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Projects and Grants

Current Projects

  • Virtual Self – Effects of Look-Alike Avatars in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Environments.
  • VizSpace: A physically situated interactive system that combines touch and hand interactions behind the screen to create the effect that users are reaching inside and interacting in a 3D virtual workspace

Current Funding Awards

  • National Science Foundation, REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Immersive 3D Visualization, $404,964, 2021 – 2024 (PI, Current)
  • Graduate Research and Technology Initiative (GRTI) – Round 23, Acquisition of 3D Modeling and Animation for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Applications, $ 51,284, 2022 (PI, Current)
  • PSC-CUNY Research Award (Traditional B), Effect of Self-Avatars in Head-mounted Collaborative Virtual Environments, $6,000, 2020 (PI, Current)

Prior Funding Awards

  • National Science Foundation, MRI: Development of Enodia: A highly reconfigurable, HPC-backed instrument enabling multifaceted interactive visualization, $499,375, 2018 (Senior Personnel, Prior)
  • National Science Foundation, IUSE: EHR: Assessing Virtual Reality Field Experiences for Enhanced Learning in the Geosciences, $599,950, 2018 (Senior Personnel, Prior)
  • Adobe Digital Marketing Research Awards, Building 3D Ad Contents for Virtual Reality Experiences, $50,000, 2016 (PI, Prior)
  • National Science Foundation, REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Collaborative Data Visualization Applications, $265,988, 2016 (Transfer of Support, PI, Prior)
  • Google Inc., Donation to Generating Genius by to widen access to education, £60,000, 2011 (Collaborator, Prior)


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