Tarun Yellamraju is currently a PhD student in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He received his Bachelor of Technology with Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His current research interests include Image Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
Alejandra Magana is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology and an affiliated faculty at the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She holds a B.E. in Information Systems, a M.S. in Technology, both from Tec de Monterrey; and a M.S. in Educational Technology and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Her research is focused on identifying how model-based cognition in STEM can be better supported by means of expert technological and computing tools such as cyber-physical systems,visualizations and modeling and simulation tools.
Mireille (Mimi) Boutin is an Associate Professor in Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mathematics. Her past research accomplishments include the development of light-weight methods for language translation on mobile phones, food analysis tools for the treatment of the inherited metabolic disease phenylketonuria, and improved document processing methods for the printing industry. Her current areas of research include signal processing, big data, and various applied mathematics problems motivated by engineering applications. In particular, she is interested in high-dimensional machine learning problems that stem from applications, including data analysis issues related to STEM education research. She created "Project Rhea,” a student-driven online learning project at www.projectrhea.org. She is a three-time recipient of Purdue’s Seed for Success Award. She is also a recipient of the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Faculty Award, the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teaching Award and the Wilfred “Duke” Hesselberth Award for Teaching Excellence.
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