Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

The Living Lab

Staff

Dr. Connie F. Justice, MIS, CISSP #111852
Clinical Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology
Director of IT Security Education and Experiential Learning
Director of the Living Lab

Office:  799 W. Michigan St., ET 301
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-278-3830
Email: cjustice@iupui.edu

Professor Vicky Smith
Associate Director of the Living Lab

Office:  799 W. Michigan St., ET 301
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Email: andervil@iupui.edu

Professor Nick Novotny
Systems Engineer

Office:  799 W. Michigan St., ET 301
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Email: nicnovot@iupui.edu

“The Living Lab taught me to speak up, because it is a collaborative environment in which anyone may ask a question and anyone may contribute an answer. Through the suggestion of an answer, another student may be reminded of similar experiences, and speak out, then another student may suggest, etc. Through this process everyone learns and works together to discover the answer and allows each student to grow and gain confidence because they’ve contributed constructively to the conversation.”

John Balaska
Systems Engineer

Office:  799 W. Michigan St., ET 301
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-274-8226
Email: jbalaska@iupui.edu

“The Living Lab keeps me challenged. Every semester we have several different projects. Helping students on so many different projects keeps my skills up to date. Students engage in a variety of projects from server OS, wireless, security, web development, database and more. It is a great experience for students wanting to get a feel for how real world projects operate in the IT industry.”

Joad Fattah
Undergraduate Assistant, Web and Database Development

Office:  799 W. Michigan St., ET 005
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Email: jfattah@iupui.edu

“The Living Lab has taught me how ‘real’ world businesses work in a more forgiving environment. Among other things, it’s been really helpful to learn how to handle simultaneously working on multiple projects.”