Johné M. Parker is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. She received her BME, MSME and Ph.D. degrees from the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and has six years industrial experience with Shell Oil Company and Mobil Chemical Company. Dr. Parker has received both federal and industrially-sponsored funding, including an NSF CAREER award in 2000; her research interests include systems and controls, manufacturing and machine vision. She is also very interested, and actively engaged, in engineering education research, particularly as it relates to hybrid learning and the use of computers in education.
Dr. Stephen Canfield is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Technological University. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech in the field of parallel architecture robotics. His research interests include robot kinematics and dynamics, topological optimization of compliant manipulators, in-space mechanisms and engineering education.
Sheikh Ghafoor is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tennessee Technological University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Mississippi State University. His primary research includes parallel, distributed computing, and high performance computing. His current research is in autonomic resource management for high performance computing environment, programming model for parallel adaptive applications, and fault tolerant computing. Dr. Ghafoor is also very interested, and actively engaged in research in the area of computer science and engineering education. Dr. Ghafoor has been principal investigators and investigator on grants from NSF and DOE.
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