Awarded Projects

Current Fellows:

Year Name Institution Project
2023-2024 Twaha Ibrahim University of California, Irvine DYNASAUR: Dynamic Spatially Augmented Reality
2023-2024 Benjamin Kileen Johns Hopkins University Interactive Digital Twins for Simulating the Future of Work in AI- and Robot-assisted Operating Rooms
2023-2024 Irene Kim Johns Hopkins University A Human-in-the-loop Simulator for Controlling an Upper Limb Prosthesis Using Mixed Reality
2022-2024 Tammer Barkouki University of California, Davis Explainable Human-Autonomy Teaming for Deep Space Exploration
2022-2024 Sergio Machaca Johns Hopkins University Investigating the efficacy of dynamically modulated multi-modality haptic feedback in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgical training
2022-2024 Neeli Tummala University of California, Santa Barbara Computational Modeling of Human Touch for Haptic Feedback in Virtual Environments

The final reports for many of the MS&T Fellows can be found in the special collections section of the Florida Tech repository.

Past Fellows:

Year Name Institution Project
2022-2023 Abhijat Biswas Carnegie Mellon University Using Virtual Reality Driving Simulation to Model the Dynamics of Driver Peripheral Vision
2022-2023 Niall Williams University of Maryland, College Park Natural Walking Interfaces to Improve Immersive Training in Virtual Reality
2021-2022 Jessie Cossitt Mississippi State University Dynamic Task Allocation and Understanding of Situation Awareness Under Different Levels of Autonomy in Closed-Hatch Military Vehicles Using Virtual Reality
2021-2022 Ganesh Pai Mangalore University of Massachusetts Amherst Evaluating Mixed Reality Training for Calibrating Operators’ Mental Models of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
2020-2022 Ali Ebrahimi Johns Hopkins University Design and simulation of intelligent control algorithms for bimanual robot-assisted retinal surgery training system
2020-2022 Julia Juliano University of Southern California Neural mechanisms of head-mounted display virtual reality motor learning and transfer to the real world
2020-2021 Gaojian Huang Purdue University Using advanced driving simulation and vibrotactile cues to train older drivers to interact with next-generation autonomous vehicles
2019-2021 Christopher Yang Johns Hopkins University Investigating the computations underlying complex motor skill learning
2019-2020 Ehsan Azimi Johns Hopkins University Interactive Ecosystem for Surgical Training in a Realistic Mixed-Reality
2019-2020 Sarah O’Meara University of California, Davis Virtual Human-Robotics Integration Testbed for Evaluating User Control Methods and Training for a Supernumerary Robotic Limb
2019-2020 Trenton Wirth Brown University Modeling Self-Organization in Human Crowds
2018-2019 Aram Kim University of Southern California Using immersive virtual reality to assess context-dependency of locomotor skill learning in people with Parkinson’s disease
2018-2019 Gregory Dachner Brown University A Vision-based Model of Crowd Navigation
2018-2019 Lila Fakharzadeh Brandeis University Visual, Auditory, and Vestibular Control of Inverted Pendulum Dynamics in Spatial Orientation
2018-2019 Robert DiPietro Johns Hopkins University Surgeme Vectors for Context-Aware, Task-Independent Representations of Motion in a Robot Assisted Surgery
2017-2018 Ahmad Momani Binghamton University The Development of a Novel Motion Cueing Algorithm for Flight Training Simulators Employing Objective Metrics for Evaluation
2017-2018 John Karasinski University of California, Davis Evaluating Augmented Reality for Space Telerobotics Training
2017-2018 Matthew Holden Queen’s University Competence Assessment and Automated Feedback for Ultrasound-Guided Intervention Training
2017-2018 Robert Nickl Johns Hopkins University A Hard-Real-Time Juggling Simulator to Shape Human Sensitivity to Cues and Coordination of Muscles
2016-2017 Daniel Nikolov University of Rochester Eikonal+training and Simulation Platform: Enabling a New Generation of Optical Systems
2016-2017 Mahdi Abbaspour Tehrani University of California, Irvine Mobile In-situ Visualization
2016-2017 Salam Daher University of Central Florida Physical Virtual Patient Bed
2016-2017 Samuel Schorr Stanford University Wearable Fingertip Haptics for Enabling Medical Virtual Reality Training
2015-2016 Anand Malpani Johns Hopkins University Directed Feedback for Simulation-based Training in Robot-assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
