Wayne Chang is a Lecturer in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He also serves as the course coordinator for introductory engineering mechanics courses in the Grainger College of Engineering.
Matthew West is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Illinois he was on the faculties of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University and the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Davis. Prof. West holds a Ph.D. in Control and Dynamical Systems from the California Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the University of Western Australia. His research is in the field of scientific computing and numerical analysis, where he works on computational algorithms for simulating complex stochastic systems such as atmospheric aerosols and feedback control. Prof. West is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and is a University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher-Scholar and College of Engineering Education Innovation Fellow.
Craig Zilles is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on computer science education and computer architecture. His research has been recognized by two best paper awards from ASPLOS (2010 and 2013) and by selection for inclusion in the IEEE Micro Top Picks from the 2007 Computer Architecture Conferences. He received the IEEE Education Society's Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award (2010), campus-wide Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2018) and Illinois Student Senate Teaching Excellence (2013) awards, the NSF CAREER award, and the Univerisity of Illinois College of Engineering's Rose Award and Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence. He also developed the first algorithm that allowed rendering arbitrary three-dimensional polygonal shapes for haptic interfaces (force-feedback human-computer interfaces). He holds 6 patents.
Dave is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Engineering IT Shared Services. He helps instructors select and integrate technologies into their courses to enhance student learning and improve course administration.
Carleen Sacris manages the day-to-day operations for the Computer-Based Testing Facility (CBTF) including the hiring and training of all full-time, graduate, and undergraduate proctors. She sets lab policies, engages with faculty regarding academic integrity concerns, and assists students on scheduling and disability accommodations. Before joining the Grainger College of Engineering, she was a Special Education Area faculty member at the University of the Philippines. She moved to the US in 2006 and received her master's in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She thoroughly enjoys working with students and educators in all the different contexts she has found herself in throughout the years.
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