People at CAIR


Group photograph of the students and faculty at the lab in 2018

Faculty

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Matt Huenerfauth

Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
  Matt Huenerfauth's Website
  Linguistic and Assistive Technologies Laboratory (LATLab) Website
  matt (dot) huenerfauth (at) rit.edu
  Assistive technology and accessible computing, natural language processing, sign language computational linguistics, virtual human animation, user-based evaluation of assistive technology.

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Kristen Shinohara

Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
  Kristen Shinohara's Website
  kristen (dot) shinohara (at) rit.edu
  Design of technologies usable by people with disabilities with a focus on how to improve accessible design to include social aspects of technology use.

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Vicki Hanson

Distinguished Professor Emerita
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
  Vicki Hanson's Website
  vlhics (at) rit.edu
  Human-computer interaction, accessibility, aging, applications addressing needs of diverse populations, with emphasis on language, cognition, and healthcare.

PhD Students

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Sedeeq Al-khazraji

PhD Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Sedeeq's Website
   sha6709 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Motion Capture Data Analysis, Modeling American Sign Language.

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Khaled Albusays

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Khaled's LinkedIn
  kla3145 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Software Engineering Requirements, Accessibility, Human-Computer Interaction, Technologies for People who are Visually Impaired.

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Oliver Alonzo

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Oliver's LinkedIn
  oa7652 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility, especially research on technologies for users who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

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Larwan Berke

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Larwan's Website
   larwan.berke (at) mail (dot) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Animation Technologies, Accessibility for People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

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Paula Garcia

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Paula's LinkedIn
  pxg5962 (at) mail (dot) rit (dot) edu
 Human computer interaction, accessibility, technologies for people with aphasia.

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Sushant Kafle

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Sushant's Website
   sxk5664 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Computational Linguistics, Accessibility for People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

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Jade Myers

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Jade's LinkedIn
  jlmvpr (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility, especially research on technologies for 3D printing of prosthetics.

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Jagannadh (Jag) Pariti

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  jsp3721 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility, especially research on technologies for users who are blind or who have low vision, including smart canes for blind users.

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Matt Seita

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Matt's LinkedIn
   mss4296 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility for People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

Masters Students

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Rachel Celestine

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Rachel's Website
   rsc1904 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Research on the Efficacy of Various Methods of Training Computing Undergraduates on Computing Accessibility.

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Ruiwan Fan

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Ruiwan's LinkedIn
   rxf6723 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility, Usability Testing, Prototyping, Programming, Wearables and IoT.

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Shuishi Fang

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
   sf8859 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Research on eye-tracking interaction with low-cost hardware for accessibility applications.

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Anupama Garani

Masters Student, Information Sciences and Technologies
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Anupama's LinkedIn
  sg2495 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Design and development of user interface for designing ASL animation signs and sentences.

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Harshad Golwalkar

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Harshad's LinkedIn
   hg3583 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Game engine programming and 3D animation technologies for producing virtual human animations of American Sign Language (ASL).

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Taylor Gotfrid

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Taylor's LinkedIn
   tg3200 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility, Usability Testing, Prototyping.

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Nayeri Jacobo

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Nayeri's LinkedIn
   nj1919 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Design of method cards to improve accessible design; hidden interfaces.

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Amelia Keller

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Amelia's LinkedIn
   ajk6684 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility.

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Alex Kramer

Masters Student, Information Sciences and Technologies
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Alex's LinkedIn
   ak6709 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Mobile Web Applications and Integration for Supporting Scheduling and Logistics for User-Based Studies of Accessibility.

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Sree Pillutla

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Sree's LinkedIn
  sp6252 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility, Prototyping, Usability Testing, User Experience.

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Tomomi Takeuchi

Masters Student, Human-Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Tomomi's LinkedIn
   txt7205 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human-Computer Interaction, Global Communication, International Design, Language Accessibility

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Peter Yeung

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Peter's LinkedIn
   pxy9548 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Testing, Accessibility for People who are Deaf or Hard-of-hearing.

Undergraduate Students

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Abraham Glasser

Undergraduate Student, Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Abrahams's LinkedIn
   atg2036 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Accessible technology for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, with a focus on automatic speech recognition.

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Jeremy Sheffield

Undergraduate Student, ASL English Interpretation
Rochester Institute of Technology
   jts4568 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Analyzing videos of ASL for language variations, gender differences, and occurrences of epenthesis and deletion in signs

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Gillian Trommer

Undergraduate Student, ASL English Interpretation
Rochester Institute of Technology
  LinkedIn
   grt4646 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Linguistically analyzing videos of ASL signers, improving feedback mechanisms, making ASL recording and feedback software more user friendly.

