Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Student, USF) 

Ryan Fogarty grew up in Bradenton, FL and attended Florida State University achieving a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1996. He continued at University of Florida to achieve an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering in 1998.

He worked in the sonar and radar industries for ~22 years, mostly writing C/C++ and Java software for embedded and Linux environments. He served 2 years as a senior principal engineer at Epsilon Systems based in Largo, FL helping to establish the sensor systems department and opening the Florida satellite of the San Diego, CA based company. Prior to that, he was employed for 12 years by L3 Adaptive Methods (a sonar company) and served as a senior principal engineer and the software lead for the signal processing division. And prior to that, he worked for NAVSEA in Newport, RI in the active sonar systems division, where he developed sonar software and experimental sonar imaging displays.

His wife Julie, an internal medicine physician in Largo, and he moved from Rhode Island back to Florida in 2006. His wife and he live in Saint Petersburg with their three kids. They enjoy being in the outdoors, biking and playing golf. He is a volunteer soccer coach at our local YMCA, which he has  done for almost 10 years, and also enjoy playing guitar, piano and drums and have been a musician (mostly playing drums) in his church band for over 12 years.

He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science and looks to continue researching and teaching in the future. He joined Dr. Dmitry Goldgof and Dr. Lawrence Hall's Radiomics group at USF Computer Science and Engineering Department in late 2020 and has recently been researching deep learning techniques for detection of COVID 19. 

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Student, USF) 

Shatha Abudalou received her electrical engineering B.Sc. degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 2006, the MBA degree from Al Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, in 2013. Currently, a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL, USA, since 2020, in the electrical engineering department.

 She works as a Research Assistant with the Secure & Intelligent Systems (SIS) Laboratory under Dr. Yasin Yilmaz, EE Department, USF, from 2020. Her research focuses on Machine Learning for Timeseries Anomaly Detection. She will expand her research to include building deep neural network models for MR/CT images segmentation and prediction.