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Joel W. Branch Ph.D

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Joel W. Branch Ph.D

Dr. Joel W. Branch is a Manager and Staff Software Engineer in the Advanced Technology Group at ESPN in Bristol, CT. His primary research activities predictive personalization, semantic analysis, and machine learning for sports and fan analytics. Prior to ESPN, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he…

Raheem Beyah Ph.D

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Raheem Beyah Ph.D

Raheem Beyah, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Motorola Foundation Professor in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is at the intersection of the networking and security fields. He leads the Georgia Tech Communications Assurance and Performance Group (CAP), which develops algorithms that enable a…

Gloria Washington Ph.D

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Gloria Washington Ph.D

Dr. Gloria Washington is an Assistant Professor at Howard University in the Computer Science Department. At Howard, she runs the Affective Biometrics Lab and performs research with her students on affective computing and biometrics. Before coming to Howard University she was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Computing Science at Clemson…

Damien Woodard Ph.D

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Damien Woodard Ph.D

Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the…

Fay Cobb Payton Ph.D

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Fay Cobb Payton Ph.D

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is the founding director MyHealthImpactNetwork.org, a social network experience that focuses on health disparities and social media technology interventions. @MyHealthImpact provides “voice” for the millennial generation about health topics, such as sexual and mental health, and technology innovation. She is the author of Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing, an anthology…

Jamika Burge Ph.D

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Jamika Burge Ph.D

Dr. Jamika Burge is the Head of Research Curriculum and Outreach at Capital One, where she oversees research curriculum development and outreach for user research at Capital One. This means ideates and creates innovative user research curricula that empower designers, developers, and engineers to apply design thinking and human-centered design principles into their daily work,…

Ron Metoyer Ph.D

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Ron Metoyer Ph.D

Ronald Metoyer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology where he worked in the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center with a focus on modeling and visualizing the motion of pedestrians in urban and architectural scenes. In 2001,…

Elva Jones Ph.D

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Elva Jones Ph.D

CREU & AYUR Mentoring Dr. Elva Jones is a Professor of Computer Science at Winston-Salem State University and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science. Dr. Jones received her B.S. from Winston-Salem State University, her M.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a second M.S. from North Carolina State University, and her…

Jason Grant

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Jason Grant

Born in Baltimore, MD, Jason Grant completed the pre-engineering program at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (H.S.). Upon receiving the Meyerhoff Scholarship, he attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and graduated in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. Throughout his undergraduate career, he interned at the Lockheed Martin Corporation and participated…

Monica Anderson Ph.D

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Monica Anderson Ph.D

Monica Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at The University of Alabama. Her research focuses on distributed autonomous systems that enable search, rescue and reconnaissance applications in unknown, complex environments. Other research interests include smart environment technologies that support aging in place and disabled persons through personalized autonomy and safety management….

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