Dr. Lori Pollock,
University of Delaware

Lori is an Associate Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research lab, HiperSpace (High Performance Computing Software Laboratory), involves graduate and undergraduate students alike working on numerous projects. Research areas include compilers, parallel computing, software engineering, and static program analysis. Aside from teaching and mentoring, Lori's involvement in the computer science community includes ACM SIGPLAN and SIGSOFT activities as well as participation in the CRA-W.

In addition to academic activities, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and three active children, gardening, listening to music, and just being outdoors.

Emily Gibson, The College of New Jersey

I am entering my senior year as a Computer Science major with a minor in Mathematics. Although I was eligible to graduate last spring after only three years, I decided to stay for my fourth year and pursue my research interests. In the fall I will be continuing my Information Retrieval research as well as starting a new project to study parallel genetic algorithms in the context of weather prediction. In addition, I am continuing the research I began this summer and studying Part II.

Aside from my schoolwork, I am actively involved on my campus. I am involved with the Field Hockey Club, President of UPE (the Computer Science Honor Society), and Vice President of Electronic Communication for Golden Key International Honour Society. In addition, I serve as Web Master for four different web sites.

However, my greatest hobby has always been music. My primary instrument is voice, and I have been taking lessons for over a year and a half. I also play the viola in the TCNJ Orchestra. I regularly perform with the TCNJ Chorale and I am one of the founding members of the Trentones, TCNJ's first secular a cappella group. I have also performed in the TCNJ Opera Gala as well as the Choir and Women's Ensemble.

Unofficially involved...

Dr. Amie Souter

Amie just received her PhD from the University of Delaware this spring and will be an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Drexel University in the fall. Over the summer, Amie was Katie's mentor and has been preparing for classes. In addition, she has aided my project and has been a substitute mentor for me when Lori was unavailable. Amie is the first DMP participant to come full circle in the student-mentor cycle.


Katie Heise

Katie will be entering her Junior year at Bucknell this fall. Katie is still undecided about whether or not grad school is for her, but she is now considering going for her Master's at least. Aside from working in the lab with her over the summer, Katie was also my roommate for the ten weeks we spent at the University of Delaware.