanoparticles (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Comparing the effects of chemical and organic fertilization on soil quality and plant yield in tomato cropping systems (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Phytoremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Soils (Open)
(4) Managing soil to control water quality in subalpine wetlands (Full- no new appr needed)
Jennifer Sowerwine, Cooperative Extension Specialist Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Sustainable Urban Farming Video Project for East Bay Farms (Open)
Ian Wang, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management
(1) Landscape Genetics of California Salamanders (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Simulating genomes on landscapes (Full- no new appr needed)

Essig Museum of Entomology

Peter Oboyski, Sr. Museum Scientist Essig Museum of Entomology
(1) Insects of the world photograph collection (Open)
(2) Insect and spider survey of Sulawesi (Indonesia) (Open)
(3) Butterfly mapping (Open)
(4) Walkingstick insect colony wranglers (Open)

Folklore Program

Folklore Archivist, Archivist Folklore Program
(1) Folklore Archive URAP (Open)


Nathan Sayre, Professor Geography
(1) Exploring Climate Extremes in California: the Mega-flood and Drought of 1861-1865 (Open)


Jeroen Dewulf, Professor German
(1) European Studies Research Assistant (Open)

Globalization and Information Technology,Berkeley Center for (IGS)

Michel Laguerre, Professor Globalization and Information Technology,Berkeley Center for (IGS)
(1) The Digital Neighborhoods Project (Open)

Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Benjamin Porter, Professor Hearst Museum of Anthropology
(1) Encouraging Deep Learning about Culture at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology: Studies of Our Visitors and Surrounding Community (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Marketing & Design Apprenticeship (Current Term Now Closed)
(3) Registration Apprenticeship (Open)


Candace Falk, Director History
(1) The Historical Research and participation in the publication process for Emma Goldman Documentary Book Edition (Open)
Elizabeth Honig, Professor History
(1) Brueg(h)el Family Research Websites: Pieter Bruegel (Current Term Now Closed)
(2) Living/Lodging/Dwelling in Renaissance England (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Rubens bibliography (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Poster for DH Faire: Humanists on the Move (Full- no new appr needed)

Integrative Biology

George A. Brooks, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Aging Research, Project 1: Center for Research and Education on Aging (CREA) Research Projects (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Exercise Metabolism, Project 2: Stable Isotopes in the Study of Metabolism (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Exercise Metabolism, Project 3: Regulation of Muscle Cell Membrane Lactate Transporter Protein Expression (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Project 4: Metabolic Adaptions following Traumatic Brain Injury (Open)
Robert Dudley, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) How do hummingbirds breathe, drink, and fly at the same time? (Open)
(2) A Global Estimate for Insect Biomass (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Biomechanics of Gliding in Arboreal Geckos (Check back for status)
(4) Analyzing Variation in Bird Wing Bone (Check back for status)


Christie Ferrecchia, DVM, Integrative Biology OLAC
(1) Apprenticeship in Laboratory Animal Medicine with Veterinary Staff (Open)

Integrative Biology

John Huelsenbeck, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) A web-based interface for RevBayes (Open)
Caroline Williams, Professor Integrative Biology
(1) Carry over effects of snow on willow leaf beetles (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Life history trade-offs in the field and the laboratory (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Cross-seasonal consequences of winter metabolism – mitochondrial metabolism and nutrient flux through glycolysis and gluconeogenesis (Full- no new appr needed)


Elena Conis, Professor Journalism
(1) Communicating Vaccine Preventable Disease Risks (Open)
(2) Boys, Girls, and the Prevention of Mumps (Open)

Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Calvin Morrill, Professor Jurisprudence and Social Policy
(1) Politics of Personhood: Child Welfare Agencies and the Growth of Perinatal Protective Policies (Open)


