ASOF-Sciences

Project:

Center for Advanced Sciences and Technologies

ASOF-Sciences

The project imagines the establishment of a center for advanced sciences and technologies in Armenia with multiple divisions encompassing the physical sciences, natural sciences, mathematical sciences, computational sciences, and engineering. Each division might be hosted by a local institution and draw the participation of international scholars.

Task Forces

- Applied Health Sciences - Mathematical Sciences - Chemical Sciences - Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences - Robotics and Artificial Intelligence - Physical Sciences
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Task Force on

Applied Health Sciences
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Members

Core Team

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Arshak Alexanian
Founder, Owner and Chief Scientific Officer of Cell Reprogramming and Therapeutics LLC
Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology
Wisconsin, USA
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Apkar Apkarian
Professor Departments of Neuroscience, Anesthesia, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University
Biology, Engineering, Neuroscience
Illinois, USA
Alexander Bazarchyan
Director of the National Institute of Health of Armenia
Armenia
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Jerry Manoukian
Emeritus Staff El Camino Hospital
Internal Medicine
California, USA
Arthur Melkonyan
Medical director of diagnostic centers, Armenia
Armenia

Advisors

Ruben Alexanian
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Faculty, Clinical Science Center
Wisconsin, USA
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Karina Galoian
Research associate professor University of Miami , Miller School of Medicine
Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
Florida, USA
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Task Force on

Chemical Sciences
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Members

Core Team

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Vartkess Apkarian
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine
Chemical Physics, Physical Chemistry
California, USA
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Ivan Aprahamian
Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth College
Chemistry
New Hampshire, USA
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Lou Charkoudian
Professor of Chemistry, Haverford College
Biochemistry, Chemical Education, Chemistry
Pennsylvania, USA
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Anzhela Galstyan
Faculty of Chemistry, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) and Center for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU), University of Duisburg-Essen
Photobiology, Photophysics
Germany
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Syuzanna Harutyunyan
Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
The Netherlands

Advisors

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Valentine Ananikov
Russian Academy of Sciences
Chemistry, Material Science, Nanotechnology
Moscow, Russia
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Justin Du Bois
Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology, by courtesy, Stanford University
Chemical Biology, Chemistry
California, USA
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Vladimir Gevorgyan
Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry, University of Texas at Dallas
Chemistry
Texas, USA
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Task Force on

Environmental Sciences
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Members

Core Team

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Taniel Danelian
Professor of Paleobiodiversity and Paleoenvironments, University of Lille
Paleontology
France
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Alen Gasparian Amirkhanian
Director, American University of Armenia Acopian Center for the Environment
Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Armenia
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Irina Ghaplanyan
Adjunct Lecturer, American University of Armenia
Climate Change, International Relations, Political Science, Sustainability Studies
Armenia
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Dork Sahagian
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Environmental Initiative, Lehigh University
Climate Change, Geophysics, Science and Society, Volcanology
Pennsylvania, USA

Advisors

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Kevork Abazajian
Professor, University of California, Irvine
Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Theoretical Physics
California, USA
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Rafi Baghdjian
Advisor to the Centre for Scientific Innovation and Education Foundation
Energy
Armenia
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Naira Hovakimyan
Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Control Theory, Optimization
Illinois, USA
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Ann Karagozian
Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Combustion, Fluid Mechanics, Propulsion
California, USA
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Marlyne Sahakian
Associate professor, Sociology department, University of Geneva
Consumption, Energy, Sustainability Studies
Switzerland
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Tatevik Sekhposyan
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Texas AM University
Economics
Texas, USA
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Task Force on

Life Sciences
ASOF-Sciences

Members

Core Team

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Arshak Alexanian
Founder, Owner and Chief Scientific Officer of Cell Reprogramming and Therapeutics LLC
Biology, Biotechnology, Cell biology
Wisconsin, USA
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Diane Barber
Professor, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California San Francisco
Cell biology
California, USA
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Haig Alexander Eskandarian
TB RAMP Scholar, Center for TB Research, Division of Experimental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Biology, Medicine, Microbiology
California, USA
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Alexandre Persat
Global Health Institute and Institute for Bioengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Biology, Biophysics, Microbiology
Switzerland

