Students

I am looking for a postdoc for Fall 2020! 

Project Area 1: CS Education

- Identifying pedogogical techniques in computer science that advance equity, inclusion, and student learning outcomes; in particular, I'm interested in socially and culturally relevant approaches that use large-scale, dynamic data sets in introductory computer science courses. 

- Creative predictive systems that incorporate behavior change techniques that encourage persistence on computer science assignments and enhance learning outcomes

Project Area 2: Broadening Participation in Computing

- I'm interested in developing theory and implementing and studying interventions that broaden participation of Black and Hispanic/Latinx students and women students in computing, with approaches grounded in social justice and anti-racist frameworks. 

I encourage you to apply to the CI Fellows program. Please contact me by June 10, 2020 to discuss a collaborative submission to CI Fellows.

I am also looking for graduate research assistants!

Project 1: Focuses on developing algorithms and systems to promote the use of wearable devices to monitor, understand, and improve health and well-being.

Project 2: Focuses on machine learning applied to sensor data from wearable computing devices that can be used by security analysts for next generation network threat detection.

Project 3: Focuses on identifying pedogogical techniques in computer science that advance equity, inclusion, and student learning outcomes; in particular, I'm interested in socially and culturally relevant approaches that use large-scale, dynamic data sets in introductory computer science courses.

If you are interested in working with me on either of these projects, please send me an email describing your previous experiences working either in industry internships, research labs, or on your own independent projects and attach your cv. 

Current Students

[1]   Zaire Ali (Ph.D. student)
[2]  Galam Kayas (Ph.D. student)
[3]  Demetrius King (Ph.D. student)
[4]  Jonathan Knighten (Ph.D. student)
[5]  Choegki Kalsang (Undergraduate researcher)
[6]  Brandon Foltz (Undergraduate researcher)

Previous Ph.D. Students

[1]   Dingxiang Liu, Ph.D., December 2011 (Software Engineer, Bank of America)
[2]   Scott Heggen, Ph.D., August 2014 (Lecturer, Berea College)
[3]   Osa Omokaro, Ph.D., December 2014 (User Experience Researcher, Google)

Previous M.S. Students

[1]   Teja Kanchinadam (MS student)
[2]   Amul Adagale (MS student)
[3]   Mitra Neshatfar (MS student)
[4]   Shin Lee (MS student)

Previous Undergraduate Research Students

[1]    Ebonie Williams (REU, Summer 2007)
[2]    Brandon Cooper (REU, Summer 2007)
[3]    Lee Cranford (REU, Summer 2007)
[4]    Elaine Thingelstad (REU, Summer 2007) 
[5]    Robert Goodrich (REU, Summer 2007 and Summer 2008)
[6]    Andrea Grumbles (REU student, Summer 2008)
[7]    Kelly Chang (CRA-W Distributed Mentor Project, Summer 2008)
[8]    Corey Shields (REU student, Summer 2009)
[9]    Neal Barcelo (REU student, Summer 2009)
[10]    Jarrod Baldwin (Senior Project, Fall 2010)
[11]    Philip Stahl (Senior Project, Fall 2011)
[12]    Taral Thakker (Senior Project, Fall 2011)
[13]    Patrick Kamongi (CRA-W DREU, Summer 2011)
[14]    Anthony Bentancur (REU, Summer 2011)
[15]    Matt Senn (Senior Project, Spring 2012)
[16]    Jazmyn Russell (REU, Summer 2012)
[17]    David Burlinson (REU, Summer 2012)
[18]    Mykel Pendergrass (REU, Summer 2012)
[19]    Nathaniel Blanchard (REU, Summer 2012)
[20]    Maybellin Burgos (Charlotte Research Scholars, Summer 2012)
[21]    Carla Bendezu (CREU, Summer 2012)
[22]    Jalin Brown (CREU, Summer 2012)
[23]    Jonathan Knighten (Charlotte Research Scholars, Summer 2013; Senior Project, Fall 2013)
[24]    Caroline Odell (REU, Summer 2013)
[25]    Phillip Dold (REU, Summer 2013)
[26]    Sean Gallagher (undergraduate research assistant, Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
[27]    Chirag Patel (Senior Project, Spring 2014)
[28]    Tori Chambers (REU, Summer 2014)
[29]    Ashton Maltie (REU, Summer 2014)
[30]    Michael Vitulli (Charlotte Research Scholars, Summer 2014)
[31]    Stephen McMillan (Senior Project, Fall 2014)
[32]    Mamoke Ukulu (Senior Project, Fall 2014)
[33]    Mihai Mehedint (undergraduate research assistant, Fall 2014)
[34]    Jonathan Knighten (Charlotte Research Scholars, Summer 2014; undergraduate research assistant, Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
[35]    Jack Bandy (REU, Summer 2015)
[36]    Rashaud Savage (REU, Summer 2016)
[37]    Johnny Bello-Ogunu (REU, Summer 2016)
[38]    Xhafer Rama (REU, Summer 2016)
[39]   Jonathan Bello-Ogunu (REU, Summer 2016)
[40]   Thatyana Morales (Temple College of Science and Technology Science Scholars Undergraduate Research Assistant, Fall 2016, Summer 2017, Fall 2018)
[41]   Joe Tarsavage (Temple College of Science and Technology Undergraduate Research Program, Summer 2017)
[42]   Amanda Benzkofer (Temple College of Science and Technology Undergraduate Research Program, Spring 2018; Temple REU, Summer 2018)
[43]   Choegki Kalsang (Temple University Merit Scholar, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018)
[44]   Elwood McGinnis (Temple College of Science and Technology Undergraduate Research Program, Summer 2018)
[45]   Nick Brady (Temple College of Science and Technology Undergraduate Research Program,  Summer 2018)
[46]   Jordan Scott (Temple REU, Summer 2018)
[47]   Alesha Morovits (Temple REU, Summer 2018)
[48]   Daniel Koenig (Temple REU, Summer 2018)
[49]   Brandon Foltz (Temple Undergradate Research Project, Fall 2018)