People

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A portrait photograph of Dr. Keith Edwards.

Keith Edwards

hedwards@hawaii.edu

Dr. Edwards is a Professor of the Computer Science Department at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo. He earned his PhD from the University of Western Ontario. He enjoys researching performance measurement methodologies for distributed systems, applied areas of software engineering, and implementation issues for management information systems.

A portrait photograph of Dr. John Burns.

John Burns

johnhr@hawaii.edu

Dr. Burns is an Assistant Professor of the Marine Science department and Data Science faculty. He received his PhD in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. John is the director of the Multiscale Environmental Graphical Analysis (MEGA) Lab, an organization focused on applying digital imaging techniques to analysis of coral ecology.

A portrait photograph of Dr. Ryan Perroy.

Ryan Perroy

rperroy@hawaii.edu

Dr. Perroy is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Geography Department at UH Hilo. He earned his PhD in Physical Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also Director of the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Labs (SDAV), and specializes in exploring land degradation and recovery processes, such as erosion and invasive species, using sUAS and remote sensing, X-ray fluorescence, and traditional field methods.

A portrait photograph of Jon Goebel.

Jon Goebel

goebelj@hawaii.edu

Mr. Goebel is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at UH Hilo. He received his MFA in Printmaking from Texas Tech University. He is a master printer and the director of University of Hawai'i at Hilo's printmaking program, has an intriguing and beautiful intaglio print featured in PRINTWORK 2014, a prestigious annual national juried art exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA.

A portrait photograph of Kevin Diminyatz.

Kevin Diminyatz

diminyat@hawaii.edu

Mr. Diminyatz is a faculty member of the Art Department. He received his MFA in Painting from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Along with Data Visualization, and digital photography, in 2012 Kevin created a new technology driven art course for the Art Department called "Digital Video and Installation" His art work is in the Hawaii State Art Museum collection, several private collections, and is a recipient of the Catherine Morgan Trefethen award for art.

A portrait photograph of Francis Cristobal.

Francis Cristobal

frcristo@hawaii.edu

Mr. Cristobal is a Junior Specialist of the Computer Science Department and the Technical Lead of the Academy for Creative Media initiative at UH Hilo. He received his Master's degree in Management Information Systems with a specialization in Information Technology from Metropolitan State University. Francis' research focus is in scientific and data visualization. He also leads the CyberCANOE initiative on the Big Island.

A portrait photograph of Michael Dodge.

Michael Dodge

mdodge@hawaii.edu

Mr. Dodge is an undergraduate engineering student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He works as a Student Assistant for UH System Cyberinfrastructure, with a recent focus on automating data collection workflows though function-as-a-service infrastructure. Michael also served as lead programmer on the Hawai'i Coral Reef VR Project, which was awarded Best Visualization Showcase in 2020's Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference.

A portrait photograph of Jared McLean.

Jared McLean

mcleanj@hawaii.edu

Mr. McLean is a Research Software Engineer for UH System Cyberinfrastructure. He received his M.S. in computer science from UH Manoa. He specializes in data visualization and creating web-based tools for increasing data accessibility. Jared was awarded the 2019 Young Professional of the Year award by the Science Gateways Community Institute, for his work on the 'Ike Wai Hawai'i Groundwater Recharge Tool.

A portrait photograph of Joseph Sanchez.

Joseph Sanchez

josephs7@hawaii.edu

Mr. Sanchez is the Director of the Edwin H. Mookini Library at UH Hilo. He is also the lead of the Academy for Creative Media initiative at UH Hilo. He received his master of library and information science from San Jose State University. Joseph's research focus is in instructional design and multimedia content production. A motivational speaker for at-risk youth, he has been deeply involved in K-12 education as both a teacher and a librarian.

A portrait photograph of Dr. Jason Leigh.

Jason Leigh

leighj@hawaii.edu

Dr. Leigh is the Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualizations and Applications (LAVA) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Chicago. His research interests are in Big data visualization, virtual reality, high performance networking, video game design. Jason is the inventor of the CyberCANOE system and SAGE.

A portrait photograph of Dr. Chris Lee.

Chris Lee

cpl@hawaii.edu

Mr. Lee is the Founder and Director of the Academy for Creative Media System at the University of Hawai'i. Mr. Lee has guided the ACM System since 2002, designing the concept of a system-wide initiative and raising both public and private capital to establish new programs where needed and enhance existing creative media resources at all ten campuses of UH. Mr. Lee graduated from 'Iolani High School and Yale University with a degree in Political Science.
Mr. Lee was previously President of Production for both TriStar Pictures and Columbia Pictures where he oversaw such Academy Award-winning films as Jerry Maguire, Philadelphia, and As Good As It Gets.