Eva Kanso

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Eva Kanso is a professor, and the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Fellow, in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining USC, Kanso received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and held a two-year postdoctoral position in computing and mathematical sciences at Caltech. At USC, Kanso studies the physics of how organisms interact with their environments. She combines methods from fluid and solid mechanics with techniques from dynamical systems and control to analyze the interplay between the morphology of living systems and the environment to produce biological functions.


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