India native Praveen Mittal was pleasantly surprised when "settling" into the computer science industry. Mittal's experience as a teacher, coach, and entrepreneur mixed with a love for learning keep his classes interesting and engaging for students. His interest in team agility and leadership fuels the emphasis on discussion within the courses.
With a background in mechanical engineering, Allan Tokuda has knowledge of the physical and digital side of a product. Tokuda is an MSSE alum himself and believes the program's allows a space for mutual learning between instructors and student. He encourages his classes to try and apply the concepts to real world situations, while being mindful of impact.
After 36 years of doing AI research and prototyping for 3M, John Kruse shares his interest in user experience in the classroom with articles and books, and by dissecting humans and their interactions with technology. He hopes students in his courses learn to consider different perspectives, listen, and aim to create the best experience for users.