About Our Team

Professor Samir Khuller

Samir Khuller received his M.S and Ph.D from Cornell University in 1989 and 1990, respectively, under the supervision of Vijay Vazirani. He spent two years as a Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) at the University of Maryland, before joining the Computer Science Department in 1992, where he is currently Professor and Chair in the Department of Computer Science. He spent several summers at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and also visited the IBM Tokyo Research Lab for several weeks. From 2004 to 2008 he was the Associate Chair for Graduate Education. Currently he is hte Chair for the Undergraduate Department.

Deonna Hodges

Deonna Hodges is a combined B.S./M.S. student in Computer Science at the University of Maryland - College Park. She has previously received a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University, where she investigated how to encourage ecologically-friendly driving through user interface design, as well as issues related to online privacy. Her primary interests are databases and information processing, and she looks forward to exploring these areas in greater depth after graduation.

Elissa Redmiles

Elissa Redmiles is a Senior computer science major at the University of Maryland, College Park. In the past, Elissa's has worked for IBM in the build deployment automation area. She conducted automation development with internal IBM products, worked product documentation and integrated technical marketing approaches for Rational Build Forge and Rational Automation Framework. She enjoys teaching (as a Computer Science TA) and looks forward to working in the techincal field with a focus on client interaction when she graduates.

Asha Ramgolam

Asha Ramgolam is a Computer Science Major here at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also a member of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) and the Caribbean Student Assosiation (CSA). She enjoys working with technology and helping to further others interest in this field. She is also an intern at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD.

Naomi Wilcox

Naomi Wilcox is a Computer Science major at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently on the board of the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) which is an association at the university focused on furthering the increase in women in computer science and engineering. Her interests include web development, database design, and environmental science.