Name: Sergiu Dascalu, PhD. Organization: University of Nevada, Reno Profile: The instructor in charge of our Senior Project course (CS426).
Dr. Dascalu is the recipient of the 2005 Lemelson Award for Innovation and Invention in Teaching or Research.
He has been involved in software engineering for more than 20 years. The development of goSmart software has
received a great deal of support from Dr. Dascalu in terms of motivation and creativity. As a team, Dr. Dascalu
helped us build trust and energy in our team relationships.
Name: Fred Harris, PhD. Organization: University of Nevada, Reno Profile: Dr. Harris is the external mentor
for the goSmart software development. He is the 2005 recipient of the F. Donald Tibbitts University Distinguished
Teacher Award. Dr. Harris is the author of articles, books, chapters and award winning technical papers. Our senior
project has received a great deal of support from Dr. Harris, resources and technical support are provided by him
in additional to periodical meeting designated for the development guidance and counseling.
Name: Rasoul Baghal, PhD. Organization: International Game Technology, Reno, NV Profile: Rasoul Baghal started his career at IGT as a software engineer
in 1986 while doing his graduate studies at UNR in Computer Science. He has since been promoted to Supervisor, Manager
and Director of Systems Engineering Support for IGT. His responsibilities include designing and managing all IGT's Wide
Area Progressive Systems (ex. Megabucks), Central Determination Systems and Server Based Gaming telecommunication networks
around the globe. His group is also responsible for 24x7 engineering hotline support of all hardware and software trouble
calls from around the world for all IGT systems.