Director: Andrea Stevenson Won (she/her)
Lab Manager: Isabelle McLeod Daphnis (she/her)
After working in the VEL as an undergraduate, Isabelle McLeod Daphnis took on the role of Lab Manager. She works primarily on the companionship project, studying people’s experience of pain in virtual reality. She is particularly interested in children and VR and VR exposure therapy.
Affiliated PhD Students
Stephanie Belina (Communication)
Ria Gualano (Communication)
Serena Guo (Information Science)
Serena is a PhD student in Information Science interested in blending the physical world with the virtual world through XR, to create innovative spatial experiences that foster understanding between people and our living environment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Hong Kong and an M.Arch degree from Columbia University with an honor award for excellence in design. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring (cities, nature, books) and creating (design, art, food).
Angel Hsing-Chi Hwang (Communication)
Angel is a a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher and Ph.D. student at Cornell University. Her research explores the role of ermerging technology in the future of (team)work, culture, and social interaction. She studies, design, and builds technology that can introduce greater creativity and inclusiveness to our future workplaces.
Yeonju Jang (Information Science)
Yeonju is interested in examining how the flexibility that extended reality (XR) provides, such as avatar presentation and spatial interaction, influences users’ perceptions and behavior, by using behavioral data. Born and raised in Korea, Yeonju is excited to experience the culture of the states and experiment with American sports!
Hyunju Kim (Information Science)
Jonathan Segal (Information Science)
Eric Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in Information Science at Cornell University, advised by Prof. Andrea Stevenson Won. Previously, he was a research intern at Autodesk, Microsoft Research, and Facebook Reality Lab. He has a B.S and M.S. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University, advised by Prof. Mike Y. Chen and Prof. Bing-Yu Chen. His research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Virtual/Mixed Reality (VR/MR).
Current Research Assistants
Isabella (Izzy) LaHaye
Julie Cannon (PhD, Communication)
Mengjia (Becca) Guo
Milos Kartalija (Communication honors thesis)
Byungdoo Kim (Communication, PhD)
Sang Min Kim
Yun Mi Koh
Kaylee Kruzan (PhD, Communication)
Mary Le (MPS in Information Science)
Serena Seo Hyon Lee (MS, Human Factors and Ergonomics)
Xinhe Lian (MPS in Information Science)
Jack H Madden (PhD, Astronomy)
Jun Rong Jeffrey Neo (PhD, Human Behavior and Design)
Yilu Sun (MPS, Information Science)
Terrance Vallery Jr.
Yutong (Jasmine) Wu
Shuo (Vivien) Zhou
Joshua Zhu (Communication honors thesis)