Dr. Laura Boucheron, New Mexico State University

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Laura E. Boucheron received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, in 2001 and 2003, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2008. She has intern and graduate research experience at both Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory and postdoctoral and research faculty experience in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Mexico State University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Klipsch School. Her teaching interests include signals & systems, digital signal processing, digital image processing, and pattern recognition and machine learning. Her research interests include image analysis, feature extraction, pattern recognition and machine learning, temporal image analysis, interdisciplinary research, solar image analysis, and biomedical image analysis.


Dr. Heather Jones, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

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Heather supports the USDA learning community as the Training Coordinator in the SCINet Program Office. Her B.S. is in Biology and her Ed.D. is in Education. Her research background is online collaboration.

Dr. Brian Stucky, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

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Brian is a Computational Biologist in the SCINet Program office, supporting ARS researchers in using artificial intelligence and other data science techniques. His B.S is in computer science and Ph.D. is in ecology and evolutionary biology. His professional interests are in using tools and techniques from artificial intelligence, data science, statistics, and software engineering to help advance biological and agricultural research.

Dr. Jennifer Chang, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA

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Jennifer Chang is a SCINet postdoc at the Genome Informatics Facility in Ames, IA. Her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees are in Computer Science and Bioinformatics and her research background is systems biology, influenza A viruses, and workflow languages.

Dr. Siva Chudalayandi, GIF-VRSC, Ames, IA

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Siva Chudalayandi is a Research Scientist at the Genome Informatics Facility in Ames, IA. He has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and he works as a bioinformatics liaison for the USDA community at large where he contributes tutorials, facilitates online discussions, and performs data-driven discovery.

Dr. Kerrie Geil, USDA-ARS, Las Cruces, NM

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Kerrie is an ARS SCINet postdoc in the research group of Dr. Deb Peters in Las Cruces, NM. Her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are in Atmospheric Sciences and her research background is in climate modeling.