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  1. Virtual Experiences Research Group • PhD Students • Aaron Kotranza • Brent Rossen • Joon Chuah • Mallory McManamon • Post- doc • Yong Ho Hwang • Staff • Shivashankar Halan • Ethan Blackwelder • Undergraduates • Willie Maddox

  2. Virtual Environments and HCI Research • www.virtualpatientsgroup.com

  3. Looking for students • If you are interested in research, • Read up on our research • Contact me to meet with graduate student to receive a trial project • Solid background in computer graphics and math • If you are interested in research and funding (1-2 PhD positions), • Take HCI in the spring (and do very well) • Contact me to set up a meeting with graduate student to receive a trial project • Defining characteristics • User-centric research (conduct user studies) • Highly student-motivated and multidisciplinary • Travel internationally and publishes aggressively at major venues • Students interested in academic careers (all graduated PhD students are assistant professors [2] or postdocs [1] at big universities) • Students interested in being internationally known in HCI

  4. HCI Course • Spring 2010 • Goal of course: • Understand how to evaluate human-computer interfaces • Build your own interface • Run your own studies • Project-based course • Pre-req • Programming

  5. For more Information • Email: lok@cise.ufl.edu • For a response, you must follow the instructions on homepage • Preparation • Start reading virtual reality and HCI papers • Learn OpenGL and create graphics projects • Good fit? • Communication skills • Programming skills • Interests in addition to computer science • Join the Team