Dr. Black earned his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007. His research focus is microprocessor design that he uses as he develops software for teaching computer hardware and operating systems to undergraduate students. His hobbies include collecting and restoring vintage computers and electronics as well as writing computer emulators and Android games. He also raises Nigerian Dwarf goats.
Joe Matta is a graduate student at BSU pursuing a masters degree in computer science. He has a widely varied background and experience. After earning a BS in chemistry in 2013 from BSU, he worked in sales for several years and then opened an Upholstery business, which is still operating today. He hopes to work in video game development after graduating.