Greetings from HCI@UD Lab Members!

Lab Director

Dr. Roghayeh (Leila) Barmaki

Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Sciences, Data Science Institute, University of Delaware

Leila is interested in solving high-impact research problems related to healthcare education, using applied machine learning and human-centered computing. 

PhD and Postdoc

Dr.  Pinar Kullu

Dr. Pinar Kullu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Pinar is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher associated with AICoE. She is affiliated with the Department of Computer Engineering at Ankara University, Turkey. Her research interests include NoCs and machine learning applications.

Dr. Elham Bakhshipour

Dr. Elham Bakhshipour

Postdoctoral Researcher

Elham is an Occupational Therapist, and a PhD in biomechanics and movement sciences. She is also affiliated with the department of kinesiology and applied physiology at the UD.
Her research includes utilizing neuro-imaging techniques to discover subtle differences in motor and cognitive abilities in neuro-diversities, neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Her broader passion is: To enhance the quality of life of people with diverse cognitive and emotional needs using various modalities and techniques.

Jicheng Li, M.Sc

Jicheng Li, M.Sc

PhD Candidate

Jicheng Li is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. His research interests are deep learning, computer vision, and human behavior understanding.

Behdokht Kiafar

Behdokht Kiafar

PhD student

Behdokht is a second-year Ph.D. student. Her research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Quantitative Ethnography, and Machine Learning.

Shayla Sharmin, M.Sc

Shayla Sharmin, M.Sc

PhD Student

Shayla is a second-year Ph.D. student.  Her research interests include Human-computer Interaction, Human-robot interaction, educational data mining and Computer Vision.

Student Research Assistants

Lauren Baron

Lauren Baron

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lauren is an undergraduate honors student studying computer science at the University of Delaware. She is interested in virtual/augmented reality, cybersecurity, and human-computer interaction. She has accepted a Software Engineer position at Capital One starting in August.

Sydney Segear

Sydney Segear

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sydney is an undergraduate student studying computer science at the University of Delaware. Her main interests are human-computer interaction and the medical applications of computer science. She is also on the UD Club Figure Skating Team.

Eli Brignac

Eli Brignac

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Eli is a sophomore studying computer science at the University of Delaware. He has a concentration in Data Science with a minor in Mathematics. He’s broadly interested in machine learning, data analysis, and competitive programming. 

Ryan Bilash

Ryan Bilash

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ryan is an undergraduate student studying computer science at the University of Delaware. He is concentrating in Artificial Intelligence.

Rishabh Rajmal Jain

Rishabh Rajmal Jain

Graduate Research Assistant

Rishabh is an Graduate student studying computer science at the University of Delaware.

Gavin Caulfield

Gavin Caulfield

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Gavin is an undergraduate honors student at the University of Delaware studying Computer Science. He has a concentration in cybersecurity, along with a minor in dance. He is interested in VR/AR development, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.

Alumni

Dr. Kangsoo Kim

Dr. Kangsoo Kim

Research Scientist

Kangsoo is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, at the University of Calgary (UofC). Before joining the UofC, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the HCI Lab (University of Delaware) and the Synthetic Reality Lab (SREAL), Institute for Simulation and Training with an appointment in the College of Nursing (University of Central Florida). His research interests include pervasive XR (VR/AR/MR), virtual avatars and agents, social interaction in XR, and enhanced perception and cognition in XR. 

Dr. Zhang Guo

Dr. Zhang Guo

PhD

Zhang is a PhD graduate from the Department of computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware. Her research interests are deep learning, computer vision, and creating virtual/augmented reality applications.

Dr. Yan-Ming (Steve) Chiou

Dr. Yan-Ming (Steve) Chiou

PhD

Yan-Ming (Steve) is a PhD graduate from in the Department of computer and information sciences at the University of Delaware. His research interests are social mixed reality, and social robot for cyber-security education. He is now working as a research scientist. 

Kyle Wang, M.Sc

Kyle Wang, M.Sc

PhD Student

Kyle is a PhD student in the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Delaware who is interested in how virtual/augmented/mixed reality better shape the world in the healthcare industry. Kyle is currently working on building gamified VR applications to provide assessments of patients’ progress during virtual therapy.

Weitong (Lexi) Sun

Weitong (Lexi) Sun

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lexi was an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics and arts. She is interested in human-computer interaction, virtual/augmented reality, and digital art creation.

Qinqi (Kendra) Zhang

Qinqi (Kendra) Zhang

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Qinqi was an undergraduate student at the University of Delaware, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. She is now in graduate school pursuing a master’s degree in data science at Columbia University.

Vincent Beardsley

Vincent Beardsley

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Vincent was an undergraduate honors student at the University of Delaware, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in writing. His interests range over many areas of computer science, including algorithmic analysis, software engineering, operating systems, and many more. He is now a PhD candidate at Ohio State University. 

Sury Gupta

Sury Gupta

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sury was a graduate student in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. His research interests are augmented and virtual reality, computer vision, 360 photo/video analysis, and entrepreneurship. He now works as the VP of Engineering at Innovative Precision Health.

Alina Christenbury

Alina Christenbury

Graduate Research Assistant

Alina is a Master student in computer science at the University of Delaware who is interested in human-computer interaction, game development, and virtual/augmented reality. She now works as a technical game designer. 

Taylor Fields

Taylor Fields

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Taylor was an undergraduate student studying Computer Science at the University of Delaware. She is interested in UX/UI and Product Design and Research and Human-Computer Interaction. She also has a minor in Africana Studies and was on the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team. She now works as a web administrator. 

Matthew Bonham

Matthew Bonham

Graduate Research Assistant

Matt earned a Masters degree in Computer Science at the University of Delaware. He is interested in the intersection of human-computer interaction and natural language processing, specifically in the healthcare domain. He now works as a database analyst. 

Jinay Jain

Jinay Jain

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jinay is an undergraduate student studying computer science at the University of Delaware. His main interests include deep learning, augmented reality, and computer vision.

Dr. Vuthea Chheang

Dr. Vuthea Chheang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Vuthea was as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware. His research is focused on medical training with virtual reality, with specific focus on team collaboration.

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