Board of Advisors

Name Affiliation  Education Biography
Brian Cloteaux Computer Scientist
Applied and Computational Mathematics Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
PhD, Computer Science
New Mexico State University, 2007
Brian Cloteaux is a researcher at NIST studying the characteristics of real world networks such as the Internet, biological and social networks. Brian investigates new methods for modeling and measuring these networks, and works on finding efficient algorithms (including randomized, approximation and parallel methods) for the combinatorial problems that arise from this research. Previously, he worked at ExxonMobil in both computing and research capacities.
Benjamin Currier Solutions Architect
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
MS, New Mexico State University, 2005 Ben Currier completed his BS at NMSU in 1999, worked for IBM Tivoli for several years before returning to NMSU for his MS. Since then he has worked for Sandia National Labs and HP Enterprise as an expert in large enterprise systems.
Ann Q. Gates Associate Vice President of Research
University of Texas at El Paso
PhD, Computer Science
New Mexico State University, 1994
Ann Gates has been on the faculty at UTEP since 1994, also serving as department head. Her research interests are in the area of software engineering, particularly software fault monitoring and software specification. She is active in CAHSI, the Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Rob Kelsey Scientist
Los Alamos National Laboratories
PhD, Computer Science
New Mexico State University, 1998
Rob Kelsey works on software design and development for LANL’s physical system simulations that use massively parallel high performance computing platforms. Rob is also involved in building a software simulation asset library that will support multiple LANL applications.
Patricia Lopez Platform Applications Engineer
Intel Corporation
PhD, Computer Science
New Mexico State University, 1989
Patty Lopez worked in the inkjet printing industry for many years as a specialist in the graphics software stack. She is currently at Intel where she works with customers to deliver architecture solutions for high end data centers and mission critical applications.
Melanie J. Martin Associate Professor
California State U., Stanislaus
PhD, Computer Science
New Mexico State University, 2005
Melanie Martin is an associate professor of computer science and program director for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation at CSU, Stanislaus. Her research interests include team communication and performance analysis, dialog modeling, natural language processing, information retrieval, machine learning, health informatics and student success.
Jesus Mireles Technical Architect
USAA Insurance
BS, Computer Science
New Mexico State University, 2002
Jesus Mireles heads the Service Oriented Architecture domain with responsibility for architecture governance, enterprise architecture, technology strategy and roadmaps for the entire enterprise.
Rob Sinclair Chief Accessibility Officer
Microsoft Corporation
MS, Computer Science
New Mexico State University, 1997
Rob Sinclair is responsible for the Microsoft’s global strategy to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to see, hear, and use their devices, software, and content. Sinclair manages the accessibility strategy within Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing division, which focuses on integrity and responsibility in business practices.
Miroslaw (Mirek) Truszczynksi Professor, Computer Science
University of Kentucky
PhD, Mathematics
Warsaw University of Technology, 1980
Miroslaw Truszczynski is a professor of computer science at the University of Kentucky. His research interests include knowledge representation, nonmonotonic reasoning, logic programming, and constraint satisfaction. Miroslaw is Editor-in-Chief of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming. In 2013, Truszczynski was elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement
of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).