PhD Students


barida2Bardia Aghabeigi
 is a PhD student at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern, studying under the supervision of Dr. Seif El-Nasr. His main research and development fields include : HCI user research, Social computing, Game Analytics, Data mining, and Visual Analytics for HCI data. I have worked in different game companies, and academic projects as a researcher and developer to develop Data mining , Visual analytic and Business Intelligence solutions to answer the practical questions raised from game researchers, designers, producers, and marketing teams.  Check out my research projects for further details. He is also a passionate game designer, developer, and software engineer. He is looking at games as mediums to promote the social interactions, problem solving, critical thinking, and educational concepts among kids and adult audiences.

Masters Students

NileshNilesh Shahdadpuri is a Masters student at the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. He is working on game engine tools for social training. He is currently integrating smartbody (a system developed by ICT, USC) as a method for controlling character animation in a socially complex improvisational scenarios situated in a virtual multi-player world.

 

LuYufan Lu is a self taught programmer, during his time at the university, he learnt a variety of programming languages (C/C++, Java, C#, etc.) as well as other computer-related studies which eventually led me to find my ultimate interests – computer graphics and games. Through being a member of the ACM/ICPC (ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest) team, his studies at university have allowed me to be more equipped with C/C++/Java languages, laying the foundation for OpenGL and DirectX graphics libraries. In fact, he have used OpenGL/DirectX to write a few games, using technologies such as BSP (Binary Space Partitioning) and particle systems. As a result of his commitment and curiosity to Computer Science led me to gain an internship at Virtuos Co.,Ltd, consequently helping him to further my understanding of the computer gaming industry. His strong interest in Computer Science has prompted him to complete more than 100 thousands lines of computer codes in the past three years. A little demo of his works.

Undergraduate Students

Sean Elks, Undergraduate student in the Digital Arts and Game Design combined major. Currently working in the lab as an artist co-op on the Improv Virtual Environment project for social training.

Alexander Jeney, Undergraduate student in the Digital Arts and Game Design combined major. Currently working in the lab as an artist co-op on the Improv Virtual Environment project for social training.