Dr. Chandramouli is an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology in Purdue University Northwest. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and lectures in various countries and universities around the world. Formerly a Frederick Andrews Fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, he completed his doctoral studies from the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. He has received federal, regional, and international grants for his work.
Ge Jin, D.Sc, is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics at the Purdue University Calumet. He teaches computer game development, computer graphics and animation, as well as computer information technology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining Purdue University Calumet, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the George Washington University, Department of Computer Science. Professor Jin holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Peking University, China, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Seoul National University, South Korea. He earned his Doctor of Science degree in Computer Science with a concentration in computer graphics from the George Washington University. His research spans the fields of computer graphics, virtual reality, computer animation, medical visualization, and educational game development. He is a member of the ACM SIGGRAPH, ASEE, and International Society of Virtual Rehabilitation.
Currently, Dr. Fidan serves as a Professor of the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology at Tennessee Technological University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning, and STEM education. Dr. Fidan is a member and active participant of SME, ASEE, ABET, ASME, and IEEE. He is also the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology and International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.
Mel Cossette is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation-ATE funded National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEdU) and the Technician Education in Additive Manufacturing & Materials (TEAMM) project housed at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, WA. Mel has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing education and has developed technician-training programs for industry and educational institutions. She serves on numerous committees and national boards, and worked in various industries prior to holding administrative positions in the community and technical college system.
Cheryl Welsch is Lead Developer for Information Technology, Virtual Reality and Business Programs in the Eastern Iowa Community College District. She oversees curriculum design, staff recruitment and development, and external relations. Ms. Welsch earned her M.B.A. from Western Governors University in Information Technology Management and her B.A. from the State University of New York - Cobleskill in Business with a concentration in Information Systems. She has earned the designation Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and is a member of ISACA, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She has spoken on information security at numerous professional associations, is the technical director for a global investment publication.
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