Principal Investigator

Prof. Brian Skromme

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Brian J. Skromme is a Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), and served for seven years as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU while enrollments ranged up to 21,000 engineering students. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with high honors and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a Member of Technical Staff at Bellcore from 1985-1989. His current research interests include educational software development, conceptual learning in engineering education, and methods to promote success in diverse student populations using different instructional modalities. He has over 140 refereed publications in fields ranging from compound semiconductor materials and devices to engineering education. He has undertaken four NSF-sponsored research programs in engineering education, including his current Type II IUSE grant on step-based tutoring. The Circuit Tutor system developed under his leadership has been used by over 9000 students at 16 different colleges & universities by 67 distinct instructors teaching over 250 class sections, and has shown learning gains up to 1.21σ in comparison to paper or commercial homework systems.

Co-Principal Investigator

Prof. Srividya Bansal

Program Chair, Software Engineering
School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Srividya Bansal is an associate professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University. She currently serves as the Program Chair for Software Engineering programs. She joined ASU in Fall 2010. Prior to ASU, she was a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She also worked in the industry for five years as a software engineer at SAP Labs India and Tyler Technologies in Plano, Texas. Her primary research focuses on semantics-based approaches for Big Data Integration, Web service description, discovery and composition, and tools for outcome-based instruction design in STEM education. She designed and developed a Web service description language called USDL (Universal Service-Semantics Description Language). She was the principal investigator of NSF-sponsored research project called Instructional Module Development System (IMODS) and is a Co-PI on the current Type II IUSE grant on step-based tutoring. She has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Current Students

  • None

Past Students

  • Abhishek Gupta (M.S.)
  • Amal Joy (undergraduate)
  • Bhargav Korrapati (M.S.)
  • Benjamin Miller (undergraduate)
  • Bing Cheng (Ph.D.)
  • Brian McNamara (undergraduate)
  • Caleb Redshaw (undergraduate)
  • Charles David Whitlatch (M.S.)
  • Jiahao Cao (M.S.)
  • Jianan Yang (M.S.)
  • Kinghei Ma (undergraduate)
  • Krishan Sharma (M.S.)
  • Logan Seaburg (undergraduate)
  • Nandani Madhukar (M.S.)
  • Paul Rayes (undergraduate)
  • Priyadarshini Selvaraj (M.S.)
  • Qiao Wang (M.S.)
  • Rishabh Gupta (M.S.)
  • Shashwat Priyadarshi (M.S.)
  • Shatrughn Gupta (M.S.)
  • Tariq M Nasim (M.S.)
  • Theodore Thompson (M.S.)
  • Vaibhav Dish Venkatesh (M.S.)
  • Vignesh Seetharam (M.S.)
  • Xiang Gao (Ph.D.)
  • Xiaoxuan Wang (M.S.)
  • Zachary Lythgoe (undergraduate)