This week was a big one for the INIT lab! Two PhD students, Aishat Aloba, and Nikita Soni, both in the UF CISE Human-Centered Computing (HCC) PhD program successfully defended their dissertation proposals!
Aishat’s topic is centered around whole-body interaction for children, and is entitled “Tailoring Motion Recognition Systems to Children’s Motions“.
Nikita’s topic is collaborative learning experiences around interactive spherical displays, and is entitled “Designing Interactions for Multi-touch Spherical Displays to Support Collaborative Learning in Museums“.
The INIT Lab congratulates both students and wishes them luck as they finish up their final phases of earning a PhD!
Here are two photos from the virtual defenses we hosted this week (due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions):