Current Members:

Name Member Research Interest
Alejandra J. Magana, Ph.D., Professor, Ale
  • Discipline-based computation
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Cyberlearning in STEM
  • Embodied learning
Joreen Arigye, M.S., Doctoral student, Joreen
  • Teaching and learning in computing
  • Programming MOOCs for distance learning
  • Information and communications technology education in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bray Bonner, M.S., Doctoral student, Bray
  • College and career paths
  • Educational technologies
  • Engineering professional development
Hugo Castellanos Morales, MS., Doctoral student, Hugo
  • Programming education
  • Learning analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
Jorge Cristancho, MS., Doctoral student, Jorge
  • Adaptive pedagogy
  • Egalitarian education
  • Adaptive assessment
Alejandro Espinal Duque, MS., Doctoral student UniNorte, Alejo
  • Teacher professional development
  • computational thinking and transfer in programming
  • internet of things
Hayden Fennell, MS., Doctoral student, Hayden
  • Engineering education
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Gamification
Miguel Feijoo Garcia, MS., Doctoral student, Miguel
  • Applied analytics
  • Information engineering
  • Computer science education
Timothy James MS., D.Tech. student, Tim
  • Learning at Scale
  • Computer Science Education
  • Personalized learning/Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Jaqi Leonard, M.S., DTech student, Jaqi
  • Causal Machine Learning
  • Tiny Machine Learning
  • Multi-modal Machine Learning
Xiaojin (Jin) Liu, MS., Doctoral student, Jin
  • Computing education
  • Data mining
  • Machine learning
Mohammad (Mo) Naseri, M.S., D.Tech. student, Mo
  • Data science and statistical learning
  • Cyberlearning
  • Systems design
Lucas Phillips III, M.S., Doctoral student, Lucas
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Gamification and game design
  • Cyberlearning
Abasiafak Udosen, M.S., Doctoral student, Aby
  • Computational modeling and simulation
  • Cyberlearning
  • Machine learning
Lucas Wiese, Doctoral student, Lucas
  • Responsible and ethical AI education
  • Workforce development
  • Self-regulated learning in STEM
Sakhi Aggrawal, M.S., Master student, Sakhi
  • STEM education
  • IT program management
  • Business analytics
Devang Patel, Master student, Devang
  • Data science
  • Business analytics
  • Project management
Parth Joshi, Undergraduate student, Parth
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Machine learning


Past Doctoral and Postdoctoral Students:

Name Member Research Interest
Hector Will Pinto, Ph.D. (2022) Hector
  • Physics education
  • Embodied cognition and learning
  • Model-based learning
Joseph Lyon, Ph.D. (2022) Joe
  • Computational modeling in education
  • Engineering education
  • Transition to professional practice
Aparajita Jaiswal, Ph.D. (2022) Aparajita
  • Educational Technology
  • Embodied Learning
  • Student Engagement and motivation in active learning environments
Viranga Perera, PhD., Postdoctoral Associate (2021) Viranga
  • Emotions and learning
  • Online education
  • Planetary physics
Ying Ying Seah, Ph.D. (2021) Ying Ying
  • Educational technology
  • Societal and ethical implications of emerging technologies
  • Reducing gender gap in IT
Paul Thomas, Ph.D. (2021) Paul
  • Active learning in IT
  • Agentic student engagement and motivation
  • Abstract thinking and systems thinking in IT
Yoselyn Walsh, Ph.D., (2020) Jos
  • Embodied learning through haptic interfaces
  • Information architecture and usability
  • Information visualization
Tugba Karabiyik, PhD., Postdoctoral Associate, (2020) Shi
  • Data analytics
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Mathematical and statistical modeling
Shi Feng, PhD., Postdoctoral Associate, (2020) Shi
  • Inducing cognitive disequilibrium for deep learning
  • Emotions and affect during learning
  • Strategies for developing critical thinking skills in the informational age
Mayari Serrano, Ph.D., (2020) Mayari
  • Cyberlearning and future learning technologies
  • Reducing gender gap in STEM disciplines
  • User-centered cybersecurity education and training
Genisson Coutinho, Ph.D., (2019) Genisson
  • Active learning in engineering education
  • Design of engineering laboratory experiences
  • Instructional devices in engineering
Juan David Ortega, Ph.D., (2019) Juanda
  • Teaching approaches in engineering education
  • Faculty professional development
  • Classroom action research
Camilo Vieira, PhD., (2016) and Postdoctoral Associate, (2017) Camilo
  • Engineering education
  • computational thinking
  • Educational technologies
Chandan Dasgupta, PhD., Postdoctoral Associate, (2016) Chandan
  • Engineering design
  • Design heuristics and trade-offs analysis
  • Sub-optimal models
Nestor Nova MS., Affiliated researcher Nestor
  • Interplay between ICT and society
  • Knowledge management
  • Design science
Tugba Yuksel, PhD., Affiliated researcher Tugba
  • Quantum mechanics learning and instruction
  • Model-based instructional design
  • Computer-based learning
  • Meta models and reasoning with models


