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Corina Drapaca

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

409C Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

csd12@psu.edu

814-867-2313

Research Areas:

Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis

Interest Areas:

brain biomechanics, continuum mechanics, mathematical medicine, computational mechanics, medical image processing, elastography, inverse problems, tumor growth.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mathematics-Mechanics, University of Bucharest, 1995
  • MS, Applied Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 1996
  • Ph D, Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 2002

Publications

Book Reviews

  • Corina S Drapaca, 2016, 'Numerical Methods in Computational Mechanics' by Jamshid Ghaboussi and Xiping Steven Wu
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2013, ‘Computational Viscoelasticity’ by Severino P.C. Marques and Guillermo J. Creus

Book, Chapters

  • Corina S Drapaca, A M Yousefi and C J Kazina, 2016, Cryogel Tissue Phantoms with Uniform Elasticity for Medical Imaging, CRC Press
  • Corina S Drapaca, J Park and S Shontz, 2013, Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, pp. 107-141

Journal Articles

  • Corina S Drapaca, 2017, "Fractional Calculus in Neuronal Electromechanics", 12, (1)
  • Corina S Drapaca, K M Sinding and B Tittmann, 2016, "Digital Signal Processing Methods for Ultrasonic Echoes", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 63, (8)
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2015, "An electromechanical model of neuronal dynamics using Hamilton's principle.", Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 9, pp. 271
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2015, "Corrigendum: An electromechanical model of neuronal dynamics using Hamilton's principle.", Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 9, pp. 1
  • Corina S Drapaca, Albert E Segall, D Engels and J Harris, 2014, "An Inverse Method for Determining Temperature Dependent Thermophysical Properties based on a Remotely Measured Temperature History.", Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, 22, (4), pp. 672-681
  • K P Wilkie, Corina S Drapaca and S Sivaloganathan, 2012, "Aging impact on brain biomechanics with applications to hydrocephalus.", Mathematical medicine and biology : a journal of the IMA, 29, (2), pp. 145-61
  • K P Wilkie, Corina S Drapaca and S Sivaloganathan, 2012, "A MATHEMATICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE PULSATIONS AND SMALL GRADIENTS IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF HYDROCEPHALUS.", International journal of numerical analysis & modeling. Series B, 3, (1), pp. 36-51
  • Corina S Drapaca and Jason Fritz, 2012, "A Mechano-Electro Chemical Model of Brain Neuro- Mechanics: Application to Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus", Int. J. Numer. Anal. Model. B,, 3, (1), pp. 82-93
  • Corina S Drapaca and S Sivaloganathan, 2012, "The Fractional Model of Continuum Mechanics", Journal of Elasticity, 107, pp. 105-123
  • Corina S Drapaca, Albert E Segall and D Engels, 2012, "Inverse Determination of Thermal Boundary Conditions from Transient Surface Temperatures and Strains in Slabs and Tubs", Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 27, pp. 860-868
  • Corina S Drapaca and A Palocaren, 2012, "Biomechanical Modeling of Tumor Growth: Its’ Relevance to Glioma Research", Int. J. Numer. Anal. Model. B, 3, (1), pp. 94-108
  • Corina S Drapaca, S Sivaloganathan and K Wilkie, 2011, "A Nonlinear Viscoelastic Fractional Derivative Model of Infant Hydrocephalus", Applied Mathematics and Computation, 217, (21), pp. 8693-8704
  • J G Mandell, Thomas Neuberger, Corina S Drapaca, Andrew G Webb and Steven Schiff, 2010, "The dynamics of brain and cerebrospinal fluid growth in normal versus hydrocephalic mice.", Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, 6, (1), pp. 1-10
  • J. G. Mandell, T. Neuberger, Corina S Drapaca, A. G. Webb and S. J. Schiff, 2010, "The Dynamics of Brain and CSF Growth in Normal versus Hydrocephalic Mice: Laboratory Investigation", Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics, 6, pp. 1-10
  • Corina S Drapaca, K Wilkie and S Sivaloganathan, 2010, "A Theoretical Study of the Effect of Intraventricular Pulsations on the Pathogenesis of Hydrocephalus", Applied Mathematics and Computation, 215, pp. 3181-3191
  • Corina S Drapaca and Raluca Rosca, 2010, "Direct and Inverse Problems for the Eversion of a Spherical Shell", Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Series A, 11, (1), pp. 33-40
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2010, "A Novel Mechanical Model for Magnetic Resonance Elastography", Revue Roumanie des Sciences Techniques serie de Mechanique Apliquee, 55, (1), pp. 3-18
  • Corina S Drapaca and A Palocaren, 2010, "Biomechanical Modeling of Tumor Classification and Growth", Revue Roumanie des Sciences Techniques serie de Mechanique Apliquee, 55, (2), pp. 15-124
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2009, "A nonlinear total variation-based denoising method with two regularization parameters.", IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering, 56, (3), pp. 582-6
  • Corina S Drapaca, S Sivaloganathan and G Tenti, 2007, "Non-Linear Constitutive Laws in Viscoelasticity", Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 12, (5), pp. 475-501
  • Corina S Drapaca, G Tenti, K Rohlf and S Sivaloganathan, 2006, "A Quasilinear Viscoelastic Constitutive Equation for the Brain: Application to Hydrocephalus", Journal of Elasticity, 85, (1), pp. 65-83
  • Corina S Drapaca, V Cardenas, Colin Studholme and B Iordanova, 2006, "Deformation Based Mapping of Volume Change from Serial Brain MRI in the Presence of Local Tissue Contrast Change", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 25, (5), pp. 626-639
  • Corina S Drapaca, V Cardenas and C Studholme, 2005, "Segmentation of Tissue Boundary Evolution from Brain MR Image Sequences using Multi-phase Level Sets,", Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 100, (3), pp. 312-329
  • Corina S Drapaca, G Tenti, S Sivaloganathan and J M Drake, 2005, "Dynamical Morphology of the Brain’s Ventricular Cavities in Hydrocephalus", Journal of Theoretical Medicine, 6, (3), pp. 151-160
  • Corina S Drapaca, 1997, "The Motion of a Viscous Incompressible Fluid with Free Surface through an Elastic Pipe", Annals of the University of Bucharest, Mathematics, XLVI, pp. 21-26

