Project Team

Dr. Mesut Akdere

Dr. Mesut Akdere is the Director of CRAVRE. He is a Professor of Human Resource Development in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation at Purdue University-West Lafayette. He is the Director of Purdue Polytechnic Leadership Academy and the Director of HRD Virtual Lab.

Dr. Umit Karabiyik

Dr. Umit Karabiyik is an expert in Cybersecurity. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

Dr. Jin Wei-Kocsis

Dr. Jin Wei-Kocsis is an expert in Artificial Intelligence. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

Dr. Jason Moats

Dr. Jason Moats is the Director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Testing and Innovation Center (TTIC). He has nearly three decades of experience in emergency services, including the armed forces and emergency management where he has received numerous awards for both valor and service. He has been with TEEX since 2002.

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)


Ronnie Taylor

Ronnie Taylor is a Training Director in the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) and the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC), divisions of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). He is responsible for Simulation Supported Incident Management programs.


Michael Riggs

Michael Riggs is an Instructor in the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) and the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC), divisions of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). He is assigned to the Enhanced Incident Management and Unified Command Program.

Scott Brown

Scott Brown is a Senior Training Specialist in the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) and the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC), divisions of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). He is responsible for the Emergency Operations Center related courses.

Rebecca Tate

Rebecca Tate is the Associate Division Director, Business and Cyber Solutions/Director, Cyber Readiness Center at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.

Consultants


George Takahashi

George Takahashi is the Lead Visualization Scientist at the Envision Center at Purdue University-West Lafayette and a research programmer for Research Computing, ITaP.

Jason Doty

Jason Doty is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, and is a member of of the Writer's Guild of America (WGA).

Research Assistants


Milos Stankovic

Milos Stankovic is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University-West Lafayette. His research focus includes IoT and Digital Forensics.

Julie Abdinoor

Julie Abdinoor is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Technology, Leadership & Innovation at Purdue University-West Lafayette. Her research focus is Virtual Reality Training.

Praveen Fernando

Praveen Fernando is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University-West Lafayette. His research focus is Artificial Intelligence.

Yifu Wu

Yifu Wu is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University-West Lafayette. His research focus is Artificial Intelligence.

 

Gabriel Frey

Gabriel Frey is an undergraduate student in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University-West Lafayette. His research focus is the intersection of cybersecurity and product design.


QUESTIONS?

Email CRAVRE@purdue.edu with any questions.