About Me

I am a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at the University of Florida. I work in the Indie Lab under the supervision of Dr. Eric Ragan.

I am interested both in first-person and third-person applications of hand remapping techniques and how users detect, perceive, and benefit from their use. My work has determined detection thresholds for constant offsets and offsets induced by scaled motion. I also have worked in display of 3D spatial data on desktops, specifically for drone flight visualizations in training applications.

I graduated in Spring 2019 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Arts and Sciences. Previously, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant under Dr. Jaime Ruiz of the Ruiz HCI Lab. I also worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for CAP3220, CEN3031, and COP3503 in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department.


Contact Info

Email: brett.benda@ufl.edu
Twitter: @brett_benda
Instagram: @brettbenda

News

8/11/2021: My paper The Effects of Virtual Avatar Visibility on Pointing Interpretation by Observers in 3D Environments was accepted to the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2021.

8/5/2020: My paper Determining Detection Thresholds for Fixed Positional Offsets for Virtual Hand Remapping in Virtual Reality was accepted to the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2020.