Conference Proceedings

  • Corina S Drapaca, D Evans and J Cusumano, 2016, "Dynamics and Bifurcations in Low-Dimensional Models of IntracranialPressure"
  • Corina S Drapaca, D Evens and J Cusumano, 2016, "A Mechano-Hydraulic Model of Intracranial Pressure Dynamics", 6
  • Corina S Drapaca and Mehedi Hasan, 2015, "A Poroelastic-Viscoelastic Limit for Modeling Brain Biomechanics", 1753
  • Corina S Drapaca and J Kauffman, 2015, "A Study of Brain Biomechanics using Hamilton’s Principle: Application to Hydrocephalus", 117, pp. 191-197
  • Corina S Drapaca and A. J. Palocaren, 2010, "A Novel Mechanical Model for Tumors Classification", Proceedings of SISOM 2010 and Session of the Commission of Acoustics, pp. 15-18
  • C. Antonio Sanchez, Corina S Drapaca, Sivabal Sivaloganathan and Edward R. Vrscay, 2010, "Elastography of Biological Tissue: Direct Inversion Methods that Allow for Local Shear Modulus Variations", Proceedings to ICIAR 2010, LNCS 6112, pp. 195-206
  • D. Engels, A. E. Segall and Corina S Drapaca, 2009, "Inverse Analysis of Thermal States from Transient Histories with Nonlinear Thermo-Physical Properties", Proceedings of the 2009 ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference, pp. PVP2009-77049
  • R. Rosca and Corina S Drapaca, 2009, "Direct and Inverse Problems for the Eversion of a Spherical Shell", Proceedings of SISOM 2009
  • J. S. Fritz and Corina S Drapaca, 2009, "A Study of the Effect of the Pulsatile Ventricular Pressure in the Development of Hydrocephalu", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Computational Mechanics and Virtual Engineering COMEC2009, 1, pp. 254-259
  • J. S. Fritz and Corina S Drapaca, 2009, "A Triphasic Mechano-Electrochemical Model of Brain Neuro-Mechanics: Application to Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Computational Mechanics and Virtual Engineering COMEC2009, 1, pp. 260-265
  • D. L. Andre, B. Shanmugasundaram, Corina S Drapaca and B. Gluckman, 2009, "Mechanisms Determining Safety and Performance of Brain Stimulating Electrodes", Proceedings of the 31st Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2009 IEEE EMBS, pp. 689-692
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2008, "A New Multi-Scale Model for Magnetic Resonance Elastography", Proceedings of SISOM 2008, pp. 66-70
  • C. Studholme, Corina S Drapaca and V. A. Cardenas, 2005, "Intensity robust viscous fluid deformation based morphometry using regionally adapted mutual information", Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 470-473
  • C. Studholme, Corina S Drapaca, V. Cardenas and M. Weiner, 2004, "Challenges and Progress Toward Quantitative Deformation Morphometry of Gyral Anatomy", ISBI 2004, pp. 599-602
  • Corina S Drapaca, V. Cardenas and C. Studholme, 2004, "Robust Space-Time Extraction of Ventricular Surface Evolution using Multi-Phase Level Sets", Medical Imaging 2004: Image Processing, Proceedings of SPIE, 5370, pp. 538-548

