Our Team 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The program is member of AMIA’s Academic Forum and listed in the Top 25 Master’s in Healthcare Informatics Degrees ranked by mba-healthcare-management.com. His current research fields are classification and data mining in biomedical and bioinformatics applications with focus on integrated decision-support systems and their effective implementation; another focus is on microarray and NGS data analysis and temporal data mining in biomedical informatics, with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Tusch earned a MS in Computer Science from the University and a PhD in Medical Informatics from the Medical School in Hannover, Germany. He received formative training with Ted Shortliffe, MD, PhD, at Stanford University. He held leading positions in the healthcare industry and academic positions in informatics, computer science and abdominal and transplantation surgery. Students 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 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 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.