Jack Beuth received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard in 1992. He has been on the faculty of the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1992. Dr. Beuth’s research is in the areas of solid mechanics and manufacturing. He is currently working on projects in four areas: The Mechanics of Laser- and Electron Beam-Based Manufacturing Processes, Interfacial Toughness Testing of Thermal Barrier Coatings, Development of an In-situ On-chip Tensile Testing Platform, and the Modeling of Fracture-Resistant Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Steels. Dr. Beuth’s initiatives in education have included the integration of computer-aided engineering projects throughout the CMU ME undergraduate curriculum. His latest research is in collaboration with the CMU Human-Computer Interaction Institute, developing software agent-monitored collaborative projects for undergraduate courses. Dr. Beuth was a recipient of the 1998 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. In 2000, he was awarded George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Development Professorship in Mechanical Engineering. In 2005 Dr. Beuth was co-recipient of the ASME Curriculum Innovation Award. In 2009 Dr. Beuth received the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award from the Carnegie Mellon Engineering College.
Rohit Kumar is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Masters in Language Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and Bachelor in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh in 2003. Rohit was a Research Scientist at Language Technologies Research Center, IIIT Hyderabad from 2003 to 2005. His research interests include Conversational Agents and their applications to variety of complex interactive situations.
Carolyn Rose is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment between the Language Technologies Institute and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She serves as an Executive Committee member of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center, Treasurer of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, and editorial board member of the International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, the Journal of Educational Data Mining, and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Her research is in the area of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Automated Discourse Analysis.
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