2015-2016 Heather Panic Brandeis University The Effects of Visual-Vestibular Interactions on Navigation Tasks in Virtual Environments
2015-2016 Li Gang Worcester Polytechnic Institute Interactive Training of Teleoperated Robotic System for Real-time MRI-guided Steerable Needle Intervention
2014-2015 Jia Luo University of Illinois at Chicago Haptics-based Cataract Surgery Simulator
2014-2015 Richard Joyce University of California, Davis Rapidly Reconfigurable Research Cockpit
2013-2014 Kevin Rio Brown University Simulating Human Crowds using Immersive Virtual Environments
2013-2014 Ravish Mehra University of North Carolina Interactive Sound Simulation for Large Scenarios in Virtual Reality Training
2012-2013 Hao Su Worcester Polytechnic Institute Haptic Training and Interventional System for MRI-guided Percutaneous Needle Placement
2012-2013 Neil Tenenholtz Harvard University Evaluating and Training Intraoperative Analysis of the Mitral Valve
2011-2012 Enilda Romero Old Dominion University Training Effects of Adaptive Emotive Responses from Animated Agents in Simulation Environments
2011-2012 Kevin Lister University of Maryland Development of a Reality-Based, Haptics-Enabled Simulator for Tool-Tissue Interactions
2011-2012 Tricia Gibo Johns Hopkins University Virtual Environments for Studying the Role of the Cerebellum in Movement Control and Training
2010-2011 Amy Blank Johns Hopkins University
2010-2011 Daniel Mirota Johns Hopkins University
2010-2011 Luv Kohli University of North Carolina Remapping Passive Haptics for Deployable Training Systems
2009-2010 Elena Eribiceanu University of Central Florida
2009-2010 Zachary Pezzementi Johns Hopkins University
2008-2009 Hassan Rivaz Johns Hopkins University Real-Time Regularized Ultrasound Elastography
2008-2009 Ilhan Kaya University of Central Florida A Physics-based Modeling and Real-time Simulation of Biomechanical Diffusion Process through Optical Imaged Alveolar Tissues on Graphical Processing Units
2008-2009 John Quarles University of Florida
2008-2009 Tabitha Peck University of North Carolina Redirected Free Exploration with Distractors
2007-2008 Ozan Cakmakci University of Central Florida
2007-2008 Robb Lindgren Stanford University
2007-2008 Sarthak Misra Johns Hopkins University
2007-2008 Victor Hung University of Central Florida
2006-2007 Adrien Treuille University of Washington
2006-2007 Henry Lin Johns Hopkins University Automatic Detection and Segmentation of Robot-Assisted Surgical Motions
2006-2007 Jason Jerald University of North Carolina
2005-2006 Anand Santhanam University of Central Florida
2005-2006 Eric Burns University of North Carolina
2005-2006 Juan Cui George Mason University
2005-2006 Terranoot Chanthasopeephan Drexel University
2004-2005 Cali Fidopiastis University of Central Florida Investigation of Egocentric and Exocentric Distance Perception in Virtual Environments:  Application to Enhance Transfer of Training in Multimodal Ves
2004-2005 Cristian Luciano University of Illinois at Chicago Haptics-Based Dental Procedure Training Simulator
2004-2005 Jernej Barbic Carnegie Mellon University Pre-computation Approach to Nonlinear Simulations of Deformable Objects
2004-2005 Dahai Guo University of Central Florida Creating Geo-Specific Road Databases for a Real-time Interactive Driving Simulator
2003-2004 Felix Hamza-Lup University of Central Florida A Distributed Augmented Reality System for Medical Training and Simulation
2003-2004 Gilbert Barrett University of Central Florida Formalizing Collaborative Context Based Reasoning
2003-2004 Jason Corso Johns Hopkins University Vision-based Techniques for Dynamic, Collaborative Mixed Realities
2003-2004 Shuangbao Wang George Mason University Emerging 3D Medical Equipment and Simulation System for Real-time Bone Surgery
2002-2003 Jose Castro Mora University of Central Florida
2002-2003 Kim Hammel University of Massachusetts
2002-2003 Ruigang Yang University of North Carolina View-Dependent Pixel Coloring
2002-2003 Sang-Uok Kum University of North Carolina Scalable Real-Time Redundant Point Removal Algorithm for Multiple Depth Streams
2002-2003 William Baxter III University of North Carolina A Physically Based Modeling Approach to Interactive Digital Painting
2001-2002 Andrew Brooks Massachusetts Institute of Technology Aids for Training Real-World Spatial Knowledge using Virtual Enbironments
2001-2002 Benjamin Lok University of North Carolina Evaluation and Application of Algorithms for a Hybrid Environment System
