Members

Director

Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (Philart) 

Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and by courtesy, Computer Science at Virginia Tech

Cognitive Science & Computer Science at Michigan Tech

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr. Roboticist

We're eagerly looking for a new postdoc.

Come, join us!!!

Dr. Artist

We're eagerly looking for a new postdoc.

Come, join us!!!

Graduate Students

Jaclyn Barnes

Computer Science, PhD

Chihab Nadri

Industrial and Systems Engineering, PhD

Manhua Wang

Industrial and Systems Engineering, PhD

Abhraneil Dam

Industrial and Systems Engineering, PhD

Levern Currie

Industrial and Systems Engineering, PhD

Maryam Rahimi Movassagh

Industrial and Systems Engineering, PhD

Sushmethaa Muhundan

Computer Science, MS

Gunnar Nelson

Computer Science, MS

Moustafa Tabbarah

Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS

Yusheng Cao

Computer Science, MS

Undergraduate Students

Emily Lawson

ISE, BE

Megan Eskew

ISE, BE

Skye Taylor

ISE, BE

Jia Dong

ISE, BE

Haley Swaim

ISE, BE

Jake Mamros

ISE, BE

Matthew Banka

Computer Science, BS

Visiting Scholars

Doyoung Park

Dr. Samantha Jansen

Dr. Andreas Riener

Alumni

Dr. Seulchan Lee

Dr. Lee was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mind Music Machine Lab at Virginia Tech in 2019-2020. Now, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Gyeongsang National University in South Korea.

Dr. Zhi "Jenny" Zheng

Dr. Zheng was a Research Assistant Professor at the Mind Music Machine Lab at Michigan Tech in 2016-2017. Now, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dr. S. Maryam "Shabnam" FakhrHosseini (MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors) sfakhrho[at]mtu.edu

Dr. FakhrHosseini received her PhD degree in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from Michigan Tech in 2018. Her PhD dissertation is entitled, "How do angry drivers respond to emotional music? A comprehensive perspective on assessing emotion". Now, she is a postdoc researcher at MIT AgeLab.

Dr. Jason Sterkenburg (PhD in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors) jtsterke[at]mtu.edu

Dr. Sterkenburg received his PhD degree in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from Michigan Tech in 2018. His PhD dissertation is entitled, "Design and evaluation of auditory-supported air gesture controls in vehicles". Now, he is a Human Factors Senior Engineer at BD Medical.

Dr. Steven Landry (PhD in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors) sglandry[at]mtu.edu

Dr. Landry received his PhD degree in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors from Michigan Tech in 2019. His PhD dissertation is entitled, "Interactive sonification strategies for the motion and emotion of dance performances". After working as a postdoc researcher at MIT AgeLab, now, he is working as a driver performance researcher at GM.

Dr. Ruimin Zhang (PhD in Computer Science) ruiminz[at]mtu.edu

Dr. Zhang received her PhD in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2016. Now, she is working as a software engineer in the core financial applications group at Bloomberg LLC in New York City.

Harsh Sanghavi (MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering) harshks[at]vt.edu

Harsh received his MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2020. His MS thesis is entitled, "Measuring the influence of anger on takeover performance in semi-automated vehicles".

Sangjin Ko (MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering) sangjinko[at]vt.edu

Sangjin received his MEng in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2020. During his tenure at VT, he was working on the emotive robot voice project, the gesture-based drone controller project, the new auditory dispaly for level 4 automated vehicles project, and the computational modeling of driver behavior in semi-automated vehicle project.

Ashin Marin Thomas (MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering) ashinmarin[at]vt.edu

Ashin received her MEng (MS project option) in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2020. Her MS project is entitled, "Comparative Analysis of Facial Affect Detection Algorithms".

Eric Vasey (MS in Computer Science) emvasey[at]mtu.edu

Eric received his accelerated MS in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2018. During his tenure he worked on many projects, including the smart exercise app for the blind people, the drone controller using a Myo armband, the child-robot theater project in the lab. Now, he is working as a software deverloper in industry.

Ridwan Ahmed Khan (MS in Computer Science) ridwank[at]mtu.edu

Ridwan received his MS in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2017. His MS thesis is entitled, "Musical exercise for people with visual impairments". Now, he is working as a software developer in industry .

