Indie Lab

The Indie (Interactive Data and Immersive Environments) Lab is a research lab within the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. The Indie Lab engages in human-centered research of interactive visualizations. Our research focuses on the design and evaluation of applications and techniques that support effective interaction and understanding of data, information, and virtual environments. Research areas include human-computer interaction (HCI), human-centered artificial intelligence (HCAI), visual analytics, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D interaction, and trust in intelligent systems.

The Indie Lab includes undergraduate and graduate student researchers.

Faculty

Eric Ragan

Indie Lab Director
Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
University of Florida
Contact: eragan@ufl.edu

Student Researchers

Brett Benda

PhD student, Human-Centered Computing
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality; 3D interaction techniques; Human-computer interaction
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Shaghayegh "Shae" Esmaeili

PhD student, Human-Centered Computing
Research interests: Information visualization; Visual perception of motion; User experience design
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Jeremy Block

PhD student, Human-Centered Computing
Research interests: Visual analytics; Visual communication; Analytic provenance
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Donald Honeycutt

PhD student, Computer Science
Research interests: Human-centered AI; Applied machine learning; Visual analytics
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Amal Hashky

PhD student, Human-Centered Computing
Research interests: Human-centered AI; Data science; Human-computer interaction
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Benjamin Rheault

PhD student, Computer Science
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality; Visualization; Data science
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Ahmed Rageeb Ahsan

PhD student, Human-Centered Computing
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality; Visualization; Data science
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Reza Shahriari

PhD student, Computer Science
Research interests: Usable security; Human-centered AI; Data science
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William Coggins

PhD student, Computer Science
Research interests: Human-centered AI; Explainable AI; Human-computer interaction
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Jennifer "Ferby" Cremer

PhD student, Computer Sciences (Co-advised with chair Dr. Jorg Peters)
Research interests: Medical visualization; Graphics; Virtual reality
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Zoe Brown

BS student, Computer Science
Research interests: Human-computer interaction
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Isabel Mitre

BS student, Computer Science
Research interests: Human-computer interaction
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Yanna Lin

BS student, Computer Science
Research interests: Human-computer interaction
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Tyler Audino

BS student, Computer Science
Research interests: Human-computer interaction
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Sam Lonneman

BS student, Computer Science
Research interests: Visualization; Virtual and augmented reality; Data science
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Alumni: PhD Graduates

Mahsan Nourani

PhD, Computer Science
Research interests: Human-centered AI; Human-computer interaction; Visualization
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Sina Mohseni

PhD, Computer Science
Research interests: Machine learning; Human-centered AI; Human-computer interaction
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Alumni: Completed Theses

Dustin Han

MS, Visualization (MS Thesis)
Research interests: Character animation; Virtual and augmented reality
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Alyssa Peña

MS, Visualization (MS Thesis)
Research interests: Data science; Information visualization; Virtual reality
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Shyam Prathish Sargunam

MS, Visualization (MS Thesis)
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality; 3D interaction
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Suhail Mohamed

MS, Visualization (MS Thesis)
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality; 3D interaction
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Qinghong Xu

MS, Visualization (MS Thesis)
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality; Animation; Virtual characters
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Kasra Rahimi

BS, Computer Science (Undergraduate Thesis)
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality
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Travis Stebbins

BS, Computer Science (Undergraduate Thesis)
Research interests: Virtual and augmented reality
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