UPE Delta chapter of Illinois


Jonathan F. Gemmell, PhD
Chapter Advisor
Jonathan F. Gemmell, UPE Faculty Advisor

Jonathan F. Gemmell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at DePaul Uni-versity. He holds a BA in Classics, an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Sci-ence. His research focuses on the social web, data analysis and artificial intelligence. He is a faculty member at the Web Intelligence Laboratory. He has published dozens of articles in international peer-reviewed conferences and journals. His previous business experience in-cludes trading foreign currency derivatives on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and managing a trading and investment group.

Daniela Raicu, PhD

Chapter Co-Advisor
Daniela Raicu, UPE Faculty Advisor

Daniela Stan Raicu is an Assistant Professor of School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems at DePaul University in Chicago. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from University of Bucharest, Romania in 1993, M.A. in Computer Science from Wayne State University, Michigan in 1999 and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oakland University, Michigan in 2002. Her research interests include medical imaging, multimedia indexing and retrieval, pattern recognition, data mining and knowledge discovery. Daniela has published numerous papers in her research areas and is actively involved in organizing different conferences and workshops in Multimedia Retrieval. She is a member of ACM, IEEE and SPIE. She has also worked with industry including Young & Rubicam, Accenture Technology Labs and Ford Motor Company.

Miguel Carrazza
Miguel Carrazza, UPE Technical Committee Chair My name is Miguel Carrazza. I am a junior studying Computer Science. This is my first year in UPE and I serve as the President. I am originally from Chacao, Venezuela but I grew up in New Jersey. Outside of school I enjoy reading and playing video games.

Yiyang Wang
Vice President


Yiyang is currently a student in the Master of Computer Science Program at DePaul. At the same time, he is a research assistant in Medical Informatics Laboratory. He holds a BA and MS in Finance. His interests are mainly in data analysis, database programming and quantitative finance.  In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, reading and he is a new fan of Chicago Cubs.

Daniel Helfand
Secretary and Events & Advertising Chair

Daniel is currently pursuing an MS in computer science with a concentration in data science. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Daniel earned his bachelorís degree from The Ohio State University. Danielís interests include data warehouse technology, data mining algorithms, and the ethics of data mining. In his free time, Daniel enjoys running, movies, and volunteer work.  

Sriram Yarlagadda 
Technical Chair

Sriram is a graduate student in the Predictive Analytics program. In addition, he also performs research in the Medical Informatics Lab. As the technical chair, he is responsible for maintaining and updating the UPE website and the database. In his free time, he enjoy watching movies and travelling.

Linda Wing
Alumni Representative


Linda Wing is the Vice President of Market Research and Analytics for Avenue M Group, a full-service marketing and consulting agency. Linda holds an M.S. in Predictive Analytics (with Distinction) from DePaul University and a B.S. in Business-Marketing with a Mathematical Sciences minor, Cum Laude, from Northern Illinois University. She has Certificates in Marketing Research and Advanced Marketing Research Techniques from DePaul Universityís Kellstadt Marketing Center.