We are a multi-disciplinary group, with our primary site at Colorado State University and with a still active site at Florida International University. We have included a diverse background of knowledge and origins. While CS-centric, former students have included majors, such as Statistics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychology, Engineering, and Architecture, among others. We have had members from multiple places, including USA, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, China, Brazil, and Venezuela, among others.

Faculty

Francisco R. Ortega

Assistant Professor at Colorado State University
Current Director of NUI labs

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Faculty Collaborators

Bruce A. Draper

Professor

Colorado State University
Computer Vision, Activity Recognition, Face Recognition, Event Detection, Biologically-inspired Vision
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Ross Beveridge

Professor Emeritus

Colorado State University
Computer Vision, Model Matching, Sensor Fusion, Visual Feature Extraction, Local Search Optimization
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Nathaniel Blanchard

Assistant Professor

Colorado State University
Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Multimodal Machine Learning
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Chris Wickens

Affiliate Professor
Colorado State University
Applied cognition, attention, decision making, human factors

Nikhil Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor

Colorado State University
Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Embodied Cognition, Machine Learning
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Benjamin A. Clegg

Professor

Colorado State University
Training and Skill Acquisition, Automation and Performance, Applied Cognitive Psychology
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Cap Smith

Professor Emeritus

Colorado State University

Current NUILab Assistants

DARPA PostDoc Fellow

Adam Williams

DARPA PostDoc Fellow
adam.sinclair.williams@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Ph.D. Students

Aditya Raikwar

Graduate Research Assistant
aditya.raikwar@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Zahra (Faezeh) Borhani

Graduate Research Assistant

Zahra.Borhani@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Xiaoyan Zhou

Graduate Research Assistant

Xiaoyan.Zhou@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Richard Rodriguez

Graduate Research Assistant
richir@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Jacinda Li

Graduate Research Assistant

ljq915@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Lucas Plabst

Graduate Research Assistant

lucas.plabst@uni-wuerzburg.de
University of Würzburg

Brendan Kelley

Graduate Research Assistant

Brendan.Kelley@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Master Students

Dan Rehberg

Graduate Research Assistant

dan.rehberg@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Ethan Holen

Graduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Domenick Mifsud

Graduate Research Assistant
dmifsud@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Bachelor Students

Rachel Masters

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Webmaster

ramast1@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Jalynn Blu Nicoly

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Devin Dumonceau

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Andrew Lyon

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University
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Ryan Blocker

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Crispin Haro

Undergraduate Research Assistant

crish@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Former Research Students at CSU

Ph.D. Students

Adam Williams

Graduate Research Assistant

adam.sinclair.williams@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Master Students

Adam Williams

Graduate Research Assistant

adam.sinclair.williams@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Aditya Raikwar

Graduate Research Assistant

aditya.raikwar@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Zarah “Faeze” Borhani

Graduate Research Assistant

Zahra.Borhani@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Jacinda Li

Graduate Research Assistant

ljq915@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Vidya Gaddy

Graduate Teaching Assistant

vidyagaddy@gmail.com
Colorado State University

Bachelor Students

Kellyn Dassler

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Machine Learning Engineer Intern at USGS
Current Job: Mobile Software Engineer at Charles Schwab

Colorado State University

Ariana Mims

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Penetration Testing Intern at AllState
Current Job: Junior Penetration Tester at AllState

Colorado State University

Arysa Flores

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Current Job: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at Colorado State University

arysa@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Alex Karduna

Undergraduate Research Assistant
alexkarduna@gmail.com
Colorado State University

Amy Felix

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Current Job: Associate Technical Consultant for Perficient

amy.Felix21@alumni.colostate.edu
Colorado State University
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Ethan Ganster

Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Dan Rehberg

Undergraduate Research Assistant

dan.rehberg@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Madeline Watts

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Ethan Holen

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Domenick Mifsud

Graduate Research Assistant
dmifsud@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Former Assistants at FIU

Master Students

Fernando de Zayas

Graduate Research Assistant
First Job: Inventory Manager at Discovery Lab
Current Job: Developer at OpenHID Laboratory

Florida International University
Graduated in 2020

Ruben Balcazar

Graduate Research Assistant
First Job: Graduate Research Assistant at OpenHID
Current Job: Software Engineer at Ultimate Software

Florida International University
Graduated in 2017

Jules Calella

Graduate Research Assistant
First Job: Electrical Engineer at BioMagic VR
Current Job: Software Engineer at Microsoft
Florida International University
Graduated in 2018
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Mathew Kress

