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David Allen
David Allen received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics with Summa Cum Laude from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2007. In 2009 He received his Masters in Computers Science with a focus on Bioinformatics from The University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include bioinformatics, medical informatics and data mining, with a focus on the analysis of gene regulatory and cellular metabolic networks.
Ryan Burchfield
Ryan Burchfield received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with Magna Cum Laude and Departmental Honors from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2006. He continued his studies at UT Dallas to complete his M.S. degree in Computer Engineering. During this time he has remained active in research and as a leader in student organizations. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering with research in the Distributed Systems Lab at UT Dallas. His research focuses on biomedical applications of wireless sensor networks, fault-tolerant routing in wireless sensor networks and performance optimizations in SW/HW cross-layer radio interactions.
Eric Etheridge
Steven Kirtzic
Steven received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University, where he graduated in 2005 cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Following that, Steven received his Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he focused on Artificial Intelligence. Steven is currently pursuing his PhD in Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, again focusing on Artificial Intelligence and its various hardware and software applications, particularly as it applies to gaming and simulations. In addition to AI, Steven continues research in a variety of other areas, including 3D face runtime generation, augmented reality, and high-speed parallel processing with GPUs. Steven is a founding member of the UTD Game Development Group (GDG) and Public Relations Officer for the UTD Student Game Developers Association (SGDA).
Kyle Marple
Kyle Marple received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Cameron University in 2007. In 2009, he received his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. His research focuses on domain-specific languages.
Crystal Maung
Crystal Maung received her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Computer Science. Her research focus is on Computer Vision and Machine Learning related topics.
Kirk Roberts
Kirk Roberts received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 2005. After four years of working as a software engineer, he came to UT Dallas in 2009 to get his PhD in Computer Science, specializing in Natural Language Processing. His research focus, extraction of natural language semantics, aims to find meaning in what we write and represent it in a way a computer may understand. To do this, he draws on many diverse academic fields: machine learning, statistics, linguistics, and cognitive science.
John Tseng
John Tseng received his M.S. from the University of Texas at Dallas and is also currently a PhD student at UTD. His research interests include embedded systems, compiler optimization, virtual machines, and computer architecture.

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