Mengyuan (Alice) Zhao is the Associate Director of R&D at 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. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in Instructional Systems Technology with a focus on social learning and technology. In the current CourseNetworking project, Mengyuan is actively involved in the design and development of innovative teaching and learning features. She also provides training and pedagogical support to end-users. Besides CN, Mengyuan has diverse experience in teaching K-12 courses, conducting educational research and evaluation, designing curriculum and courses, and producing instructional content.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/MZ13
Allie Wigginton is the Associate Director of Research and Entrepreneurship at the CyberLab. She received her Master's degree in Public Relations from IUPUI. Allie helps promote CourseNetworking (CN) at IUPUI and around the world through business and marketing endeavors, funding applications, and institutional partnerships. When Allie was in graduate school, she was the graduate advisor for IUPUI's PRSSA chapter, a Cox Scholar, and a Delta Zeta sorority founding member and alumni. Aside from work, she enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, attending concerts, photography, and traveling.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/AW203
Conor Marley graduated from IUPUI with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Technology and has a minor in Philosophy. He joined the CyberLab and CN team in 2019 and is working on CN UX design and software testing. Some areas of his interest include UX / UI design, web and mobile development, and the intersection of minimalism and art in technology. Conor loves reading, sushi, and cats.
CN ePortfolio: https://www.thecn.com/CM890
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 developing recommendation algorithms for the AI-based smart learning agent, Rumi. Emad has studied at the Sharif University of Technology and tended to get a graduate degree from the United States. Aside from academic work, he does lots of sports such as soccer, swimming, and tennis.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/ER10
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 services to individual users. Amir's 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
Jillian Crist is a junior in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI, studying Marketing. She is in the position of Social Media and Marketing Intern here at the CyberLab. Jillian has experience with non-profit, sponsorship, and event planning. At CyberLab, she manages CN blogs and social media updates. She also assists in CN marketing, sales, and user support. In her free time, she enjoys going out to Uncle Bills Pet Shop or watching a movie with her friends and family.
CN ePortfolio: https://www.thecn.com/JC1496
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. She was a visiting scholar at IUPUI CyberLab in 2017-2018, 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.