Kamal Ranaweera, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Kamal Ranaweera joined the Arts Resource Centre in February 2009 and has been the Team Lead since 2012. He has strong interest in software design and development and is experienced with a broad range of digital projects in Arts and Humanities.
Prior to joining ARC, Kamal was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Alberta. He holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Kamal is a Licensed Professional Engineer of Alberta.
Mark McKellar, B.Sc.
Mark obtained his B.Sc from the University of Alberta in 2009 and joined the ARC team December 2011. Since then his main focus has been web applications and data reconciliation. His current interests include computer graphics, illustration, painting, and game development.
Omar Rodriguez-Arenas, M.Sc.
Omar Rodriguez-Arenas holds an M.Sc. in Computing Science (University of Alberta 2010) and a B.Sc. degree in Computing Science (University of Sonora 2004). As part of his research at the University of Alberta’s Graphics Lab, Omar worked on simulations of Non-Newtonian fluids. His current research interests include real-time 3D graphics, humanities visualization, video game design, and physically-based animation.
Thomas Welz, M.Sc.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. – [Pablo Picasso]
Melania Ru’aini, B.Sc.
Melania Ru’aini (Bsc in Biology and Business Computing) join the ARC in August 1 2013. She has around 10 years programming experiences in both commercial and research institutions, using variety of languages such as C, C++, C#, Objective C, Java, Java Script, Perl, Python, SQL, Matlab, R, etc. She enjoy the challenge of programming, sightseeing and puzzle solving.
Michael Ward, BA, HC, MA, A+, N+
Born & raised in Saskatoon, I came to Edmonton in 1989 for (I thought) a few years to do an MA in Classics (ancient history). Somehow I’m still here and an IT professional. I still love history & archaeology, as well as art, astronomy, photography, playing guitar, and, more recently, making bread.
Clare Peters, AScT, CTS
Clare Peters joined the Arts Resource Centre in July of 2001 when it was the Learning Resource Centre and served the language learning programs within the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.
Clare received a Diploma in Electronic Technology from SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon, SK in 1989 and then was certified as a technologist (AScT) by the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians organization in 1991. In 2012 Clare was certified by infoComm International as a Certified Technical Specialist.
Clare has extensive experience and knowledge of the Audio Visual and IT industries and has experience that ranges from repair and maintenance to production to consultation and project management.
Grant Wang, B.Sc., M.A.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. [Thomas Alva Edison]
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. [Pablo Picasso]