Prior Members of CAIR and Alumni

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Stephanie Ludi

Professor
Currently: Computer Science, University of North Texas
Previously: Software Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  Stephanie Ludi's Website
  salvse (at) rit.edu
  Software engineering (requirements, testing), human-computer interaction (modeling, usability testing, accessibility), mobile Systems, computer science education.

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Hugo Nicolau

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
  Hugo Nicolau's Website
  h.nicolau at gmail.com
  Human-computer interaction, accessibility, wearables, and mobile interfaces, focusing on the design, development, and evaluation of novel interaction techniques for people with disabilities.

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Spandana Jaggumantri

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Spandana's LinkedIn
   sj6987 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Studying the user experience of linguistic contributors and designing the movements of a single ASL sign.

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Abhishek Kannekanti

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Abhishek's LinkedIn and Website
   ak9492 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Studying/analyzing accessibility challenges and user experiences to create authoring tool for ASL animations.

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Aditya Padhye

Masters Student, Information Science and Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Aditya's LinkedIn
   ap8631 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Studying the user experience of linguistic contributors and designing a new interface for ASL animation software.

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Nidhi Palan

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Nidhi's LinkedIn
   nxp4195 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Evaluation of the efficacy of instructional methods for promoting accessibility awareness among computing bachelors degree students.

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David Hoppough

Undergraduate Student, ASL English Interpretation
Rochester Institute of Technology
   dbh1397 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Analyzing videos of native ASL users in order to identify language variations related to ethnic backgrounds.

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Erin Ireland

Undergraduate Student, ASL English Interpretation
Rochester Institute of Technology
   exi9428 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Linguistically analyzing videos to identify and match key grammatical features both on the hands and on the face.

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Jason Antal

Undergraduate Student, Government and Information Technology
Gallaudet University
   jason.antal (at) gallaudet (dot) edu
 Programming, Accessibility for People who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Technology/policy integration

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Jonathan Gomes

Undergraduate Student, School of Individualized Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
   jag8637 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Analyzing videos of ASL students and native signers in order to identify linguistic constructions or production errors.

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Ben Kassman

Undergraduate Student, Math and Computer Science
Lewis and Clark College
  LinkedIn
  GitHub
   kassmanben (at) gmail (dot) com
 Using stat analysis techniques to develop requirements for software for students using ASL

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Alexandria LeClerc

Undergraduate Student, Computer Science
Western Oregon University
  LinkedIn
   alexandria (dot) leclerc (at) gmail (dot) com
 Usability and Accessibility in Creating Intuitive Systems for a Diverse Set of Users

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Grace McPherson

Undergraduate Student, Computer Science
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  LinkedIn
   grace-mcpherson (at) moc (dot) utc (dot) edu
 Designing applications that make learning in the classroom accessible and enhance their educational experience

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Jaron Rehkop

Undergraduate Student, Information Technology
Gallaudet University
  LinkedIn
   jarics (at) rit (dot) edu
 Accessibility for People who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

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Catherine Seita

Undergraduate Student
Cornell University
  LinkedIn
   cesics1 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Accessibility for People who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

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Aiko Resendiz

Undergraduate Student, ASL English Interpretation
Rochester Institute of Technology
   ar6915 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Linguistically analyzing videos to identify and match key grammatical features both on the hands and on the face.

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Rahul Shah

Undergraduate Student, Human Centered Computing
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Rahul's Website
   rps9771 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Instructional technology, automatic captioning, access technology for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

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Kasmira Patel

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Kasmira's LinkedIn
  kxp3157 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Experiments involving deaf and hard-of-hearing research participants; experimental user study design and conduct.

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Mackenzie Willard

Masters Student, Information Sciences and Technologies
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Mackenzie's LinkedIn
  mtw2935 (at) rit (dot) edu
 American Sign Language linguistic analyst, coordination of researchers conducting the linguistic annotation of ASL video data.

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Christopher Caulfield

Undergraduate Student, Information Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Christopher's LinkedIn
   cxc4115 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility for People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

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Afifi Ishak

Undergraduate Student
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Afifi's LinkedIn
   mbi1316 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Designing American Sign Language (ASL) animation for stimuli in experimental studies with ASL signers.

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Anmol Kaur

Undergraduate Student, Laboratory Science Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Anmol's LinkedIn
   ak7336 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Evaluation studies and video recording sessions involving ASL students.

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Abhishek Suhas Mhatre

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Abhishek's LinkedIn
   asm1610 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Analyzing human behavior and use of computer systems using eye-tracking.

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Utsav Shah

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Utsav's LinkedIn
  ups9461 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Game engine programming, 3D Animation Technology, Accessibility.

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Ashley Miller

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Ashley's LinkedIn
   abm5673 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Software testing, Accessibility, Evaluation of the efficacy of instructional methods for promoting accessibility awareness among computing bachelors degree students.

