Dmitri A. Gusev is an Associate Professor in Computer and Information Technology (CIT) at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. His primary research interests are imaging, graphics, game development, visualization, and computational linguistics. Dmitri A. Gusev received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University in 1999. After graduation, Dmitri worked for Eastman Kodak Company as image processing scientist in 1999-2007. He developed and implemented algorithms for digital halftoning, color management, image quality evaluation, and image compression for the NexPress line of electrophotographic digital color presses. Dmitri co-authored 7 U.S. patents and 2 European patents. He has 9 years of full-time teaching experience. Most recently, prior to joining Purdue, he taught computer science at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania as an associate professor in 2009-2013. At Edinboro, Dmitri championed the new Game and Virtual World Development track. He taught Game Programming and Introduction to Computer Graphics, advised Edinboro Game Development Club, and served as administrator of Edinboro Island in Second Life, a popular virtual world. On February 28, 2013, Animation Career Review ranked Edinboro #87 in the Top 100 U.S. schools for animation and game design. In 2008-2011, Dmitri facilitated online classes for Boston University Metropolitan College. His hobbies are ancient mythology, Russian poetry, and chess.