ICC Staff


Timothy Havens

  • Director, Great Lakes Research Center
  • Director, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems
  • William and Gloria Jackson Professor

Associate Directors

  • Professor and Associate Chair, Applied Computing
  • Program Director, BS in Computer Network and System Administration
  • Affiliated Professor, Computational Science and Engineering

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer Network
  • Machine Learning
  • Computing Education
  • Associate Director, Research Development, Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Research Services

  • Pre-submission assistance for proposals (federal, state, foundation, and others)
  • Assisting with internal research processes (e.g., cost sharing, budget strategy, research administration)
  • Proposal development assistance: writing, editing, and assistance with submission logistics
  • Strategic planning for research development at individual faculty, collaborative efforts, and research institute levels
  • Project management for internal and external efforts; engaging and planning external collaborations in the academic, industry, and non-profit sectors
  • Development of non-technical proposal sections: broader impacts, education, management, and outreach plans
  • Development of internal- and external-facing research synopses, marketing materials, and outreach materials 


  • Research Scientist


  • Language model watermarking

  • Social impacts of artificial intelligence

  • Text segmentation

  • Image enhancement

  • Neural radiance fields

  • 3D Gaussian splatting

  • Efficient computer vision

  • Research Coordinator
  • MS Student, Integrated Geospatial Technology

Learning Interests

  • Natural Disaster Mapping
  • GIS-Informed Threat Mitigation
  • GIS Utilization in Social Sciences
  • Archaeological Site Analysis
  • Google Scholar

  • ResearchGate

Research Services

  • Pre-submission proposal assistance, including editing, writing, and submission compliance
  • Project Management
  • Event planning/outreach
  • Website/Social Media/Blog
  • Media and Promotion
Beth Techtmann

Beth Techtmann

  • Research Communications Coordinator
  • Great Lakes Research Center
  • Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Roles and Areas of Responsibility

  • Research Communications
  • Graphic Design Support
  • Marketing Materials
  • Content Development for Social Media
  • Pre-Award Proposal Development Support
  • Website Development

Student Workers

Hollis Aitkens

  • Research Development Support

Research services

Assisting with institute activities, events, and day-to-day operations.

Yogendra Kanchapu
"Nothing vast enters the world of mortals without a curse!!"

Yogendra Kanchapu

  • Technical Analyst


  • AI
  • ML
  • NLP
  • Data Visualization