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
Jue Wang is the Associate Director of Business and Entrepreneurship at the CyberLab. She is an IU graduate with a BS in Mathematics and a BS in Economics. She assists the Director of the CyberLab with all entrepreneurial aspects of the CyberLab projects, more specifically, 1) Funding proposal development to support current and new research projects at the CyberLab, 2) translation of CyberLab research deliverables into production by assisting in the process of technology transfer and commercialization, and 3) in providing support to maintain success of the rollout of CyberLab projects. Aside from her career, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, attending concerts, photography, and traveling.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/jw1401
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: thecn.com/CM890
Shokouh Ahmadi is a Ph.D. student in the ECE department at IUPUI, studying AI. She is in the position of graduate research assistant at the CyberLab. Shokouh is also fluent in C++, Java, and Python. At CyberLab, she is working on ML-based recommender systems and models. She enjoys reading and swimming in her free time.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/SA2439
Samira Ghazvineh is a graduate student pursuing the Health Informatics Master's Program. Currently, she is engaged as an intern in the Cyber Lab, where her responsibilities include testing course networking and contributing to the realm of UI/UX design. Samira also is fluent in Python, SQL and R programming. Her primary objective during this internship is to acquire valuable hands-on experience within the Cyber Lab, allowing her to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings. She relishes cooking and immerses herself in movies. Additionally, she is committed to regular gym sessions.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/SG1672
Zhen Hou is a graduate student in data management and analytics at iupui. He is a research assistant at CyberLab working on AI assistant Rumi and the upgrading of CN's LTI. he is good at react development and Nodejs development. He hopes to continue to improve his coding ability and data analysis ability during the postgraduate period. He likes playing Nintendo games and cooking.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/HZ207
Kavin Thakkar is a junior studying Informatics at IUPUI, with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). He is planning on entering the 4+1 Accelerated B.S. in Informatics and M.S. in HCI program and after graduation, finding a UX/UI related job. He is a UX/UI Intern at CourseNetworking assisting with design and testing. In his free time, he likes to volunteer in the community, read, and watch movies.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/KT954
Hemanth Pawar is a graduate student at IUPUI, majoring in Human-Computer Interaction. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering. Before moving to the United States, he worked in India as a user experience designer on virtual reality and software-as-a-service products for two years. He is currently a User Experience Designer Intern at Cyberlab, working on the website and web app redesign of CNWorld products. He enjoys playing video games and watching movies when he is free.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/HP540
Eashwar Madhavan Perumal is a grad student in IUPUI with a mojor in Computer and Information Science. He worked as a Full stack developer in Cognizant Technology Solutions in India for 2.5 years in a Web development project involving several micro services which used React JS, Node JS and Spring Boot Java for the FE and BE. He joined Cyberlabs as a System Integration Intern recently where he hopes to improve his coding and analytical skills. He is interested in creating an interactive chatbot with Cloud ML technologies, Flask, Socket and NodeJS as his personal project. He likes to play pool, watch movies, and explore new places in his free time.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/EM1252
Puja Kumari is a dedicated student enrolled in the Computer Science master's program at IUPUI. Currently, she holds the position of a System Integration Intern at Cyberlab, where she thrives as a techie and eagerly embraces new tools and technologies. Additionally, Puja boasts six years of work experience, having worked as a Software Engineer and Cloud Consultant with renowned companies like Microsoft and L&T. During her tenure, she gained valuable expertise in working with various technologies such as AWS, Azure, Python, DevOps, and Kubernetes. Her ultimate goal is to become a software engineer and specialize in the field of artificial intelligence.During her leisure time, she enjoys engaging in sports, watching movies, and socializing to make new friends.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/PK919
Jack Kenny is a junior at Indiana University, studying marketing and finance. He is a social media and marketing intern at Cyberlab, working on digital content for CN. He hopes to strengthen his marketing and content creation skills by working on a variety of projects for Course Networking. This coming fall, he plans to take ICore and further his education at the Kelley School of Business. In his free time, he enjoys playing intramural sports, reading, and watching movies.
CN ePortfolio: thecn.com/JK1353
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.