Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC)

Computing Education Center

The Computing Education Center promotes research and learning activities related to computing education, bringing together researchers and practitioners to foster collaborations and develop interventions that encourage adoption of computer technology across campus.

Director

Yu Cai

  • Professor, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Professor, Computational Science and Engineering
cai@mtu.edu
906-487-1471
Rekhi Hall 110

Center Members

Todd O. Arney

  • Senior Lecturer, Applied Computing
  • Faculty Advisor: Linux Users Group (LUG)
  • Faculty Co-Advisor: DevOps, Open Source Club, Epsilon Pi Tau - Honors Society (EPT)

Research Interests

  • Wireless security
  • Virtual computing
  • Cybersecurity

Teaching Interests

  • Linux administration
  • Ethics and technology
  • Microsoft administration
  • Wireless systems
  • Scripting
  • Infrastructure services
  • Cybersecurity

Briana Bettin

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • User experience
  • Human factors
  • Human-computer Interactions
  • Mental models
  • Information representation
  • Rural digital literacy
  • Education, engagement, and retention
  • Digital anthropology 

Laura E. Brown

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Director, Data Science Graduate Program

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains

Bo Chen

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Mobile Device Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Named Data Networking Security
  • Big Data Security
  • Blockchain

Nagesh Hatti

  • Professor of Practice, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kedmon N. Hungwe

  • Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Research Interests

  • Social contexts of development with a focus youth agency and development. 
  • Cognition & tools (encompassing communication technologies, work tools, & everyday tools)

Jean Mayo

  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Graduate Program Director, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Distributed Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Security
  • Computer Science Education

Aurenice M. Oliveira

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Vehicular Communications: inter-vehicle (VANETs, V2X) and intra-vehicle (CAN, Automotive Ethernet, LIN, FlexRay, MOST)
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Communication Networks and Systems
  • Wireless Communications
  • Network Security
  • Signal Processing

Nilufer Onder

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Chair, Computer Science
  • Undergraduate Program Director, Computer Science

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automated Planning and Scheduling
  • Computer Science Education
  • Student Persistence in STEM
Sarah (Yin Yin) Tan

Sarah (Yin Yin) Tan

  • Education Assessment Specialist, Pavlis Honors College
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive and Learning Science

Specialties

  • Education/Psychology assessment and interview methods

  •  Cognitive task analysis and user experience testing/evaluation 

  • Human performance, decision-making, and preference measuring & modeling 

  • Experiential Learning/Explainable AI 

  • Cultural differences

Leo Ureel

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Coordinator, College of Computing Learning Center

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Jeffrey Wall

  • Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business
  • Richard and Joyce Ten Haken Faculty Fellow in Business

Teaching Interests

  • Web programming
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Information Security
  • Database Design

Research Interests

  • Information security behavior
  • Individual deviance
  • Organizational deviance
  • Organizational controls
  • Small business/entrepreneurship

Charles Wallace

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital technology adoption for older adults and other digital newcomers
  • K-12 computing education
  • Undergraduate software engineering and computer science education
  • Communication in software development
  • Lightweight formal methods
  • Agile software development