Abstracts

  • Corina S Drapaca, D Evens and J Cusumano, 2016, "A Mechano-Hydraulic Model of Intracranial Pressure Dynamics", 6
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2015, "Mathematical Models of Neuronal Chemo-Mechanics"
  • Corina S Drapaca, D Evans and J Cusumano, 2015, "Dynamics and Bifurcations in Low- Dimensional Models of Intracranial Pressure"
  • Corina S Drapaca and S Shontz, 2015, "Computational Simulations of the Onset and Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Infants and Mice Based on a Novel Mesh Warping Algorithm"
  • Corina S Drapaca and S Shontz, 2015, "Prediction of Ventricular Boundary Evolution in Hydrocephalic Brain Via a Combined Level Set and Adaptive Finite Element Mesh Warping Method"
  • Corina S Drapaca, D Evans and J Cusumano, 2015, "Dynamics and Bifurcations in Low-Dimensional Models of IntracranialPressure"
  • Corina S Drapaca and M. Hasan, 2014, "A Poroelastic-Viscoelastic Limit for Modeling Brain Biomechanics"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2014, "Mathematical Modeling of Brain Neuro-Mechanics"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2014, "Neuro-Mechanical Models of Hydrocephalus"
  • Corina S Drapaca and M Hasan, 2014, "A Fractional Order Model of Electroporation"
  • Corina S Drapaca and B J Lapsansky, 2014, "A Model of Brain Neuro-Mechanics"
  • Corina S Drapaca and M Hasan, 2014, "A Fractional Order Model for Local Electric Fields in Tissues"
  • Corina S Drapaca and J Kauffman, 2013, "A Study of Brain Biomechanics using Hamilton’s Principle"
  • Corina S Drapaca, S. Shontz and D. McLaurin, 2013, "A Topology-Adaptive Level Set/Mesh Deformation Technique for Boundary Evolution Tracking: Applications to Brain Biomechanics"
  • Corina S Drapaca and J Kauffman, 2013, "A Fractional Pressure-Volume Model of Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics in Hydrocephalus"
  • Corina S Drapaca and S Shontz, 2013, "A Mesh Warping Algorithm for Brain Biomechanics Boundary Evolution Tracking"
  • Corina S Drapaca and J Kauffman, 2013, "A Multiscale Pressure-Volume Model of Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics: Application to Hydrocephalus"
  • Corina S Drapaca, S. Roy, L. Heltai and F. Costanzo, 2012, "An Immersed Finite Element Method Approach for Brain Biomechanics: An Application to Hydrocephalus"
  • Corina S Drapaca, J. Park and S. Shontz, 2012, "Tracking Brain and CSF Evolution via Level Set/Mesh Warping Algorithm during Hydrocephalus Treatment"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2012, "Mathematical Modeling of Tumors’ Classification"
  • Corina S Drapaca, B. Johnson and T. Neuberger, 2012, "Magnetic Resonance Elastography of Brain in TBI"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2012, "Mathematical Modeling of Magnetic Resonance Elastography"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2012, "Biomechanical Models for Tumor Classification and Growth"
  • Corina S Drapaca, A. M. Yousefi, J. A. Minton, R. Ananth, T. Neuberger and M. T. Lanagan, 2011, "Tissue-Mimicking Gel Phantoms for Brain Tumour Detection using Magnetic Resonance Modalities"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2011, "Constitutive Models of Brain Neuro-Mechanics"
