Dr. Magesh Chandramouli

Principal Investigator

Dr. Magesh Chandramouli is an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology in Purdue University Northwest. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and lectures in various countries and universities around the world. Formerly a Frederick Andrews Fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, he completed his doctoral studies from the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. After completing his undergraduate studies from College of Engineering, Guindy (India), he completed Master of Engineering from the National University of Singapore and Master of Science from University of Calgary.

Dr. Ismail Fidan

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Fidan serves as a Professor of the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology at Tennessee Technological University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning, and STEM education. Dr. Fidan is a member and active participant of SME, ASEE, ABET, ASME, and IEEE. He is also the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology and International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.

Ms. Cheryl Welsch

Co-Principal Investigator

Ms. Welsch is currently a Lead Developer for Information Technology, Virtual Reality, and Business at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges adn a Technical Director of Mutual Fund Observer, LLC. She received AAS degree in Computer Information Systems/Business Administration from Sullivan County Community College, BBA degree in Business Administration from State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, and MBA degree in Information Technology Management from Western Governors University. Prior to her service with EICC, she served as an IT Director, Coordinator of Computer User Services, and Data Development Specialist at Sullivan County Community College. Her specialties include: Recognizing relationships, IT liason, end-user support, database management, and IT training.

Mr. Andrew Kemendo


Andrew Kemendo is CEO and Chairman of Pair Inc. a Computer Vision and Augmented Reality services company. He received his BS from The United States Air Force Academy, and studied defense impacts of Artificial Intelligence for his MS at the National Intelligence University. Prior to founding Pair, Andrew was an Air Force Intelligence Officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington D.C. Andrew is a recognized expert in Augmented Reality (AR) and Machine Learning (ML) and an in-demand speaker on technology and innovation, and speaks to professional organizations and universities worldwide. He is an adviser to the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Innovation Board, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Engineering College at Purdue University.