RIT Faculty

This page lists Ph.D. faculty from across RIT who publish research in human-computer interaction or in related areas.

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Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
English / Computational Linguistics
College of Liberal Arts
  Website
  coagla@rit.edu

Natural Language Processing research, with a focus on linguistic and language-inclusive sensing with text, speech, and multimodal data for broad impact domains, including bioinformatics and health.

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Reynold Bailey, Ph.D.

Professor
Computer Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  rjb@cs.rit.edu

Analyzing and influencing human eye-gaze behaviors and attention, including research on applied perception and artificial intelligence research on multimodal information signals from humans.

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Sorim Chung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Marketing
Saunders College of Business
  Website
  schung@saunders.rit.edu

Impact of technology on consumer behavior, particularly in the context of sensory marketing, user environments, advertising, and brand management, with recent work on impact of touch interfaces and other device types on online shoppers.

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Taejoong (TJ) Chung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  tjc@cs.rit.edu

Research on online social networks and on using data to dig into social interactions, with a goal of understanding social interactions, economical behaviors, crowd phenomena and information propagation with large-scale data.

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Gabriel Diaz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Center for Imaging Science
College of Science
  Website
  gjdpci@rit.edu

Research on the visual guidance of action, i.e. how visual information is used to guide movements of the body when performing everyday actions, utilizing a variety of techniques and equipment, including computational modeling, eye-tracking, virtual reality, and motion capture.

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Yasmine El-Glaly, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Software Engineering
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  yasmine@se.rit.edu

Human-computer interaction and accessibility research, especially interdisciplinary projects that aim to leverage the quality of life for people with different abilities, educational levels, and age groups.

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Lisa Elliot, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor
Office of the Associate Dean for Research
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  Website
  lisa.elliot@rit.edu

Research on education and cognitive development, including qualitative research methodologies and survey design, with a focus on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students and the efficacy of technologies for DHH students in STEM.

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Elena Fedorovskaya, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
School of Media Sciences
College of Art and Design
  Website
  elena.fedorovskaya@rit.edu

Research on imaging, color management and color science, and broadly, cross media studies from cognitive, perceptual, affective and computational standpoints.

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James Ferwerda, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Center for Imaging Science
College of Science
  Website
  jafpci@rit.edu

Research on building computational models of human vision from psychophysical experiments, and developing advanced imaging systems based on these models.

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Joe Geigel, Ph.D.

Professor
Computer Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  jmg@cs.rit.edu

Interdisciplinary multimedia projects that that combine computer science, real-time graphics, mobile devices, art, music, and theatre to create interactive live experiences, collaborating with artists, designers, musician and photographers from both within RIT and externally.

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Anne Haake, Ph.D.

Dean
Professor
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  arhics@rit.edu

Human-computer interaction, with a focus on bioinformatics and health, including research on infusing expertise (domain knowledge, perceptual/visual behaviors) into the design of computing systems for complex tasks.

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Vicki Hanson, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emerita
Information Sciences and Technologies
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  vlh@acm.org

Human-computer interaction, accessibility, aging, applications addressing needs of diverse populations, with emphasis on language, cognition, and healthcare.

Currently, the CEO of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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Christopher Homan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Computer Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  cmh@cs.rit.edu

Computational social network analysis (CSNA), combining social media, network science, sociology, and advanced computational methods to study the role of social networks in organizational behavior, to improve health, productivity, and social welfare.

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Matt Huenerfauth, Ph.D.

Professor
Information Sciences and Technologies
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  matt.huenerfauth@rit.edu

Human-computer interaction and accessibility research, especially 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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Yu Kong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  yu.kong@rit.edu

Research on computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, and social media analytics. Teaching computers to see the physical world, including spatial and temporal relationships, and to predict human activity in video after observing only the beginning few frames.

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Rui Li, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Computing and Information Sciences
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  rxlics@rit.edu

Machine learning research, especially with applications for eye-tracking data analysis, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, data management and analytics, human-computer interactions, and security and privacy.

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Pradeep Murukannaiah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Software Engineering
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  pkmvse@rit.edu

Computational abstractions and techniques to enable social applications to deliver a personalized, context-aware, and privacy-preserving experience, offering benefits to both application devlopers and end-users.

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Tae (Tom) Oh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Information Sciences and Technologies
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  tom.oh@rit.edu

Wireless and networking technologies, with applications for accessibility and inclusion (e.g. smart cane systems for blind users), vehicular area networks, data acquisition and analytics, mobile device security, internet of things (IoT) security, and sensor networks.

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Jeff Pelz, Ph.D.

Professor
Center for Imaging Science
College of Science
  Website
  jbppph@rit.edu

Eye-tracking research to study human eye movements in complex tasks and natural environments so that we can better understand the process, rather than the mechanics, of visual perception.

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Dan Phillips, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering
  Website
  dbpeee@rit.edu

Development of assistive devices and systems for individuals with disabilities, signal processing and analysis of large, complex biomedical data sets, and clinical applications of ultrasound in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment.

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Ray Ptucha, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
  Website
  rwpeec@rit.edu

Machine learning research, especially deep belief networks, with applications in computer vision, robotics, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, and embedded control.

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Esa Rantanen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
  Website
  emrgsh@rit.edu

Human factors in complex systems, human performance measurement and modeling, mental workload, decision-making, human error, and reliability.

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Ehsan Rashedi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
  Website
  exreie@rit.edu

Theoretical and application-oriented research topics, covering several aspects within the fields of ergonomics, biomechanics, work physiology, safety, and rehabilitation.

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Kristen Shinohara, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Information Science and Technologies
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  kssics@rit.edu

Human-computer interaction and accessibility research, especially the 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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Michael Stinson, Ph.D.

Professor
M.S. in Secondary Education (MSSE) Program
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  Website
  msserd@rit.edu

Evaluation of communication and collaboration technologies for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, classroom motivation of deaf students, social adjustment of mainstreamed students, and facilitation of lecture comprehension.

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Brian Tomaszewski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Information Sciences and Technologies
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  bmtski@rit.edu

Research in the domains of geographic information science and technology, geographic visualization, spatial thinking, disaster management, and refugee affairs.

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Josephine Wolff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Public Policy
College of Liberal Arts
  Website
  jcwgpt@rit.edu

Cybersecurity law and policy, defense-in-depth, security incident reporting models, economics of information security, and insurance and liability protection for computer security incidents.

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Matthew Wright, Ph.D.

Professor
Director of the Center for Cybersecurity
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  matthew.wright@rit.edu

Phishing and privacy in social networks, password alternatives for user authentication, and usable security and privacy in emerging technologies.

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Michael Yacci, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean
Professor
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  may@it.rit.edu

Intelligent tutoring systems, structural knowledge, instructional design theory, performance support systems, intelligent agents, interactive courseware design, knowledge management, and human cognition.

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Yang Yu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Management Information Systems
Saunders College of Business
  Website
  yyu@saunders.rit.edu

Analysis of social media, structured and unstructured user-generated content, sentiment analysis of online product reviews, and sentiment analysis of twitter data.

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Richard Zanibbi, Ph.D.

Professor
Computer Science
College of Computing and Information Sciences
  Website
  rlaz@cs.rit.edu

Pattern recognition and machine learning, with applications in document recognition and information retrieval, including math-aware search engines and interfaces, recognizing math notation, locating text in pictures, and audio-visual search in lecture videos.

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