Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga is an Assistant Professor housed in Applied Science and Technology department at the University of West Florida. Her research interests include applied computing with specific emphasis on technology in education and training, serious games, and simulations. She has designed several simulations and games that have been used in k-16 curricula and published in International journals.
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Alex Whiteside is a Computer Engineering student at the University of Florida in Gainesville. His technical background and interests range from low-level hardware-software interaction to high-level interface design and presentation. He has worked as a freelance programmer, a developer at the U.S. Air Force, and as a Technical Analyst at American Express Technologies. He is deeply rooted in robotics and education through which he taught middle school robotics for 4 years.
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Dr. Chandra Prayaga is associate professor and Chair of the Physics Department, UWF. He regularly teaches Mathematical Methods of Physics, Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics and statistical Mechanics at the undergraduate level. His research interests include Liquid Crystals, Laser Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Optics, and the Design of Computer simulations for Physics, Math and Computer Science Education.
Dr. Aaron Wade is a visiting assistant professor in the Physics Department, UWF. He received his Ph.D. in Physics at Florida State University and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. His research interests include STEM Education, Optical Microscopy, Optoelectronics, and Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy.
Dr. Niranjan Suri is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Niranjan’s current research activity is focused on the notion of Agile Computing – which supports the opportunistic discovery and exploitation of resources in highly dynamic networked environments. Niranjan’s other research interests include distributed systems, networking, communications protocols, virtual machines, energy-aware computing, and software agents. In the past, he has worked on several other projects at IHMC, including CmapTools, Tactile Interfaces, and Oz. He has been a principal investigator of numerous research projects sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Ravi holds an MBA degree, has twenty plus years of experience in Project Management, Operations, Delivery, Maintenance and Compliance issues related to information technology.
Mr. Travis Satiritz is a Chemical Engineering student at the University of Florida. He is certified in Adobe Photoshop and his skills vary from basic photo-manipulation to digital and website design. Mr. Satiritz is responsible for creating digital media for Rile and maintains the RILE website, Facebook page, and Twitter account.
Kevin M. Van Landingham was born in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México on November 19, 1990. He is a graduating senior, class of 2014, at the University of West Florida with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in circuits and systems. His interests include unmanned and embedded systems, circuits, and controls.