We are a multi-disciplinary group, with our primary site at Colorado State University and a smaller active site at Florida International University. Our lab includes members from diverse backgrounds 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 many countries, including USA, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, China, Brazil, and Venezuela, among others.

Faculty

Francisco R. Ortega - Director of NUILab

Francisco R. Ortega

Assistant Professor at Colorado State University
Current Director of NUI labs

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Faculty Collaborators

Benjamin A. Clegg

Professor

Colorado State University

Training and Skill Acquisition, Automation and Performance, Applied Cognitive Psychology
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Chris Wickens

Professor Emeritus 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

chris.wickens@colostate.edu

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

Rob Teather

Associate Professor and Director – School of Information Technology, Carleton University

rob.teather@carelton.edu

Carleton University
 

Mayra Donaji Barrera Machuca

Assistant Professor

Dalhousie University

Anil Ufuk Batmaz

Assistant Professor
ufuk.batmaz@concordia.ca
Concordia University

Victoria Interrante

Professor 

interran@umn.edu
University of Minnesota

Current NUILab Assistants

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

Vidya Gaddy

Instructor in the Department of Computer Science

vidya.gaddy@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Jacinda Li

Graduate Research Assistant

ljq915@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Richard Rodriguez

Graduate Research Assistant
richir@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Brendan Kelley

Graduate Research Assistant

Brendan.Kelley@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Lucas Plabst

Graduate Research Assistant

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

Lena Hinzer

Graduate Research Assistant

lena.hinzer@stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
University of Würzburg

Rachel Masters

Graduate Research Assistant
Webmaster

ramast1@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Asif Uz Zaman Asif

Graduate Research Assistant
 

zsif.asif@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Bachelor Students

Dylan Schreiber

Undergraduate Research Assistant

dylan.schreiber@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Jessica Lee

Undergraduate Research Assistant

jihyun.lee@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Matthew Buckman

Undergraduate Research Assistant

matthew.buckman@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Irene Zaugg

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Irene.Zaugg@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Emily Cosgriff

Undergraduate Research Assistant

emily.cosgriff@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Ali Branum

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Ali.Branum@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Regan Williams

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Regan.Williams@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Former Research Students at CSU

Adam Williams

DARPA PostDoc Fellow

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

Awards:

  • Wim Böhm Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science (08/2021 – 01/2022)
  • Computer Science Graduate Fellowship (08/2019 – 05/2020)
  • Colorado State University Computer Science Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2019)
  • P. R. Mukherjee Award in Computer Science (2021)

Ph.D. Students

Xiaoyan Zhou

Graduate Research Assistant

Xiaoyan.Zhou@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Awards: 
  • Robert B. France Fellowship in Computer Science (2023)

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

Domenick Mifsud

Graduate Research Assistant
Current Position: Ph.D. Student at Georgia Tech

dmifsud@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Dan Rehberg

Graduate Research Assistant

dan.rehberg@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Ethan Holen

Graduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Brian T. Sullivan

Graduate Research Assistant

brian.t.sullivan@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Caspian Siebert

Graduate Research Assistant

caspian@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Tanmay Prabhu Naidu

Graduate Research Assistant

tanmay.naidu@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Bachelor Students

Jalynn Blu Nicoly

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Ryan Blocker

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Jacob Masters

Undergraduate Research Assistant

jacob.masters@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Phat Ho

Volunteer Research Assistant

phat.ho@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Mason Coco

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Mason.Coco@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Ethan Smith

Undergraduate Research Assistant

ethan02@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

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
Current Position: M.S. in Computer Science (Theory) at Colorado State University

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
Website

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

Undergraduate Research Assistant

dmifsud@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Crispin Haro

Undergraduate Research Assistant

crish@rams.colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Dana Paola Ordonez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

dana.ordonez_sanchez@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Devin Dumonceau

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University

Andrew Lyon

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado State University
Website

Rachel Masters

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Webmaster

ramast1@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Interns

Lucas Plabst

Two-Time Former Volunteer Research Assistant, currently Graduate Research Assistant

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

Lena Hinzer

Former Volunteer Research Assistant, currently Graduate Research Assistant

lena.hinzer@stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
University of Würzburg

Prashast Sharma

Former Volunteer Research Assistant

KIIT University, India

Erwan La Pluard

Former Volunteer Research Assistant
Brest National School of Engineering

Logan Loi

Former Volunteer Research Assistant
Georgia Institute of Technology

Auguste Cousin

Former Volunteer Research Assistant

Brest National School of Engineering
Website

Erik Ridd

Employed at 1stplayable
Former Volunteer Research Assistant

New College of Florida
Website

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
Website

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
Website

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 Position: Master Student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech


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
Website

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
Website

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
Website

Diana Ugalde

Research Assistant at FIU Psych. OHP Lab
Undergraduate Research Affiliate

Florida International University
Currently Completing a Doctorate Program at FIU
Website

 

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 Content Managers

Current

Jo Carroll

Editor and Online Content Curator
Jo.Carroll@ colostate.edu

Colorado State University

Former

Vesna Babarogić

Editor 
Current Job: Human Resources Lead at PlayStudios Orion

Colorado State University
Website

Lauren Mangus 

Editor and Online Content Manager

lamangus@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Lexi Sanchez 

Editor and Online Content Curator
Alexandra.Sanchez@ colostate.edu

Colorado State University

Web Designers

Current

Rachel Masters

Graduate Research Assistant
Webmaster

ramast1@colostate.edu
Colorado State University

Former

Hamilton Chevez

Software Engineer at PSI

Website

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
Website

Dhruva Patil

Colorado State University

Alex Karduna

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Current Position: M.S. in Computer Science (Theory) at Colorado State University

alexkarduna@gmail.com
Colorado State University

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