Our Team

Marwa Aidibi

Research Assistant

Marwa is a freshman majoring in computer science at the University of Michigan. She is interested in web development and design for the GRIP Lab.

Megha Bairwal

Jr. Web Developer

Megha is a senior at the University of Michigan double majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. At the GRIP Lab, she supports software development and research.

Amanda Brown

GRIP Lab Co-Director

Amanda is a research scientist at the University of Michigan that studies teachers’ instructional practices and innovative approaches for intervening in those practices through pd. She has a PhD in Mathematics Education and MA in Mathematics.

Jainisha Chavda

Research Associate

Jainisha holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Michigan State University. She is interested in studying education systems of the global south and has a diverse research portfolio including topics such as datafication and education, gender and youth issues, and school choice. She is supporting various project, data, and research management activities at the GRIP Lab.

Anthony Davis

Research Technician Intermediate

Anthony is completing his M.A. in Educational Studies at the Marsal School of Education. His research interests include systems and practices that empower equity in education.

Sophia Do

Research Assistant

Sophia is a freshman at the University of Michigan in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts majoring in Psychology. She primarily works in supporting research data collection and management.

Pat Herbst

GRIP Lab Director

Pat is a professor of Education and Mathematics at Michigan. He studies the knowledge and rationality involved in teaching mathematics and the use of digital technologies to represent and communicate professional knowledge.

Soobin Jeon

Research Assistant

Soobin is a Ph.D. student in mathematics education at the University of Michigan. She is interested in how we can support teachers to engage students in meaningful math learning and how we can use technology and innovation in the process.

Srikanth Lavu

Application Developer

Srikanth has an MS in Computer Science. His work mainly involves designing and developing Software Applications for the GRIP team which are used for research studies.

Adia Lee

Research Assisstant

Adia is a junior at the University of Michigan in the School of Information on the Information Analysis path. She is currently supporting the work of building guides and tutorials for the software (Anotemos and LessonDepict) and assisting with the data management.

Christine Qiu

Research Assistant

Christine is a freshman at the University of Michigan on the pre-med track. She is in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and interested in mathematics and its education. 

Saksham Sadh

Jr. Web Developer

Saksham is a junior at the University of Michigan in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and is majoring in Computer Science. In his role as a junior web developer he is supporting database and web application development.

Yiğit Savuran

Research Associate

Yiğit holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction. His research interests include corpus linguistics and discourse analysis studies as well as educational assessment and evaluation.

Rüya Savuran

Postdoctoral Researcher

Rüya holds a Ph.D. degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Türkiye. She has experience as a mathematics teacher research assistant and instructor at different universities. She is interested in exploring the foundations and development of mathematics teacher knowledge through teaching experiments designed for preservice mathematics teachers.

Edgar Zhang

Research Assistant

Edgar Zhang is a junior at University of Michigan, majoring in computer science. He is in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the GRIP Lab.

Past GRIP Team Members

Kayin Aaron · Wendy Rose Aaron · Carlos Acevedo · Enes Akbuga · Darrell Allen · Kuhoo Bairwal · Emanuele Bardelli · Robert Beckemeyer · Inese Berzina-Pitcher · Stephen Bizer · Heather Bleecker· Nicolas Boileau · Eszter Boldog · Noah Boudrie · Christopher Breznau · Scott Bridges · Chandler Brown · Tottionna Bushell · Jeong Lim Chae · Chia-Ling Chen · Vu Minh Chieu · Hannah Connell · Rachel Cortez · Stephanie Delgado · Amirali Denai · Justin Dimmel · Maranda Discenna · Ander Erickson · Erin Fedeson · Felice Gonzales · Gloriana Gonzáles · Michael Green · Umut Gursel · Susie Hagan · Kristi Hanby · Bruno Herbst · Carolyn Hetrick · Hui-Yu (Angela) Hsu · Natalyn Kapner · Inah Ko · Karl W. Kosko · Yungchi (Jack) Lin · Jorge Luna · Claudine Margolis · Manu Mehrotra · Takeshi Miyakawa · Joel Maidens · Talli Nachlieli · Rashmi Nair · Andre Quimper · Annick Rougee · Gil Schwarts · Eran Segal · Mollee Shultz · Travis Skindzier · Rachel Snider · Andrew Spiteri · Mindy Steffen · Irma Stevens · Natalie Suh · Micah Swartz · Michael Ion · Michael Weiss · Jack Zaloga · Alan Zhang · Jinzhi (Bella) Zhou