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Jason Durek

Undergraduate Student, Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Jason's LinkedIn
   jad8251 (at) rit (dot) edu
 American Sign Language linguistic analyst, Automatic Speech Recognition Technologies, Sign Language Technologies.

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Christine Singh

Undergraduate Student, Electrical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
   cds8683 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Creating sign language stimuli in support of linguistic and neuropsychology studies, linguistically analyzing videos of ASL.

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Jigar Gohel

Masters Student, Information Sciences and Technologies
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Jigar's LinkedIn
   jg2252 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Machine learning, Motion Capture Data Analysis, Modeling American Sign Language.

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Daniel Saavedra

Undergraduate Student, Information Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Daniel's LinkedIn
   dxs6040 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Enable better communication between hearing and DHH by utilizing access technology.

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Abigail Spring

Undergraduate Student, Information Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
 Improving the technologies used to make real time communication between deaf/hard of hearing and hearing easier.

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Vivekanand Elango

Masters Student, Software Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Vivekanand's LinkedIn
  ve8951 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human computer Interaction (Currently Mobile), Accessibility, psychology (Behavioral) and implementation framework.

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Binit Shah

Masters Student, Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Binit's LinkedIn
  bcs9443 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human computer interaction, accessibility.

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Stefan Aleksic

Undergraduate Student, Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Stefan's LinkedIn
  sxa7261 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human computer interaction, accessibility.

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AbdulRhman Al Khanifer

Ph.D. Student, Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology
  AbdulRhman's Website
  aaa4939 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Requirements engineering, situational awareness designs and metrics, accessibility, human computer interaction, usability and user experience.

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Alessandra David Brandao

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Alessandra's LinkedIn
  ard6573 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human computer interaction, accessibility.

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Randolph Duke II

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Randy's LinkedIn
  rd7847 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Usability testing and user experience (UX) design and research.

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Dhananjai ("Jai") Hariharan

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Jai's Website
  dh1723 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Use of eye-tracking technologies in usability experiments; analysis of data from eye-tracking, motion-capture, and other human sensors.

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Adrienne Howad

Undergraduate Student, ASL English Interpretation
Rochester Institute of Technology
   anh6946 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Linguistically analyzing videos and motion-data of American Sign Language (ASL).

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Kellie Menzies

Undergraduate Student, Anthropology and Museums Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Kellie's LinkedIn
   ksm2428 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Experimental and Survey Studies, Accessibility for People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.

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Brian Penly

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
 Brian's LinkedIn
  bmp9681 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Gathering requirements for educational software for students learning American Sign Language (ASL); evaluation studies and video recording sessions involving ASL students.

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Niharika Bandla

Masters Student, Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Niharika's LinkedIn
   nb5427 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Software development.

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Sabarinathan Masilamani

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Sabarinathan's Website
  Sabarinathan's LinkedIn
   sm2550 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human-computer Interaction, Specialized in wearables especially smartwatches and glass, User Experience Design and Research, Web and Mobile Engineer

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Parin Shah

Masters Student, Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Parin's LinkedIn
  pss3096 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human computer interaction, accessibility.

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Saish Vaniyamparambath

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Saish's LinkedIn
  sv3912 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Studying the user experience of linguistic contributors and designing a new interface for our ASL animation software, Studying the User Experience of web, mobile and tablet apps developed for the visually impaired.

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Yuqing Guo

Undergraduate Student, Information Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Yuqing's LinkedIn
   yxg2464 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility for People who are Blind and Visually Impaired.

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​Joshua Miller

Undergraduate Student, Software Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Joshua's Website
   jxm7374 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Sonification, Human Computer Interaction, Accessibility.

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Kimberly Sookoo

Undergraduate Student, Software Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Kimberly's LinkedIn
   kss7904 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Accessibility for students who are visually impaired, Human-computer interaction.

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Melissa Young

Undergraduate Student, Game Design and Development
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Melissa's Website
   may4028 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Accessibility, Human Computer Interaction.

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Piper Chester

Undergraduate Student, Software Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Piper's LinkedIn
   pwc1203 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human Computer Interaction, specifically pertaining to Accessibility and Usability.

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Alex Bowen

Undergraduate Student, Software Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Alex's LinkedIn
   mab2098 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Web Development, Blind user accessibility, Usability, Programming Education.

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Shreya Tadas

Masters Student, Human Computer Interaction
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Shreya's LinkedIn
  sgt3895 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Human computer interaction, accessibility.

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Caleb Van Der Werf

Undergraduate Student, Game Design and Development
Rochester Institute of Technology
  Caleb's LinkedIn
   cxv9279 (at) rit (dot) edu
 Game engine programming and 3D animation technologies for producing virtual human animations of American Sign Language (ASL).


Group photograph of the students and faculty at the lab in 2015

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