Our Team

Jonathan Engelsma, Ph.D.

Jonathan Engelsma, Ph.D.

Director

Jonathan Engelsma is the founding director of GVSU’s Applied Computing Institute (ACI).  ACI provides applied computing services and collaboration opportunities in cybersecurity, apps, data science, health informatics, high performance computing and beyond to industry partners  In addition to his leadership of ACI, Jonathan serves as a professor of computer science in the GVSU School of Computing and Information Systems, where he teaches courses in distributed systems, mobile computing, and web development.   Prior to joining the faculty at GVSU, Jonathan spent almost two decades working in the tech industry, and has numerous publications and patents in mobile computing related areas. Jonathan earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 1993.

 

Associated Faculty

Robert Adams, Ph.D.

Robert Adams, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Adams is a professor in the GVSU School of Computing and Information Systems, where he also serves as the program director of the Masters in Computer Information Systems graduate program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1999. His research focus includes the broad range of issues including computer science capstone pedagogy, and global software engineering. He is also interested in how computing can help other disciplines, being involved with projects in such diverse fields such as Latin and musicology.

Hans Dulimarta, Ph.D.

Hans Dulimarta, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Dulimarta is currently an associate professor at GVSU’s School of Computing and Information System.  His research interests are in computer graphics and mobile applications.  In recent years, Hans has served as a consultant on a number of industry-sponsored software development projects. He earned his PhD in Computer Science at Michigan State University, thanks to a scholarship provided by the Indonesian government. As a scholarship awardee, he was required to return and work for the Indonesian government after finishing his doctoral studies. After completing the employment requirement as a university professor in Indonesia, he decided to come back to return to USA and chose West Michigan as the home for his family.

 

Andrew Kalafut, Ph.D.

Andrew Kalafut, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Kalafut’s teaching and research focuses on networking and security.  He completed his Ph.D. in computer science at Indiana University in 2010, where he focused on cyberfraud detection through infrastructure analysis.

 

 

 

Jared Moore, Ph.D.

Jared Moore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Moore is currently an assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems.  His research interests are evolutionary robotics, genetic algorithms, and machine learning.  He teaches a variety of courses including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  Prior to joining GVSU, Jared received his PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University in 2015 where he was also a member of the NSF Sponsored BEACON Center for the study of evolution in action.  There he worked with interdisciplinary teams of engineers, biologists and computer scientists on robotic fish and the study of bipedal hopping.

 

Jerry Scripps, Ph.D.

Jerry Scripps, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Scripps is the director of GVSU’s Masters degree program in Data Science and Analytics.  He has been teaching programming and data science courses at the graduate and undergraduate level since 1989.  He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2009 and an MBA from Boston College in 1981.  Dr. Scripps also enjoys doing research in the area of network mining.  Until 2012, he developed and distributed software for small municipalities.

 

Guenter Tusch, Ph.D.

Guenter Tusch, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Tusch is a professor in the GVSU School of Computing and Information Systems, where he also serves as the chair of the Masters in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics graduate program.  His research focus has included the broad range of issues related to medical information systems, especially data mining and integrated decision-support systems and their effective implementation. His current research focuses is on classification and data mining in medical and bioinformatics applications.

 

Students

Nicolas Arias

Nicolas Arias

Graduate Assistant

Nicolas is a second year graduate student in the Masters of CIS program, and a full-stack developer within the Applied Computing Institute.

 

 

Nathan Hull

Nathan Hull

Graduate Assistant

Hailing from Midland, Michigan, Nathan first got a taste of computer science in an exceptional program at H. H. Dow High School. He began undergrad at Grand Valley as a dual-major, completing both the Computer Science B. Sc. and pre-med tracks. An excellent summer internship, guidance of several high-quality professors, and compelling 400-level courses in Grand Valley’s CIS department all played a role in his choice to lock in on a computer science career. He’s now working as a graduate assistant under Professor Engelsma with the Bee Informed Partnership, fortifying his education with a master’s degree, and expanding his knowledge in web development.

 

 

Santiago Quiroga

Santiago Quiroga

Undergraduate ACI Resident

Santiago Quiroga found his passion in computer science during his sophomore year at Grand Valley during an introductory programming course. A year later he was introduced to Nicolas Arias. Thanks to Nicolas’ mentorship, Santiago became a researcher for the Mobile Applications and Solutions Lab (MASL). He continues to work on mobile and web applications as ACI’s first undergraduate intern. Santiago aspires to work on developing non-medical applications for brain computer interfaces.