Past Master Students:

Name Member Research Interest
Oluwatosin Alabi, MS., Master student Tosin
  • Graphical representations in engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation for conceptual change
  • Tacit knowledge and building expertise in the workplace teams
Romina Bot, MS., Master student Romina
  • Usability methods
  • Business intelligence
  • Data mining
Sadhana Balachandran, MS., Master student Sadhana
  • High performance computing
  • Physics education
  • Cyberlearning
Sindhura Elluri, MS., Master student Sindhura
  • Big data analytics
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • System analysis and software development
Sebastian Garces, MS., Master student Sebastian
  • Computational thinking
  • Gamification
  • Learning analytics
Ohyun Huang, MS., Master student Ohyun
  • Database management
  • IT project management
  • Assessment for measuring learning
Jisoo "Jay" Hwang, MS., Master student Jay
  • Emotions and affections during learning
  • Emotion recognition
  • Affective computing
Anusha, Karamboor, MS., Master student Anusha
  • Mobile computing and general software development
  • Problem-solving strategies in programming tasks
  • Service learning
Diego Mendez, MS., Master student Diego
  • Computer networks (LAN/WAN/Security)
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Reducing the gender and cultural gap in IT careers
Manoj Penmetcha, MS., Master student Manoj
  • Software development
  • Robotics
Jenny Quintana, MS., Master student Jenny
  • STEM education
  • Engineering design
  • Green technologies
Miguel Angel Ruiz, MS., Master student Miguel
  • High performance computing in higher education
  • Human-Computer interaction
  • Computer-based assessment
Karla Sanchez, MS., Master student Karla
  • Educational technologies
  • IT project management
  • Engineering education
William Sanchez, MS., Master student William
  • Computational science and engineering education
  • Robotics
  • Applied physics
Uzma Shaikh, MS., Master student Uzma
  • STEM education
  • System analysis and software development
  • Cyber-physical systems
Manaz Taleyarkhan, MS., Master student Manaz
  • Robotics
  • Engineering education
  • Entrepreneurship
Maria del Rosario Uribe, MS., Master student Rosario
  • Cyberlearning
  • Sustainability education
  • Ecosystem modeling
Junchao Yan, MS., Master student Junchao
  • Computational science
  • Wireless network
  • Computer-based assessment via natural language


Past Undergraduate Students:

Name Member Research Interest
Sakhi Aggrawal, Undergraduate student Sakhi
  • Engineering education
  • Deep mind learning
  • Metric-driven product management
Mohammed Azeem, Undergraduate student Mohammed
  • Systems analysis and software development
  • Mobile computing
  • Database design and management
Douglas Campbell, Undergraduate student Douglas
  • Linux/Unix administration
  • Database modeling
  • Virtualization and distributed computing
Yuanhui "Kana" Huang, Undergraduate student Kana
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Cyberlearning
Jasmine Jones, Undergraduate student Jasmine
  • STEM education
  • IT project management
  • Women leadership in technology
Ryan Lovan, Undergraduate student Ryan
  • Computational thinking
  • STEM education
  • Technical training
  • Remote cyber physical laboratories
Tatiana Ringenberg, Undergraduate student Tatiana
  • Robotics
  • Computational thinking
  • User-centered design and usability