Jorjeta Jetcheva is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering. Her current areas of research focus are artificial intelligence, natural language processing and knowledge management. She also leads initiatives to empower women and underrepresented students in STEM. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in computer science and mathematics from Mount Holyoke College and a doctoral degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ahmed Banafa is a lecturer in general engineering at the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. He has extensive experience in research, operations, and management, with a focus on the Internet of things, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. He was named as No.1 tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016 and featured in Forbes, IEEE and MIT Technology Review. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from King Abdulaziz University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. He’s working on a doctoral degree from Lehigh University in signal processing and a post-graduate degree in cybersecurity techniques from Harvard University. He also holds a certificate in business management from Carbon County College.