2001-2002 Jatin Chhugani Johns Hopkins University Real-time Interaction with Spline Surfaces
2001-2002 Wei-Chao Chen University of North Carolina Light Field Mapping:  Efficient Representation of Surface Light Fields
2000-2001 Aditi Majumder University of North Carolina Computer Graphics Optique:  Optical Superposition of Projected Computer Graphics
2000-2001 Brent Insko University of North Carolina Enhancing Training and Presence in Virtual Environments Using Passive Haptics
2000-2001 Pedro Claudio University of Central Florida
2000-2001 Robert Telban Binghamton University A nonlinear Motion Cueing Algorithm with a Human Perception Model
2000-2001 Voicu Popescu University of North Carolina The Vacuum Buffer
1999-2000 Gopi Meenakshisundaram University of North Carolina Surface Reconstruction Based on Lower Dimensional Localized Delaunay Triangulation
1999-2000 Margaret Loper Georgia Institute of Technology Exploiting Temporal Uncertainty in Simulation Models Using a Cluster Computing Environment
1999-2000 Peter Lindstrom Georgia Institute of Technology Image-Driven Simplification and Optimization of Polygonal Models
1999-2000 Peter Sulatycke Binghamton University Out-of-Core Isosurface Visualization of Large Volume Data Sets
1999-2000 William Foss University of Central Florida A General Simulation Engine
1999-2000 William Gerber University of Central Florida Research Status of Context Recognition for Synchronization of a Behavioral Vehicle Model for Embedded Simulation
1998-1999 Andrew Thall University of North Carolina M-Reps:  A New Object Representation for Graphics
1998-1999 Jeff Jacobson University of Pittsburgh
1998-1999 Kenneth Graham Jr. University of Alabama Vortex Generated Rotor Wake Model for Real-Time Simulation
1998-1999 Matthew Cutts University of North Carolina Camera Trackers
1998-1999 Ramesh Raskar University of North Carolina Spatially Augmented Reality
1997-1998 Barry Kelly Binghamton University A Dual Agent Approach to Distributed Interactive Simulation Complexity
1997-1998 Carol Chensey University of Florida Hybrid Force-Feedback Control for Virtual Environments
1997-1998 Darren Law University of Central Florida The Design and Evaluation of Distributed Graph-Theoretic Heuristics for Computing Pairwise Interactions of Moving Entities
1997-1998 Glenn Martin University of Central Florida A Wavelet-Based Approach to Dynamic Environments
1997-1998 Mark Livingston University of North Carolina Vision-Based Tracking with Dynamic Structure Light
1997-1998 Michael Downs University of California, Berkeley
1997-1998 Robert Franceschini University of Central Florida Software Tools for Solid Freeform Fabrication
1996-1997 Douglas A. Peterson University of South Dakota
1996-1997 Ellen Scher Zagier University of North Carolina Defining and Refining Frameless Rendering
1996-1997 Leslie L. Heimenz Ohio State University
1996-1997 Mark C. Kilby University of Central Florida Distributed Collaborative Learning Environments
1996-1997 Robert A. Glaser University of Massachusetts Driving Simulators:  Are They Valid Test Environments for ITS Development?
1996-1997 William R. Mark University of North Carolina Post-Rendering 3D Image Warping
1995-1996 Curtis Lisle University of Central Florida Physical Modeling for Interaction in Real-Time Simulation
1995-1996 Donna Wilt Florida Institute of Technology
1995-1996 Doreen Comerford Kansas State University Knowledge Structures:  An End to the Redundancy and the Confusion
1995-1996 Ellen Bass Georgia Institute of Technology
1995-1996 Hans Weber University of North Carolina
1995-1996 Jonathan Cohen University of North Carolina
1994-1995 James R. Otto University of Kentucky
1994-1995 Jim Chen University of Central Florida
1994-1995 Kurt M. Joseph Kansas State University
1994-1995 Mark R. Mine University of North Carolina
1993-1994 Benjamin A. Watson Georgia Institute of Technology
1993-1994 Carl Muller University of North Carolina
1993-1994 Eric Foxlin Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1993-1994 Gary R. Geroge Binghamton University
1993-1994 Henry A. Nelson University of Central Florida
1993-1994 Matthew P. Reed University of Michigan
1993-1994 Michael Bajura North Carolina University
1993-1994 Ronald J. Guckenberger University of Central Florida
1992-1993 Ginger Watson-Papelis University of Iowa
1992-1993 Julia Carrington University of Central Florida
1991-1992 Joe Dumas University of Central Florida