Mengyuan (Alice) Zhao is the Associate Director of the CyberLab. She obtains a Master's Degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University Bloomington and a Bachelor's Degree in Literature and Language Education from Beijing Normal University. In the current CourseNetworking project, Mengyuan is actively involved in the design and development of innovative teaching and learning functions. She also provides training and pedagogical support to new users. Besides CN, Mengyuan has diverse experience in teaching K-12 courses, conducting educational research and evaluation, designing curriculum and courses, and producing instructional multimedia.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/mz13
Allie Wigginton is a graduate student at IUPUI, studying Public Relations. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Relations Journalism from IUPUI. She serves as the CyberLab’s Marketing Communications and Social Media Coordinator, where she helps promote CourseNetworking (CN) at IUPUI and around the world. Allie also manages the CN Collection, the official blog for the CN, as well as CN social media sites. Allie is the graduate advisor for IUPUI's PRSSA chapter, a Cox Scholar, and a Delta Zeta sorority founding member and alumni. Aside from school activities, she enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, attending concerts, photography and traveling.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/aw203
Joseph Hofmeister graduated from IUPUI majoring in Computer Graphics Technology. He is currently working as a Graphic Designer for the CyberLab where he works on the UI of the CN. His main expertise is in web development but he also loves illustration and motion graphics. His experience in web development started during his junior year of high school in a web design class at Ben Davis High School. In his free time, Joseph loves to play music and go to hockey games with his girlfriend. He also enjoys playing a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, piano, and ukulele.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/jh198
Mahmood Hosseini (Matt) is a graduate student at IUPUI, majoring in Computer Engineering. He is a research assistant in the CyberLab, where he uses his professional experience in data analysis. His strength in software development helps him improve the CN. He is both driven and self-motivated and is constantly experimenting with new technologies and techniques. Mahmood is an alumnus of National Exceptional Talents School and tries to push himself beyond his boundaries to acquire new skills and knowledge in order to succeed. Apart from research and academics, he also enjoys basketball, as he played during his high school and undergraduate careers. However, nowadays he enjoys going hiking and camping, playing
Amirreza Salamat (Amir) is a graduate student at IUPUI, majoring in computer engineering. He is also a research assistant in the CyberLab working on the Rumi project, an intelligent agent that uses Machine Learning techniques to provide personalized feedback to each user. His passion and dedication for Machine Learning and Data Science motivate him to learn more and expand his knowledge. He is keen on both the programming and mathematical aspects of these fields. Amir enjoys reading books in his free time, and his favorite subject is history. He also plays table tennis and chess with his friends when he is not busy.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/AS1835
Emad Rahmaniazadis a graduate student at IUPUI, majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is an Industrial Engineer who has accepted to start a new journey, known as coding as a research assistant in the CyberLab. His primary focus is in learning PHP, Laravel and how to work with MongoDB but his first project is about creating a skill recommendation engine for CN. Emad has studied at the Sharif University of Technology and tended to get a degree from the United States. Aside from academic work, he does lots of sports as an intermediate such as soccer, swimming, and tennis.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/er10
Afsoon Mohseni is a graduate of Philanthropic Studies from IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She believes in the transformative power of philanthropy as a channel to serve human communities. At IU CyberLab, she assists educational institutions in developing and marginalized societies to fundraise and use CN to bring equal educational opportunities to their students. At CyberLab, Afsoon finds joy and satisfaction in the philanthropic side of technology and education.
Alexa Clingerman is a senior majoring in Computer Information Technology with a focus on web and mobile application development. Alexa is currently interning with CyberLab as a graphic design/web development intern. Alexa has experience with UI and UX design and helps with prototypes when needed. Alexa is currently working on our new CyberLab website as well. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/ac733
Dr. Thanomporn Laohajaratsang is an associate professor in the Department of Learning Technology, Faculty of Education at Chaing Mai University, Thailand. She is also the former Director or the Information Technology Service Center where she now works as a consultant. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at IUPUI conducting research on designing effective pedagogical approaches with next-generation LMS for students in higher education. For over 15 years, she has administered a number of new media design projects to support innovative pedagogies such as developing high-quality e-Learning courseware content for several organizations including Chaing Mai University, Thailand Securities Institute, PTT Public Company Limited and Thailand Cyber University. One of her notable projects was managing the development of locally-made LMS called Knowledge-Creator (KC), an awarded LMS from Asia E-Learning Network (AEN). Her main research interests include digital innovation in teaching and learning, integration of ICT educational system and design of future learning environments.