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Computer Science for High School Teacher Workshop 2016 

Alex Borgida is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers. His research interests are in improved software development languages and techniques for  databases, knowledge bases and requirements engineering.  More information about Dr. Bordiga can be found here.

Alberto Carranza is a Computer Scientist for the FBI, Newark division.  He has a BS in Computer Science & Information Systems from Stockton University and has been working with the FBI for 6 years; 4 years with the Newark Division Cyber Task Force.  Previously, Mr. Carranza worked in the private sector with Spencer Gifts Stores and Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. He is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran and served with the U.S. Marines from 2000 to 2004.

David Cash is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers. His research interests are cryptography, information security, and theoretical computer science. More information about Professor Cash can be found here.

Daryl Detrick teaches Computer Science at Warren Hills Regional HS in Washington, NJ.  Daryl was instrumental in forming the Central NJ Chapter of CSTA and is currently serving as past-president of the chapter. He is also a the NJ representative for the CSTA Advocacy Cohort whose primary mission is to advocate for CS Education K-12 nationwide.

Ahmed Elgammal is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers. His research interests are Computer Vision, Visual Learning, Data Science, Digital Humanities, and Human motion analysis. The Washington Post writes about his work in “Why do we love Picasso? A ‘creativity algorithm’ explained.” More information about Professor Elgammal can be found here.

Tomasz Imielinski is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers. His interests are in data mining  and search technology. He has held multiple positions at Ask.com and has been one of the pioneers for mobile computing. Professor Imielinski was granted a number of patents in data mining, mobile computing, and internet technology. More information about Prof. Imielinski can be found here.

Allison Llewylen studied Computer Science and Information Assurance at Pace University, Westchester NY. Passionate about giving back to her community with her degree, Allison joined FBI as a Computer Scientist.  She works on highly collaborative investigative teams to thwart cyber attacks that include counterintelligence plots, fraud, bank robberies and more.  In her free time, she loves to cook and play video games.

Lars Sorensen is the head of Student Computing and a Senior instructional technologist for the Computer Science department at Rutgers University. He does research on Computer Science education topics and manages the CAVE, a collaborative lab he built for the department in 2010. He is currently working towards his PhD in Educational Psychology with a research focus on Computer Science education and epistemic cognition and gaming.

Ronald Menold,
FBI, Supervisory Special Agent is the Director, of the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory. Special Agent Menold has a BS in Computer Engineering and a BA in Chemistry from Virginia Tech. He also holds a MS in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College and is a  Doctoral Candidate in Business Administration with a specialty in Computer and Information Security at Northcentral University. Special Agent Menold has 29 years of Federal Government Experience and has been with the FBI for 21 years.

Matthew Stone is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University. Dr. Stone works on problems of meaning in human-human and human-computer conversation.  His papers on conversational agents have appeared in a range of conferences and journals, covering artificial intelligence, computer graphics, linguistics and cognitive science. His book with Ernie Lepore, Imagination and Convention: Distinguishing Grammar and Inference in Language, appeared with Oxford University Press in 2015.  More info about Professor Stone can be found here.

Fran Trees  is Director of Undergraduate Introductory Instruction in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers, co-chair of College Board’s Test Development Committee for AP CS Principles, a founding member of the Northern and Central NJ CSTA Chapters, Chapter Liaison on the CSTA Board of Directors, and a member of the Rutgers CS Outreach Group. Fran is actively involved with College Board’s AP® CS programs as a CS consultant and workshop leader. Her research interest is computer science education

Chinma Uche is a Mathematics and Computer Science (CS) teacher at the Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science (GHAMAS - a half-day magnet school) and at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering.  She was a Pilot II and Pilot III Instructor of the new CS Principles course, and she will be a Phase 2 Pilot instructor.  Chinma is also the President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CTCSTA), and a member of the Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) Leadership Cohort.  Chinma is committed to the mission of the CSTA which includes bringing Computational Thinking to all K-12 students.

If you have questions, please direct them to: ru.cs4hs@gmail.com

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