Meet the project team: Two journalism fellows, three graduate students in MS&E and Computer Science, and a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering.

Dan Berenholtz

Education: Cornell University, Industrial/Labor Relations and Economics, 2009; M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, Concentration in Organizations, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Stanford University

Experience: Paralegal, U.S. Department of Treasury; Market research analyst, Awisco Corp.; Marketing team leader, Vitazest Water; Teacher/Tutor, Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions, Brown Academy and Boynton Middle School

Interests: Education, Tutoring, Group-buying, Loyalty rewards programs, QR codes

Alex Chia

Education: Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science, 2009; M.S. Computer Science, Stanford University

Experience: Researcher, Square Enix Inc.; Research Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University; Software Engineer Intern, Google Inc.

Interests: Interdisciplinary work, Interactive rendering, Realistic global illumination, Parallel computation

Venkat Dinavahi

Education: Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, 2010; M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Experience: Lead developer, MyMightyBiz; Freelance web developer; University of Maryland Hinman CEOs 2009 Innovator of the Year

Interests: Education, Tutoring, Web development technologies

Xianglai “Thomas” Kong

Education: M.S. Electrical Engineerng, Zhejiang Univ, China, 2004; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Experience: Web application team head, Verecom Inc.

Interests: Social networking, eCommerce, Mobile applications, Intelligent scripting

Evelyn Larrubia

Education: Journalism, University of South Florida; Knight Fellow, Stanford University

Experience: Reporter, El Nuevo Herald; Investigative reporter, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel and the Los Angeles Times; Associate Editor, Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal

Interests: Investigative reporting funding models

Wendy Norris

Education: Psychology, University of South Florida, 1986; Knight Fellow, Stanford University

Experience: Freelance investigative reporter; Editor, The Colorado Independent; Special Projects Director, Center for Independent Media; Nonprofit executive and development officer

Interests: Advocacy journalism, Persuasive technologies, Human-Computer interaction, Game mechanics

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