James Matisoff, Professor Linguistics
(1) Window onto a Vanished World: translation and analysis of Lahu texts from Thailand in the 1960's (Full- no new appr needed)
Eve Sweetser, Professor Linguistics
(1) Co-speech gestures accompanying use of conditionals and modals (Check back for status)
(2) Integrated metaphor description project - metaphors for cancer and cancer treatment. (Check back for status)

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Francesco Spagnolo, Curator Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
(1) The Jewish World and the #DigitalHumanities | The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Open)
(2) Digital Bridges: (In)Visible Archives and Public Repertoires | The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (Open)
(3) A Diaspora of Postcards: Documenting the Postcard Collection of The Magnes (Open)

Mechanical Engineering

Simo Makiharju, Professor Mechanical Engineering
(1) OpenBubble: Image based Bubble and Droplet Sizing (Open)

Middle Eastern Studies, Center for

Emily Gottreich, Professor Middle Eastern Studies, Center for
(1) Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergraduate Advisory Committee (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Jewish Morocco: From Pre-Islamic to Post-Colonial times (Full- no new appr needed)

Molecular and Cell Biology

Richard Harland, Professor Molecular and Cell Biology
(1) Tadpole from head to tail: Establishment of the AP axis and formation of the nervous system, in Xenopus (Open)
(2) Biological Sciences - Breakthroughs Research Assistant (Check back for status)
(3) A screen for genes that control shape change in the embryo (Open)
(4) Determining the possible functions of sleep in the jellyfish Cassiopea (Open)
Priya Moorjani, Professor Molecular and Cell Biology
(1) Using machine learning for chromosome ancestry painting in human populations (Open)
(2) Evolution of mutation rate across primates (Open)

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Carla Cicero, Staff Curator Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) Advanced Preparation Techniques at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Open)
(2) Geographic Variation in Birds of Western North America (Open)
Michelle Koo, Staff Curator Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) Biodiversity Informatics and GIS Apprenticeship at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Open)
(2) Communication/ Outreach apprenticeship (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Archival Apprenticeship at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Full- no new appr needed)
David Wake, Professor Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
(1) AmphibiaWeb: An Informatics System for Amphibian Conservation Biology (Open)

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Mark D'Esposito, Professor Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills
(1) Network mechanisms of cognitive control (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Reorganization of functional brain networks following brain injury (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Neural mechanisms of working memory (Check back for status)
(4) Brain network predictors of cognitive performance and training-related gains (Full- no new appr needed)

Nuclear Engineering

Bethany Goldblum, Research Engineer Nuclear Engineering
(1) Neutron Detection for Nuclear Security Applications (Open)
(2) Serious Games: Nuclear Weapons in Alternate Effect Regimes (Open)
(3) Data Analytics for Wireless Sensor Networks (Open)
(4) Nuclear Forensics in Synthetic Urban Debris (Open)


Xiaohua Gong, Professor Optometry
(1) Molecular genetics and cellular biology of eye development and disease (Full- no new appr needed)
Christine Wildsoet, Professor Optometry
(1) Why eyes become myopic or short-sighted? Understanding changes in the periphery of the eye during normal and abnormal (e.g., myopic) eye growth. (Check back for status)
(2) Myopia development in young guinea pigs and influence of intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering drugs on myopia progression and related pathology. (Check back for status)
(3) High resolution imaging of the back layers of the human eye - what makes the difference between near sighted (myopic) and normal (emmetropic) eyes and changes with optical defocus and near vision tasks. (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Do myopes spend less time outdoors and what do they look at - Three projects involving 1) wearable light sensors/activity monitors, 2) digitally recording the visual environment, and 3) assessment of near focussing accuracy and eye movements during reading. (Check back for status)


Marjorie Shapiro, Professor Physics
(1) Research on Precision Silicon Position Sensors for the LHC and Data Analysis and Simulation Studies for Present and Future Collider Experiments (Open)
(2) Imaging Lost Voices: High Resolution Optical Scanning of Historical Sound Recordings (Open)
(3) Restoration of Early Native American Sound Recordings (Open)
(4) Math and Physical Sciences - Breakthroughs Research Assistant (Open)