  • Corina S Drapaca and K. I. Barber, 2011, "A Multiscale Triphasic Biomechanical Model for Brain Tumors’ Classification"
  • Corina S Drapaca and R. Shao, 2011, "A Study of Neuronal Volume Change Using the Wilson Cowan Model"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2011, "A Generalized Continuum Mechanics Model based on Fractional Calculus"
  • Corina S Drapaca, A. M. Yousefi and J. Minton, 2011, "Towards Biomimetric Tissue Phantoms for Brain Tumor Detection using Magnetic Resonance Elastography"
  • Corina S Drapaca, 2010, "Modeling the Brain Neuro-Mechanics"
  • Corina S Drapaca, A. E. Segall and D. Engels, 2010, "The Inverse Determination of Boundary Conditions using a Least-Squares Approach for Both Linear and Nonlinear Problems"
  • Corina S Drapaca, K. P. Wilkie and S. Sivaloganathan, 2010, "A Nonlinear Viscoelastic Fractional Derivative Model of Infant Hydrocephalus"
  • Corina S Drapaca and A. Palocaren, 2010, "A Study of Elastography based on Image Mass Spectroscopy"
  • Corina S Drapaca, J. G. Mandell, T. Neuberger, A. G. Webb and S. J. Schiff, 2010, "The Dynamics of Brain and CSF Growth in Normal versus Hydrocephalic Development in a Mouse Model"
  • Corina S Drapaca and O. Veledar, 2010, "A Study of Chiari Malformations using Magnetic Resonance Elastography"
  • Corina S Drapaca and J. S. Fritz, 2009, "A Study of the Level Sets with Point Correspondence Approach to the Stress-Strain Analysis of Deformable Thin Elastic Membranes"
  • Corina S Drapaca, D. L. Andre, B. Shanmugasundaram and Bruce Gluckman, 2009, "In vitro Study of pH Dynamics Limiting Charge Passage in Neural Stimulation Electrodes"
  • Corina S Drapaca, M. Yin, A. Manduca, A. J. Romano, K. J. Glaser, D. S. Lake and R. L. Ehman, 2007, "3-D Local Frequency Estimation Inversion for Abdominal MR Elastography"
  • Corina S Drapaca, S. Sivaloganathan and G. Tenti, 2005, "Brain Biomechanics: Quasi-linear Viscoelastic Models for Short and Long Time Scale Brain Injuries"
  • Corina S Drapaca, J. Drake, S. Sivaloganathan and G. Tenti, 2001, "Dynamical Morphology of the Ventricular Wall in Shunted Hydrocephalus"
  • Corina S Drapaca, G. Tenti, S. Sivaloganathan and J. M. Drake, 2000, "Morphology of the Brain’s Ventricular Cavities in Hydrocephalus"
  • Corina S Drapaca, L. Groarke and L. R. Pazdernik, 1998, "Photon and Electron Interaction"
  • Corina S Drapaca, , "A Study of a Fractional Order Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow Between Infinite Parallel Plates", 5th International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering - CMBE2017, pp. 4 pages
  • Corina S Drapaca and Nicholas LaBarbera, , "Anistropically Varying Conductivity in Electroporation Modeling", 6
  • Corina S Drapaca, , "Modeling Neuronal Electromechanics using Fractional Operators of Variable Order"
  • Corina S Drapaca, D Evans and J Cusumano, , "A Mechano-Hydraulic Model of Intracranial Pressure Dynamics"

Research Projects

  • August 2015 - July 2016, "A Breakthrough Imaging Approach for Biomaterials," (Sponsor: Huck Institute of Life Sciences).
  • July 2013 - June 2014, "Neural ICU Control Engineering," (Sponsor: Integra Foundation).
  • January 2011 - December 2013, "Surface Defect Healing using Dual Beam/Multi-Pass CO2 and Excimer Laser," (Sponsor: National Institute of Health).

