People

Stacey Kuznetsov is an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering, with a joint appointment at the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE). Her research examines low-cost tools and hands-on making for citizen science, community activism, and (DIY)biology
Piyum Fernando is a PhD student at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University. His work spans human computer interaction, computer vision, digital image processing and digital forensics. He is currently working on sensor-driven systems that scaffold amateur participation in biology.
Jennifer Weiler is a PhD student at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on the intersection between computer science, art history, and new media. At SANDS, her work examines the challenges and opportunities presented by extreme heat.
Assegid Kidane (Ozzy) is an engineer at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University. His work focuses on distributed sensing and rapid prototyping of digital technologies.

External collaborators

Elenore Long is an Associate Professor at the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Mary Hood is an Associate Professor at the School of Art at Arizona State University.
Carl DiSalvo is an Associate Professor in the Digital Media program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Past collaborators

Emily Ritter is an MFA student at the School of Art at Arizona State University. She develops new printmaking methods to initiate dialogue around ecological issues, with activist print traditions as inspiration. Within our group, Emily’s work experiments with new screenprinting materials and methods for tangible interaction.
Tina Santana is a senior-level PhD candidate in rhetoric, composition, and linguistics at the Department of English at ASU.  Her research examines community practices and scholarship, with a particular focus on knowledge and expertise transfer between practitioners. Within our group, Tina is leading a range of food science research efforts focusing on habitual sustainability and community literacy.
Matthew Pandelakis is studying Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology at Barrett Honors College. He is leading several DIYbio projects within our group and is our go-to biotech expert.
Yue Liu is a Ph.D. student in Media Arts and Sciences at the School of Art, Media and Engineering at Arizona State University. Her work focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, the interaction between art and technology. Her current project examines screenprinting as a technique for prototyping musical instruments and embedding interactive sound into soft materials.