Jaclyn Barnes (MS in Computer Science) jaclynb[at]mtu.edu

Jaclyn received her MS in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2017. Her MS thesis is entitled, "Musical robot dance freeze for children". Now, she is a PhD student in Computer Science, Michigan Tech.

Yuanjing "Sunny" Sun (MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors) ysun4[at]mtu.edu

Sunny received her MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors at Michigan Tech in 2016. Her MS thesis is entitled, "Multisensory cue congruency in lane change test". Now, she is working at United Technologies Research Center in Shanghai.

Steven Landry (MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors) sglandry[at]mtu.edu

Steven received his MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors at Michigan Tech in 2016. His MS thesis is entitled, "Gettin’ active at passive crossings: Investigating the efficacy of in-vehicle auditory alerts for rail road crossings". Now, he is a PhD student in the tri-M Lab.

Jason Sterkenburg (MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors) jtsterke[at]mtu.edu

Jason received his MS in Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors at Michigan Tech in 2015. His MS thesis is entitled, "Impacts of distraction on driving: an analysis of physical, cognitive, and emotional distraction". Now, he is a PhD student in the tri-M Lab.

Hongrui "Rick" Hu (Industrial and Systems Engineering) hongruih[at]vt.edu

Rick received his BE in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Now, Rick is a MS student in Engineering Management Program at the University of Southern California.

Chairunisa "Dani" Anaya (Industrial and Systems Engineering) danaya14[at]vt.edu

Dani received her BE in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. She was working on the visual art sonification project and contributed to ICAD papers.

Emily Lawson (Industrial and Systems Engineering) emily03[at]vt.edu

Emily received her BE in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. She was working on the emotive robot voice project and the auditory heuristic project.

Xuan Li (Industrial and Systems Engineering) leonxuan[at]vt.edu

Xuan received his BE in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. He was working on the in-vehicle auditory alerts for highway rail corssings project.

Siting Liu (Industrial and Systems Engineering) siting1[at]vt.edu

Siting received her BE in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. She was working on the new auditory display for level 4 automated vehicle project.

Joseph Ryan (Psycholoy & Computer Science) jdryan[at]mtu.edu

Joey received his BS in Psychology and Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2018. Now, he is working as a Heuristics and Adaptive Strategies Manager at 24G in Michigan.

Dylan Lettinga (Computer Science) dletting[at]mtu.edu

Dylan received his BS in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2018.

Qinzhe "Justin" Zhang (Computer Engineering)

Qinzhe (Justin) received his BS in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Tech. Now, Justin is a grad student in CS at Syracuse Univ.

Joshua Johnson (Computer Science)

Joshua received his BS in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2017.

Maxwell Vallis (Psychology) mhvallis[at]mtu.edu

Max received his BS in Psychology at Michigan Tech in 2016. He was also a Tech ice hockey player!! He was working on the "music effects on emotional driver" project.

Eric Vasey (Computer Science) emvasey@mtu.edu

Eric received his BS in Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2016. Now, he is an accelerated MS student in the tri-M Lab, Computer Science Department at Tech.

Rahul "Neil" Bose (BS in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics) rbose[at]mtu.edu

Neil received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech in 2015. After working as a mechanical engineer in Advanced Concept Development at Kohler Co., now he is a MA student in Interdisciplinary Studies, Pro-Environmental Consumer Behavior at University of Toronto.

Paul Kirby (BS in Audio Technology and Computer Science) prkirby[at]mtu.edu

Paul received his BS in Audio Technology and Computer Science at Michigan Tech in 2015.

Jayde Croschere (BS in Psychology) jmcrosch[at]mtu.edu

Jayde received her BS in Psychology at Michigan Tech in 2015.

William Lehman (BS in Psychology) welehman[at]mtu.edu

Will received his BS in Psychology with a minor in Law and Society in 2014. Now he is a graduate student in the Human Factors Graduate Program at Old Dominion University.

Abbey Westphal (BS in Psychology) amwestph[at]mtu.edu

Abbey received her BS in Psychology at Michigan Tech in 2013. Now she is a graduate student at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work Program.