Participant Profile

There were 27 participants in the workshop, with non-local participants selected from a body of 62 applications. A distribution of education is provided in Table 1 and of affiliation in Table 2, while Table 3 lists participant names, organizations, and reported current level of education.

Education      Number
Doctorate/Faculty 8
Postdoctoral Associate 1
Graduate Student 18
Total 27

Table 1: Breakdown of Participants and their current educational standing.
Location Number
Academic 26
Industrial 1

Table 2: Distribution of types of participant work locations.


Name Organization Position
Zeynep Erge Akbas Bogazici University Graduate student
Emily Benner Duquesne University Graduate student
Thomas A. Deaton North Carolina State University Graduate student
Jinxia N. Deng Zoetis Inc. Industrial
Qingyang Ding University of Pittsburgh Graduate student
Thomas Dodson University of Pennsylvania Graduate student
Chao E Beijing Computational Science Research Center Graduate student
Diego Escalante University of Minnesota Graduate student
Guillermo I. Guerrero Garcia Northwestern University Center research staff
Christopher J. Guerriero University of Pittsburgh Faculty
Yue-Qiao Huang Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty
Karan Kapoor University of Tennessee/ORNL Graduate student
Evangelia Kotsikorou University of Texas - Pan American Faculty
Ting Liu Carnegie Mellon Graduate student
Travis Mackoy Duquesne University Graduate student
Kristina Prachanronarong University of Massachusetts Medical School Graduate student
Sepideh Razavi City College of New York Graduate student
Melissa M Romanus Rutgers University Graduate student
Pradeep K. Shukla Georgia Institute of Technololy Postdoctorate
Gregory R. Smith Carnegie Mellon University Graduate student
Stephanie Valleau Harvard University Graduate student
Carmen M. Wright Jackson State University Faculty
Bing Xie Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate student
Wu Xu University of Louisiana at Lafayette Faculty
Mingzhen Zhang University of Akron Graduate student
Zheng Zhang Loyola University at Chicago Graduate student
Haian Zheng Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Faculty

Table 3: Participant Names, Organizations, and Education