Leadership Team

Dr. Jia Di

Dr. Jia Di

Ph.D.

ASCENT Director
Professor
21st Century Research Leadership Chair
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department
College of Engineering
University of Arkansas

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Dr. Chase Rainwater

Dr. Chase Rainwater

Ph.D.

ASCENT Co-Director
Associate Professor
John L. Imhoff Chair
Industrial Engineering Department
College of Engineering
University of Arkansas

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Dr. Steven Ricke

Dr. Steven Ricke

Ph.D.

ASCENT Co-Director
Wray Food Safety Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Food Safety
Food Science Department
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Science
University of Arkansas

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Dr. Dale Thompson

Dr. Dale Thompson

Ph.D.

ASCENT Co-Director
Associate Professor
Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department
College of Engineering
University of Arkansas

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