Research Staff


Will Hanh, PhD, 

Research Scientist & Co-Director MPCR Lab

William Edward Hahn graduated from Guilford College in 2008 with a B.S. degree in Mathematics/Physics and research focus in neural networks/particle swarm optimization. After Guilford, William researched artificial intelligence and immune systems at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before joining the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University in 2011. In 2014, William co-founded the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory with the purpose of building a team of creative scientists, programmers, and engineers to develop novel hardware/software environments that allow the exploration of the intersection of perception, computation, and robotics. In the Summer of 2016, William received a Ph.D. for his work in Sparse Coding and Compressed Sensing, and in the Fall 0f 2016 was hired as Research Scientist to continue his work in the MPCR Lab.




Roxana Stefanescu, PhD

Human Brain & Behavior Lab

After productive stays at Emory, Florida, and Michigan, we are delighted to welcome  Dr. Roxana Stefanescu  as a Research Scientist at HBBL. Roxana was an outstanding student at the Center, completing her PhD in Physics under Viktor Jirsa in December 2009.    Roxana will bring her special theoretical, computational and experimental skills to bear on our NIMH grant “Neuromarkers of Social Coordination: A Dynamical Approach”.