Plant and Microbial Biology

Sarah Hake, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Developmental Processes In Plants (Check back for status)
Jennifer Lewis, Professor Plant and Microbial Biology
(1) Plant innate immunity in response to bacterial pathogens (Open)
(2) Programming tools to understand plant-pathogen interactions (Open)

Political Science

Christopher Ansell, Professor Political Science
(1) The Post-Socialist European City: Transitions, Variation, and Capacities (Open)
(2) Oversight in the European Union (Open)
Aila Matanock, Professor Political Science
(1) Conflict, Crime, and Intervention (Open)
(2) Making Migrations: The Strategic Use of Population Displacement in Civil Conflicts (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Program on Security Institutions and Violent Instability (Constitutional Legal Frameworks) (Open)
Michaela Mattes, Professor Political Science
(1) Program on Security Institutions and Violent Instability (Military) (Open)
(2) Peace Deals as Counterinsurgency: Explaining Variation in Military Power- Sharing (Check back for status)
(3) Apologies in International Politics (Open)


Sheri Johnson, Professor Psychology
(1) Creativity, learning, and decision making in bipolar disorder (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Learn to conduct fMRI scans (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Behavior and Mental Health (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Anger Intervention Study (Full- no new appr needed)
Ann Kring, Professor Psychology
(1) Motivation and Emotional Expression in Schizophrenia (Full- no new appr needed)
Mahesh Srinivasan, Professor Psychology
(1) Research on Children's Linguistic and Cognitive Development (Open)
(2) Computational Modeling of Child Language (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Trajectories of Linguistic Complexity in Child- and Adult-directed Speech (Open)
(4) What counts as math? Math Cognition and Learning (Open)

Public Health

Binh Diep, Professor Public Health
(1) Novel Immunotherapies for Treatment of Invasive Staphylococcal Infections (Open)
Susan Ivey, Professor Public Health
(2) Colorectal cancer screening among South Asians in the Bay Area (Full- no new appr needed)
Daniel Perlman, Director Public Health
(1) Pathways to Choice: Delaying Age of Marriage through Girl-Child Education in Niger and Northern Nigeria (Open)
Justin Remais, Professor Public Health
(1) Understanding environmental change and infectious diseases in developing countries (Open)
(2) Understanding how agrochemicals influence the transmission of global parasitic diseases (Open)
Marieka Schotland, Executive Director Public Health
(1) Innovations for Youth (i4Y): Adolescent health and wellbeing (Open)

Public Policy

Jack Glaser, Professor Public Policy
(1) A Study on Police-Community Relations (Open)
Elizabeth Linos, Professor Public Policy
(1) Front-Line Worker Burnout in the City of Denver (Open)


Marianne Constable, Professor Rhetoric
(1) Chicago Husband-Killing and the New Unwritten Law and Several Shorter Projects (Open)


Philip Stark, Professor Statistics
(1) Look who's talking: Are women and URM faculty candidates interrupted more frequently? (Open)
(2) Conjoint Analysis when the Assumptions Do Not Hold (Open)

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Lisa Wymore, Professor Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
(1) Digital Performance Assistant (Open)

UC San Francisco

Lea Grinberg, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Neurobiological basis of sleep/wake disturbances in PSP (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Neuropathological changes underlying clinical heterogeneity in Alzheimer disease (Open)
(3) Polarized light imaging (PLI) of gross histological human brain sections (Open)
Galateia Kazakia, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Bone structure and composition: a microCT and microFTIR study (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Investigating bone structure in clinical cohorts: biomedical image processing (Open)
Jorge Oksenberg, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Functional studies on multiple sclerosis genetics (Open)
Youngho Seo, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Computational Imaging Research (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence, high performance computing) (Open)
(2) Radionuclide molecular imaging using small laboratory animals (Open)
Patricia Zheng, Professor UC San Francisco
(1) Levering mobile application to track outcomes after injections for back pain (Open)