Meet Our Mentors

The STEMBOPS mentors play an instrumental role in guiding STEMBOPS students. From professors with research in bio-imaging to professionals in the field of cybersecurity, STEMBOPS mentors come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Working alongside these mentors allows students to join the efforts of UNR labs or conduct their own experiments and ultimately use the knowledge and experience they gain to create online videos about their research.

Dr. David Feil-Seifer
Dr. Feil-Seifer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His research lies in the field of socially assistive robotics.

Dr. Sage Hibel
Dr. Hiibel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and part of the research faculty in the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences.

Dr. Richard Kelly
Dr. Kelley is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Chief Engineer at the Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center.

Dr. Hung La
Dr. La is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the director of the Advanced Robotics and Automation Lab at UNR.

Dr. Eric Marchand
Dr. Marchand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also among the research faculty at the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences.

Dr. Monica Nicolescu
Dr. Nicolescu is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the UNR Robotics Research Lab. Her research is in human-robot interaction.

Dr. Sujata Pandit
Dr. Pandit is a Research Faculty Scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Her research focuses on dengue fever and Melioidosis point-of-care tests.

Dr. Bahram Parvin
Dr. Parvin is a Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering and leads the Imaging and Bioinformatics Lab at UNR.

Dr. Shamik Sengupta
Dr. Sengupta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His research spans multiple topics in wireless networking and mobile computing, network economics, and cybersecurity.

Mr. Jeff Springer
Mr. Springer is Chief Information Security Officer in the Office of Information Technology, overseeing the protection of the university's digital data and system.

Dr. Ravi Subramanian
Dr. Subramanian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and also among the Biomedical Engineering faculty in the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering. His research focus lies broadly in alternative energy.