People

Principal Investigator

  • Dr. Yasin Silva
  • ysilva@asu.edu
  • Yasin Silva is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. His research focuses on big data/social media analytics, data management systems, cyberbullying detection, and Computer Science Education research.

Visiting Scholars

  • Humberto Razente
  • hrazente@asu.edu
  • Humberto Razente is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Faculdade de Computação at UFU. His research focuses on data structures and algorithms for efficient similarity search and data mining. Humberto visited ASU in 2020 and continued his participation in the project afterwards.

Research Assistants

  • Heather Flynn
  • hlflynn1@asu.edu
  • Heather Flynn is majoring in Applied Computing at ASU. She plans to pursue a career in the computer science industry. Her interests include computer programming, app development and data science.
  • Ahsif Safdar
  • aqsafdar@asu.edu
  • Ahsif Safdar is an Applied Computing major at ASU. He is interested in data science, machine learning and robotics. He plans to pursue a career in software development.
  • Aaron Hum
  • ahum1@asu.edu
  • Aaron is a student at ASU pursuing a degree in Computational Forensics, and a minor in History. He is interested in graduate school and plans to have a career in cybersecurity, computer science, and/or computer forensics.

Previous Participants

  • Michael Barden
  • mlbarden@asu.edu
  • Michael Barden is an Applied Computing major at ASU minoring in Communication. His interests are in cyber security, artificial intelligence and optimization. He plans on pursing a masters and a career in Software Engineering.
  • Atharv Agrawal
  • aagraw53@asu.edu
  • Atharv is a student at ASU pursuing a degree in Computer Science (Honors) with a minor in Business. He plans to pursue a career in app development and/or software development. He is interested in robotics, machine learning, ethical hacking, and cybersecurity.
  • Jarom Montgomery
  • jmmontgo@asu.edu
  • Jarom Montgomery is a student at ASU studying Applied Computing. He is pursuing a career in cybersecurity. He enjoys playing video games.
  • Benjamin McLemore
  • brmclemo@asu.edu
  • Benjamin McLemore is a student of Applied Computing at ASU with passions for coding, linguistics, and language learning. He hopes to one day get a job working on the technology side of a language-learning company.
  • Alexis Loza
  • aloza9@asu.edu
  • Alexis Loza is a student at ASU pursuing a degree in Applied Computing. He wants to look for a career in databases or networking. Update: Alexis graduated in May 2020 and continued his work in the project during Summer 2020.
  • Ryan Kingsbury
  • rkingsb1@asu.edu
  • Ryan Kingsbury is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Computing from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU, with a minor in Psychology. His interests in the field include Databases and Cyber Security. Update: Ryan graduated in December 2019.
  • Siddharth Kothari
  • srkothar@asu.edu
  • Siddharth has a passion for technology and photography and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Applied Computing. He is also interested in building Voice User Interfaces like chat-bots and Alexa skills. In the future he plans on getting a masters in Technology Management. Update: Siddharth graduated in December 2019.
  • Isabel Hankes
  • ihankes@asu.edu
  • Isabel Hankes is an Applied Computing major at Arizona State University's West Campus. She previously studied at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Isabel hopes to pursue a career in computer science, while she currently works in web development. Isabel participated in this project in Fall 2019.
  • Austin Stark
  • amstark3@asu.edu
  • Austin is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Computing at ASU. Previously a Software Engineering student, he is planning to pursue a career in the software development industry. He has interests in artificial intelligence, cyber security, databases, networking, and video game development. Update: Austin graduated in December 2018.
  • Alaura Symons
  • asymons1@asu.edu
  • Alaura Symons is currently attending ASU for a degree in Applied Computing and thinking of graduate school or a career in databases or networking. Update: Alaura graduated in May 2018.
  • Tamara Juntiff
  • tjuntiff@asu.edu
  • Tamara Juntiff is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Computing at ASU. She is interested in obtaining a career in cyber security or networking. As well as contemplating on getting her masters in Computer Science in the future. Tamara participated in this project in Spring 2018.
  • Adan Melendez
  • amelend6@asu.edu
  • Adan, a native of Seattle, Washington, is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Computing at Arizona State University. He has interest in data science and wishes to get more experience in this area of computing. Adan participated in this project in Spring 2018.
  • Tom Schenk
  • Thomas.G.Schenk@asu.edu
  • Thomas Schenk hails from Ohio, but has lived in Arizona since 1999. After service in the Unites States Marine Corps and Arizona Army National Guard, Thomas attended Glendale Community College, earning an Associates in Arts before transferring to ASU to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Applied Computing. Update: Tom graduated in May 2018.
  • Anthony Van Nieuwenhuyse
  • avannie1@asu.edu
  • Anthony Van Nieuwenhuyse is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Computing from ASU. He started on the DBSnap project in January of 2016 and would like to create programs to entertain and ease people into the programming and computer field. Update: Anthony graduated in December 2017.
  • Adam Goldsmith
  • Adam.J.Goldsmith@asu.edu
  • Adam J. Goldsmith is currently pursuing a major in Applied Computing at ASU. He plans to continue his education at the graduate level in an interdisciplinary manner informed by thinking in computer science and the humanities. Update: Adam graduated in May 2016.
  • Jaime Chon
  • jchon@asu.edu
  • Jaime Chon is currently pursuing a degree in Applied Computing from ASU. With the goal of obtaining a Masters in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence. Update: Jaime graduated in May 2015.
  • Pedro Cavalcanti
  • pcavalca@asu.edu
  • Pedro Cavalcanti is a Brazilian student, pursuing a degree in Computer Science from UFRPE (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco), located in Recife in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil. He is a exchange student who completed two semesters in SBU (Stony Brook University - NY) and joined the DBSnap project during the the summer of 2015.
  • Michell Queiroz
  • mfelippe@asu.edu
  • Michell Queiroz is a Computer Science major at UFBA (Federal University of Bahia - Brazil). He is an exchange student who completed two semesters at SBU (Stony Brook University - NY) and during the summer of 2015 will complete his program at ASU with the DBSnap research project.

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