Sandra Hala Dandach

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Sandra Hala Dandach, Ph.D.
Senior Data Scientist
Metascale LLC, San Jose, CA 95110.

I like listening to data…

Sometimes wisdom is with the crowd, sometimes it's with a lonesome leader. My job is to assess the situation.

About me

I received my Ph.D. in Systems theory from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCSB where I worked with Francesco Bullo on distributed decision making. I had previously studied stochastic strategies for bacterial survival with Mustafa Khammash also at UCSB getting my Master of Science in Systems Biology. Being an electrical engineer by training, I know a thing or two about signal processing and communication, a topic in which I got my Master of Science in Electrical engineering after studying stability of the adaptive delta modulation algorithm with Soura Dasgupta at the University of Iowa. Before coming to the US, I lived in Lebanon where I got my Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering at the American University of Beirut.

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I come from the Heliopolis , the city of the sun: Baalbeck .
My lovely hometown in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

Areas of Technical Competence

I am interested in a variety of application of systems theory.

  1. Mathematical modeling of a variety of dynamical systems (interaction between individuals, biological systems, reactors, compressors, opinions)

  2. Statistical learning, decision theory under uncertainty, detection theory, estimation theory.

  3. Systems biology, computational methods, cognitive information processing.

  4. Optimal space allocation, distributed algorithms design, control theory, optimization theory.

  5. Control over communication channels, signal processing in control.