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Past EdCenter Team Members

 

Staff
Jeff Sale

Jeff Sale is staff scientist with the EdCenter. Jeff brings a background in physics, biology, informatics, and human-computer interface design to the team. He has published and presented work in such diverse areas as visualization of electrophyisological data, virtual reality technologies applied to neurorehabilitation, distributed medical intelligence, and instructional design of CD-ROM video-based case studies in math and science education.

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Melody Hoolihan

Melody Hoolihan is an alumna of SDSU, holding a BA in Fine Arts/Social Science and an elementary teaching credential. After several years in education, she joined the EdCenter staff in December 1998 as administrative support.

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Mikhail Burstein is a Computer Resource Specialist with the EdCenter. He is Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering and expert in database development. His projects included the Sociology Workbench and participation in Faculty Fellows program of the EdCenter.

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Ilya Zaslavsky was GIS staff scientist with the EdCenter at its inception in 1997 until 1999. He is a specialist in geographic information systems, computer modeling, urban and social geography. Ilya now works with the NPACI Data Intensive Computing Environment group at SDSC and created their NPACI DICE EOT web page. Some of his past and present projects include "Michigan GIS Institute" which he founded, a distance learning project with Western Michigan University ( GIS and Geodata handling courses), etc.

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Dolores Candelaria served as office manager during the first year of the EdCenter's establishment.
 
Student Interns

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Vahid Pazirandeh

Vahid Pazirandeh is a Computer Science undergraduate student at SDSU. He is a student programmer at the EdCenter and is working on a variety of programming and administrative tasks, including Oracle installation and configuration, implementation of applications servers on our Solaris server, including Cold Fusion, R-Server Statistics Server, Resin, Orion, and other Java servlet servers. Vahid is currently helping develop socket communication technology to establish a realtime interface between environmental sensor data and Oracle using Java and JDBC.

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Sara Whipple is a Computer Engineering undergraduate student at SDSU. She has already demonstrated considerable programming skills,ramping up the learning curve on java servlets interfacing to an Oracle database by creating our in-house Project Tracker. She has also developed the "Earthquake List", an XML-based list of recent large magnitude earthquakes designed to provide convenient access for California Seismic Safety Commissioners.

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Mark Alcaraz is a Computer Science undergraduate student at SDSU. He is a student programmer at the EdCenter and is currently working on Java 3D visualization of realtime environmental monitoring sensor data. Mark has also worked on Java/XML parsing for the Sociology WorkBench.

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Chip McMakin is a Computer Science undergraduate student at SDSU. He has a minor in physics and mathematics, and is a student programmer at the EdCenter. He is currently working on developing interactivity with Java 3D. Chip has also worked on the the Computational Science Resource Community, adding features such as password encryption to the interface.

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Hiroko Baba
Hiroko Baba was a Computer Science Graduate Student. She was a Student Programmer at the EdCenter, working on the NPACI Roadmap project and developing Sociology Work Bench Version 2.

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Ilya Zaslavsky
Chris Harper was a Computer Science undergraduate student at SDSU until his graduation in Spring 2001. He was a student programmer at the EdCenter working on a Web tracking project.

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Lindsay Stocks was a Computer Science undergraduate student at SDSU until she graduated in Spring 2001. She was a student programmer at Edcenter and worked on the Sociology WorkBench (SWB) ver2.0, XML, XSLT, NPACI Rocks Clusters Toolkit, OpenDX, among other things.

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Zarko Petrovic was a graduate student in Computer Science Department at SDSU. He worked on software development and graphic design to support curriculum in high performance computing. Works included the EdCenter brochure design, the CSO poster and web site updates.

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Jerry Su-Tsung Han was a Computer Science graduate student at SDSU until he graduated in Spring 2001.. He was a student programmer at Edcenter and worked on EOT-PACI/OCSK, the SWB, scientific visualization, among other things.

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Irene Chia-Feng Wang Irene was a graduate student in Computer Science Department at SDSU until she graduated in Spring 2001.. She was a student programmer at the EdCenter and worked on the SWB ver2.0.

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Kamil Saykali worked for the EdCenter as an undergraduate student until his graduation in Spring of 2000. Kamil was integral in the development of the SWB ver1.0 and the transition from ver1.0 to ver2.0.

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Zheng Li (Frank Lee)

Zheng Li (Frank Lee): is a graduate student in Computer Science Department.He joined Education center team on Oct20th, 1999. He works as a Webmaster at Edcenter.

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Jerry Y. Kuzminsky worked as an undergraduate student in Computer Science at SDSU until his graduation in Spring 2000. Interests included: Linux, Graphics programming, hiking and history. His main project was leading development of version 2.0 of the SWB in java.

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Tom Handal worked for the EdCenter as an undergraduate student until his graduation in Spring of 2000. Tom served as our NT Server administrator, was a programmer for the SWB ver1.0, and helped build the EdCenter web site.

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Ivan Bajic performed a wide range of programming tasks as a student at the EdCenter. He helped develop much of the SWB ver1.0 before graduating and going on to be a lecturer in the SDSU CS Dept.

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Nattha Flanagan served as perl programmer for the EdCenter until her graduation in Winter 1999.

CSEMS Scholars

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Wendy Yang is a Computer Science undergraduate student at SDSU, and a CSEMS scholar under the mentorship of Dr. Kris Stewart.

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Matt Melvin is a Computer Science undergraduate student at SDSU, and a CSEMS scholar under the mentorship of Dr. Kris Stewart.

 
 

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