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Faculty

Dr. Lisa Anthony, INIT Lab Director

Lisa is an Associate Professor in the CISE Department at UF. Over the last fifteen years, she has worked on multimodal and advanced interaction technologies, such as speech, touch, and gesture, especially for children in the context of educational interfaces. Lisa earned her PhD in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008, and spent two years at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories and two years at UMBC prior to joining UF in August 2013.

 

 

 

 

PhD Students

Aishat Aloba, PhD in Human-Centered Computing, TBD

Aishat Aloba is a member of the INIT Lab. She is the lab manager in charge of maintaining lab resources. Aishat is currently working on the Kids Pose project, where she is focusing on quantifying the differences between child and adult motion. She also works on the FunFitTech project, where she focuses on designing exertion games (games that combine physical activity and play) that can sustain children’s motivation to exercise in the long-term. Aishat’s research interests include child-centered computing, human-centered computing, whole-body interaction, and motion-based games.

 

 

 

 

Katarina Jurczyk, PhD in Human-Centered Computing, TBD

Katarina Jurczyk is a member of the INIT lab and is currently working on the TIDESS project and MyTrack+ project. Katarina’s research interests include human-computer interaction, UX/UI Design, automated systems, virtual reality, and the effect of language illiteracy on computer literacy.

 

 

 

 

Yu-Peng Chen, PhD in Computer Science, TBD

Yu-Peng Chen is a member of the INIT Lab and is currently working on the MyTrack+/mHealth project and the $-Family of Gesture Recognizers project. His research interests include UX/UI Design, reinforcement learning, machine learning, and human-computer interaction.

 

 

 

 

Nikita Soni, PhD in Computer Science, TBD

Nikita Soni is a member of the INIT lab and is responsible for maintaining the lab’s website. Nikita is currently working on the TIDESS project, where she focuses on understanding how to design computer-supported collaborative learning experiences for large touchscreen interfaces of different form factors such as multi-touch tabletops and spherical displays. Nikita also works on the TIDRC project, which focuses on characterizing the nature of the gap between research and practice for touchscreen interface design for children. Nikita’s research interests include computer-supported collaborative learning, interaction design for spherical displays, child-computer interaction, and museum-based learning.

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Ailish Tierney, BS in Computer Science, TBD

Ailish Tierney is an undergraduate research assistant studying Computer Science. She is a member of the INIT lab and is currently working on the TIDESS project. Her interests include web development and Human-Computer Interaction.

 

 

 

 

Chaitra Peddireddy, BS in Computer Science, TBD

Chaitra Peddireddy is an undergraduate student majoring in computer science and statistics. She is a member of the INIT Lab and is currently working on the TIDESS and SATC projects. Chaitra is interested in machine learning, human-computer interactions, and product design.

 

 

 

 

Ishvina Singh, BS in Computer Science, TBD

Ishvina Singh is an undergraduate research assistant studying Computer Science. She is a member of the INIT lab and is currently working on the MyTrack+ project. Her interests include human-computer interactions, data analysis, and learning more about computer science topics.

 

 

 

 

Prerna Arora, BS in Computer Science, TBD

Prerna Arora is a fourth year undergraduate research assistant studying Computer Science at the University of Florida. Her interests primarily include human-computer interactions and security. Currently, she is working on the MyTrack+ project.

 

 

 

 

Angelica Almeida, BS in Biomedical Engineering, TBD

Angelica Almeida is a biomedical engineering student and a member of the INIT Lab and is currently working on the TIDRC project. Her interests include human-computer interaction and neural engineering.

 

 

 

 

Sahas Thyarala, BS in Computer Engineering, TBD

Sahas Thyarala is an undergraduate student studying Computer Engineering. He is a member of the INIT lab and is working on the TIDRC project. His interests are Human-Computer Interaction, Web Development, and Finance.

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Pilley, BS in Computer Science and BA in Visual Arts, TBD

Emily Pilley is an undergraduate research assistant studying Computer Science and Visual Arts. She is a member of the INIT lab and is currently working on working on algorithms for the $-Family project. Her interests include human computer interaction, machine learning, and algorithm development.

 

 

 

 

Former Students