Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Administration at the University of West Florida. She has an interdisciplinary background with a master's in philosophy, a master's in business administration, a master's in software engineering, and a doctoral degree in instructional technology. She has been a recipient of several local and national grants. She is currently working on designing a robotics platform for education that online students can access using the Internet.
Jeffrey Hawthorne earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary information technology with a specialization in digital media and a master's degree in software engineering at the University of West Florida. He currently works at Global Business Solutions as an open-source developer.
Alex Whiteside is a computer engineering student at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has worked as a programmer for numerous agencies, including the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and American Express. He currently serves as the chief technology officer at RILE, Inc.