Monica Bugallo, Faculty Director
Monica Bugallo received her B.S., M.S, and Ph. D. degrees in computer science and engineering from University of A Coruña, Spain. She joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University in 2002 where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests are in the field of statistical signal processing, with emphasis on the theory of Monte Carlo methods and its application to different disciplines including biomedicine, sensor networks, and finance. She has been continuously funded by NSF and ONR, and has received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award for the project entitled Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for High Dimensional Systems. In addition, she has focused on STEM education and has initiated several successful programs (including the Stony Brook Engineering Camp and the Engineering Enterprise programs) with the purpose of engaging students at all academic stages (from middle and high school to graduate level) in the excitement of engineering and research, with particular focus on underrepresented groups. For this work, she has been a recipient of several grants from NSF and industry. She has authored and coauthored two book chapters and more than 150 journal papers and refereed conference articles. A senior member of the IEEE, Monica serves on several of its technical committees and is the current chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Education Committee.
Carrie-Ann Miller, Director of WISE
Carrie-Ann is a Licensed Social Worker with over twenty years of administrative experience. She is a double alumna of Stony Brook University and has served as the Director of WISE since 2004. As such she has increased the number of students and the breadth of the program. She created the Student Leadership Council which receives leadership training and has significant input into the program. She is the Co-Founder of the STEM Collaborative which uses a service learning pedagogy to introduce middle and high school students to STEM through mentorship and problem-based learning. She believes in empowering her students to grow into educated professionals who understand the importance of caring for others in their community. Working collaboratively is the keystone of all of her endeavors which is reflected in the many networks and community partners the WISE program has.
Doreen Aveni, WISE Honors Program Coordinator
Doreen holds a certificate in Academic Advising from Stony Brook's Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center. She is the recipient of the 2008 Campus Life Award for Most Outstanding Advisor. She earned a BA in English from Vassar College and attended NYU Film School. She has worked on campus since 2002 and has been with WISE since 2004. She is currently enrolled in the masters of higher education program at Stony Brook University.
Jacquelyn Gatta, Middle School and High School Coordinator
Jacquelyn received her Masters in Social Welfare with a specialization in Student Community Development in Higher Education from Stony Brook University in 2013. She has coordinated two WISE programs for middle and high school female students-STEM Tech and TechPREP. In addition to her work with WISE, she has facilitated STEM programs for Girls Inc. of Long Island. Jacquelyn earned her B.A. in Philosophy from Marist College in 2010.