Graduate Student Researchers


Jin Cho

Jin is a PhD student in Computational Science: Computer Science. He earned his B.S. in Computer Science: Scientific Application and M.S. in Computer Science: Data Science at UTC. He joined the SCAL late Spring 2015, and his research topic is predictive data analysis, machine learning, deep learning, and statistics. Jin is currently working on projects in the areas of Transportation (CDoT & Waze), Energy (TVA & Smart meter), and Health (TDoH & CMS).

*Jin received the Sigma Xi Graduate Research Student Award in April 2017


Cristina del Real

Cristina del Real is studying a joint supervised PhD program between the University of Cádiz (Spain) and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (USA) in Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the deployment of people-centric approach in the design of smart cities. She is currently working on the analysis of stakeholders' expectations, needs and threats perceived on smart city projects in USA and Spain. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from the University of Seville in 2015, and her M.A. in Criminal Justice and Safety Studies from the University of Cádiz in 2016.

*Cristina received the Exceptional Achievements Awards for both her Bachelor's and M.A. Degrees.

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Katie Rouse

Katie Rouse received her undergraduate degree in Computer Science: Scientific Applications with a minor in Biology in August 2018. She is now a graduate student in UTC's M.S. in Computer Science: Data Science program. Katie spent her undergraduate time conducting research with Dr. Hong Qin in the Health & Biological Systems Lab and working for UTC Outdoors. If she's not in the office, you can find her hiking or climbing somewhere in Chattanooga.


Jose Stovall

Jose Stovall received his B.S. in Computer Science: Software Systems in May 2018 and is now perduing his M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is currently focusing on the connected vehicles and urban mobility project using machine learning and computer vision. In his personal time he enjoys web development, video game mod development (mostly in Java), and various creative works such as video and photo editing.



Pete Way

Pete Way received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in May2018 and is now pursuing his M.S in Computer Science at UTC. Currently, Pete is researching predictive data analysis in regards to emergency services.