Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.
 Michael Penwarden

Michael Penwarden - Graduate Research Assistant

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supervisor Dr. Mike Kirby


I received B.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy & Astrophysics, and Computational Physics from Penn State. During my undergraduate career, I took a year off and interned at various space and defense entities such as NASA, AGI, and Lockheed Martin. Through these experiences, I transitioned from working on spacecraft propulsion to computational physics and machine learning.

Current Responsibilities

I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in the Scientific Computing track under my advisor Dr. Mike Kirby. This research is focused on physics-informed machine learning.

Research Interests

  • Computational Physics
  • Machine Learning
  • Space Science