Research Mentors work with collaborators (faculties) and REU students and provide guidance on the visualization process for visualizing data. Research Mentors work with collaborators to establish milestones for each project. Milestones are revisited and reassessed during the course of the summer program to ensure the visualization needs of projects are being met.

Wole Oyekoya joined Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) as a Visualization Research Scientist in July 2015. He received his Ph.D. from University College London in 2007 for work on eye tracking for image search and retrieval. He has worked as Research Associate at the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group in University College London. Dr. Oyekoya’s duties include applying visualization techniques to assigned problems in knowledge domains such as life sciences, automotive engineering, and history/social sciences; educating and informing visualization experts regarding domain science applications; in collaboration with high performance computing, data science and GIS experts, developing and maintaining training materials; and working with faculty at partner institutions.

Jill Gemmill is an Associate Research Professor of Computer Science at Clemson University. Dr. Gemmill has continuously
mentored female students, colleagues and collaborators throughout her 30+ years as a computer professional; one third of those years were spent developing data analytics and three dimensional visualization in neuroscience research. Dr. Gemmill has published 33 articles and 2 technical books; is cited for technical contributions in 16 publications; has given 41 invited talks; and obtained more than $24 million dollars in federal research funding. Recent activities include organizing cyberinfrastructure awareness and education through partnerships and conferences co-hosted with South Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Nuyun Zhang is a Research Associate with Clemson Computing and Information Technology.