Honors and Awards

  • Second Place for Oral Presentaion, ESM Today 2017, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State, February 2017 - February 2017
  • Third Place for Oral Presentaion, ESM Today 2017, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State, February 2017 - February 2017
  • Fields Research Fellowship, Fields Institute - Research in the Mathematical Sciences, June 2017 - July 2017
  • Second Place for Oral Presentaion, CERS 2016, Penn State University, April 2016 - April 2016
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, June 2016 - June 2016
  • Travel Grant, American Physics Society, Penn State University, November 2016 - November 2016
  • CERI REU Award, Penn State College of Engineering Research Initiative, September 2016 - December 2016
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, June 2015 - June 2015
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, June 2014 - June 2014
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, August 2014 - August 2014
  • Travel Scholarships, Penn State University and SIAM, July 2014 - July 2014
  • Travel Scholarship, Materials Research Society, December 2014 - December 2014
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, February 2013 - February 2013
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, March 2013 - March 2013
  • Undergraduate Summer Discovery Grant, Penn State University, May 2013 - August 2013
  • Graduate Scholarship, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State, May 2013 - August 2013
  • Longenecker Scholarship, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State, May 2012 - August 2012
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, June 2012 - June 2012
  • Paul Axt Prize, Schreyer Honors College, Penn State, May 2011 - May 2011
  • Travel Scholarships, Penn State University, May 2011 - May 2011
  • Special Mention for Poster Presentation, ESM Today 2009, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State, February 2009 - February 2009
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, June 2009 - June 2009
  • Travel Scholarship, Penn State University, September 2009 - September 2009

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Reviewer, Faculty Selection Committee for Schreyer Honors College, February 2012 - February 2017
  • Member, P&T Committee, January 2014 - January 2015
  • Judge, Annual Graduate Exhibition, The Graduate School at Penn State, March 2008 - April 2014
  • Participant, Global Penn State: Internationalizing the Campus, College, and Classroom, September 2013 - September 2013
  • Member, Global Engineering Education (GLEE) Faculty Planning Committee, September 2009 - September 2011
  • Attendee, College of Engineering World Class Engineers Workshop, April 2009 - April 2009
  • Participant, College of Engineering Open House, February 2009 - February 2009
  • Attendee, Penn State Workshop on Faculty Recruitment, Committee on Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE), March 2009 - March 2009
  • Participant, Search Committee Briefing - Affirmative Action, September 2009 - September 2009
  • Judge, College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), April 2008
  • Member, ESM Undergraduate Guide/Handbook Committee, January 2008
  • Member, ESM M.D./Ph.D. Program Committee, January 2008
  • Member, Graduate Student Recruitment and Admissions Committee, January 2008
  • Member, Scholarships and Awards, January 2008
  • Member, ESM Candidacy Exam (Neural Engineering Program) Committee, September 2008
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee for Neural Engineering Position, September 2008
  • Contributor, Undergraduate Guide/Handbook, September 2009
  • Contributor, Undergraduate Recruitment, September 2009
  • Judge, ESM Today, February 2008
  • Member, College of Engineering Women in Science and Engineering, September 2007
  • Faculty, Penn State Institute of the Neurosciences, September 2009
  • Faculty, Huck Institute of Life Sciences, September 2007
  • Faculty, Material Research Institute, September 2007
  • Faculty, Women in Mathematics, September 2007
  • Board Member, Center for Neural Engineering, September 2007
  • Advisor, Schreyer Honors, September 2007

Service to External Organizations:

  • Judge, Annual Mayo Graduate School Symposium, September 2006
  • Reviewer, University of California in San Francisco Graduate Students' Association Career and Research Days, April 2004
 


 

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