Advisors

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Viken Babikian
Professor of Neurology, Boston University
Cerebrovascular Disorders, Neurology
Massachusetts, USA
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Ara Darzi
Co-Director, Institute of Global Health Innovation and Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, Imperial College London
Global Health, Medicine, Surgery
United Kingdom
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Grigori Enikolopov
Professor, Center for Developmental Genetics, Stony Brook University
Biology, Neuroscience
New York, USA
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Karina Galoian
Research associate professor University of Miami , Miller School of Medicine
Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
Florida, USA
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Robert Istepanian
Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College
Electrical Engineering, Healthcare
United Kingdom
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Armen Kherlopian
Scientific Advisory Board Member, Translational Research Institute for Space Health
Artificial Intelligence, Biophysics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Venture Capital
New York, USA
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John Kolligian
Executive Director, University Health Services, Princeton University
Healthcare, Psychology, Trauma
New Jersey, USA
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Sarkis Mazmanian
Luis and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology, California Institute of Technology
Microbiology, Neuroscience
California, USA
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Ara Nazarian
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery
Massachusetts, USA
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Ardem Patapoutian
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
Biology, Neuroscience
California, USA
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Task Force on

Physical Sciences
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Members

Core Team

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Kevork Abazajian
Professor, University of California, Irvine
Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Theoretical Physics
California, USA
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Ani Aprahamian
Professor of Nuclear Physics, Notre Dame
Astrophysics, Nuclear Chemistry, Nuclear Physics
Indiana, USA
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Ruben Minasian
Professor, Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay
High Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics
France
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Levon Pogosian
Professor, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University
Cosmology, Theoretical Physics
British Columbia, Canada
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Vatche Sahakian
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Harvey Mudd College
High Energy Physics, Theoretical Physics
California, USA
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Emil Yuzbashyan
Professor, Rutgers University
Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical Physics
New Jersey, USA

Advisors

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Felix Aharonian
Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)
Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics
Ireland
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Vladimir Airapetian
Senior Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Astrobiology, Astrophysics, Heliophysics
Maryland, USA
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Armen Allahverdyan
Alikhanian National Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute)
Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics
Armenia
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Roger Balian
Emeritus researcher at Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA, Saclay
Theoretical Physics
France
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Areg Danagoulian
Professor, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Applied Physics, Nuclear Physics
Massachusetts, USA
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Stephan Fauve
Professor, Department of Physics, Ecole normale superieure
Non-linear physics
France
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Naira Hovakimyan
Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Control Theory, Optimization
Illinois, USA
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Ann Karagozian
Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Combustion, Fluid Mechanics, Propulsion
California, USA
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Gor Khachatryan
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Department of Economics and Management, Yerevan State University
Mathematics
Armenia
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Elias Kiritsis
APC, CNRS, Universite de Paris
Theoretical Physics
Greece
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Task Force on

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
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Members

Core Team

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Sos Agaian
Distinguished Professor Director, Computational Vision and Learning Lab., Computer Science Department, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Artificial Intelligence, Computational vision, Computer Science
New York, USA
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Nora Ayanian
Professor, Brown University
Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics
Rhode Island, USA
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Tigran Bakaryan
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Mathematics, Optimal control
Saudi Arabia
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Karen Eguiazarian
Tampere University; Noiseless Imaging Ltd
Computational imaging & optics
Finland
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Astghik Hakobyan
Seoul National University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Control Theory, Optimization, Robotics
South Korea
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Naira Hovakimyan
Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Control Theory, Optimization
Illinois, USA
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Arec Jamgochian
Stanford University
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics
California, USA
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Nare Karapetyan
Postdoctoral Associate at Maryland Robotics Center , University of Maryland, College Park
Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics
Washington, D.C., USA
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Areg Karapetyan
Postdoctoral Fellow at Autonomous Vehicles Lab, Khalifa University
Algorithm Design, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science
United Arab Emirates
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Yervant Zorian
Chief Architect and Fellow, Synopsys Corp
Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
California, USA

Advisors

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David Akopian
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Machine-Human Conversational Systems, Mobile Positioning Technologies, Wireless Communication
Texas, USA
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Rafi Baghdjian
Advisor to the Centre for Scientific Innovation and Education Foundation
Energy
Armenia
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Armen Kherlopian
Scientific Advisory Board Member, Translational Research Institute for Space Health
Artificial Intelligence, Biophysics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Venture Capital
New York, USA
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Hovannes Kulhandjian
Associate Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering California State University, Fresno
Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
California, USA
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Michel Kulhandjian
Research Associate at School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa
Electrical Engineering, Wireless Communication
Ontario, Canada
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Iren Mkhoyan
The Netherlands Aerospace Centre, Flight Physics and Loads group; Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering, Optimization
The Netherlands
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Sergey Nersesov
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania, USA
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Armen Zakarian
Vice Provost for Research, Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Michigan Dearborn
Data Analytics, Digital Manufacturing, Systems Engineering
Michigan, USA
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