Graduate Research Assistant
First Job: Lead Virtual Reality Developer – HELM Systems
Current Job: Software Engineer at Ghostpunch Games

Florida International University
Graduated in 2017

Neha Kasturia

Graduate Research Assistant at STEM-Cyle and NUILab
Current Job: Senior Technical Program Manager at LinkedIn

Florida International University
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Nicholas Torres

Graduate Research Assistant at STEM-CyLE and NUILab
Current Job: Software Engineer 1 at Ultimate Software

Florida International University

Bachelor Students

Seidan Jamides

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Research Assistant at FIU
Current Job: Data Migration Specialist at Entrust Global Group LLC

Florida International University 
Graduated in 2019

Cristina Villarroel

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Software Intern at Visa
Current Job: Software Engineer at Visa


Florida International University
Graduated in 2019

Max (Pablo) Mueller

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Software Engineer at JP Morgan Chase
Current Job: Founder of Scytale

Florida International University
Graduated in 2018
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Andy Pujol

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First and Current Job: Web Developer at Carnival Cruises

Florida International University
Graduated in 2019

Arelys Alvarez

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: AI Robotics Automation Intern at Cigna
Current Job: Software Developer at ThoughtWorks 

Florida International University
Graduated in 2019

Santiago Bolivar

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Technology Instructor at Dan Marino Foundation
Current Job: Director of Creative Technology at The Dan Marino Foundation

Florida International University
Graduated in 2018

Joseph Medina

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Florida International University
Graduated in 2019

Catherine Angelini

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Software Engineer and Program Manager Intern at Microsoft
Current Job: Software Engineer at Microsoft

Florida International University
Graduated in 2021

Ciana Rogers

Undergraduate Research Assistant
 

Florida International University
Graduated in 2020

Fidel Hernandez

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Software Engineer Intern at Cerner Corporation
Current Job: Software Engineer at BNY Mellon

Florida International University
Graduated in 2019

Jessica Silva

Undergraduate Research Affiliate
First and Current Job: Software Developer

Florida International University
Graduated in 2020
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Vanesa Perez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Florida International University

Edilmary Urdaneta

Undergraduate Research Affiliate
First and Current Job: Clinical Research Coordinator at Pediatric Skin Research, LLC

Florida International University
Graduated in 2018
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Diana Ugalde

Research Assistant at FIU Psych. OHP Lab
Undergraduate Research Affiliate

Florida International University
Currently Completing a Doctorate Program at FIU
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Katherine Tarre

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First and Current Job: Data Analytics Intern at JM Family Enterprises Inc.

Florida International University
Graduated in 2022

Alain Galvan

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Graphics Software Engineer at Marmoset Co
Current Job: Graphics Software Engineer at AMD

Florida International University
Graduated in 2016

Lukas Borges

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First and Current Job: Software Engineer at Pro Sound & Video

Florida International University
Graduated in 2018

Jason Lee Thomas

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Software Engineer at Citrix
Current Job: Senior Software Engineer at Coinbase

Florida International University
Graduated in 2015

Jonathan Bernal

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First and Current Job: Software Engineer at BioMagic VR

Florida International University

 

Luis Averhoff

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First and Current Job: Software Engineer at Infotechsoft

Florida International University
Graduated in 2021

Maia Obregon

Undergraduate Research Affiliate

Florida International University
Graduated in 2021

Editing and Social Content Managers

Current

Lauren Mangus 

Editor and Social Content Manager

lamangus@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

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Former

Vesna Babarogić

Editor 
Current Job: Human Resources Lead at PlayStudios Orion

Colorado State University
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Web Designers

Current

Rachel Masters

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Webmaster

ramast1@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Former

Hamilton Chevez

Software Engineer at PSI

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Santiago Bolivar

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Technology Instructor at Dan Marino Foundation
Current Job: Director of Creative Technology at The Dan Marino Foundation

Florida International University
Graduated in 2018

Andy Pujol

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First and Current Job: Web Developer at Carnival Cruises

Florida International University
Graduated in 2019

Alain Galvan

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Graphics Software Engineer at Marmoset Co
Current Job: Graphics Software Engineer at AMD

Florida International University
Graduated in 2016

Friends of the NUILab

Santiago Bolivar

Undergraduate Research Assistant
First Job: Technology Instructor at Dan Marino Foundation
Current Job: Director of Creative Technology at The Dan Marino Foundation

Florida International University
Graduated in 2018

Guido Ruiz

Mobile and Web Developer
Florida International University
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Dhruva Patil

Colorado State University

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