Nimit Presents at the HCI International 2024 Conference

Nimit presented at the HCI International 2024 Conference on “Evaluation of Large Language Model Generated Dialogues for an AI-Based VR Nurse Training Simulator. This collaborative research explores using LLMs like ChatGPT and Google Gemini to enhance VR nurse training through realistic patient interactions. The study assessed generated scripts using lexical matching, semantic similarity, and sentiment […]

Creighton Cooper

Masters Student Creighton completed his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University in 2022. He is currently a graduate student in the UIUC iCAN program and is working as a research assistant in the HRXI Laboratory working on developing a VR nurse training simulator project. Creighton is focused on the integration of machine […]

Jay Patel

Masters Student Jay Patel is a graduate student at the Siebel School of Computing and Data Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in the iCAN program. He works as a research assistant in the HXRI lab. He is currently working on an LLM-based VR nurse training simulator to enhance nurse training through VR immersive simulations in […]

Philip Xie-O’Malley

Undergraduate Student Philip is an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Electrical Engineering. As an undergraduate research assistant in the HRXI lab, he works on the VR nurse training simulator project by training wit.ai models using Natural Language Processing and supervising trial tests to continuously improve the simulator’s accuracy and effectiveness […]

Xinhui Hu

PhD Student Xinhui Hu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Information Sciences program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her current research focuses on the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and User-Centered Design, with a particular emphasis on mental models and empathy virtual reality. Xinhui has contributed her expertise as a user experience researcher to a diverse […]

Professor Gupta has received the James Franklin Sharp Outstanding Teaching Award in Industrial Engineering!

Professor Gupta has received the James Franklin Sharp Outstanding Teaching Award in Industrial Engineering! This award is open to faculty members of the Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering who excel in teaching undergraduate industrial engineering. The Sharp Outstanding Teaching Award in Industrial Engineering was established through a philanthropic donation by Dr. James Franklin […]

Emre Presents at the Inaugural Student Conference Hosted by Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering

The Inaugural Student Conference hosted by Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering (ISE) provided a platform for graduate students in ISE to present their research via oral presentations or posters, covering various concentrations such as Data Analytics/ Decision and Control Systems/ Design and Manufacturing/ Financial Engineering/ Operations Research/ Human Factors. Additionally, esteemed professors Simge Küçükyavuz and […]

Jacob Presents at the Signature Event of Undergraduate Research Week, the Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS)

Since 2008, the Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) has been the hallmark event of Undergraduate Research Week at the University of Illinois (U of I). Initially attended by just a few hundred undergraduates, participation has surged to well over 800 students. Throughout the day-long event, students showcase their research through concurrent oral and poster presentations, including […]

HXRI Lab Attends a Spring Open House Hosted by McKechnie Family LIFE Home

On April 18th, 2024, the McKechnie Family LIFE Home hosted an open house, providing an opportunity for guests to explore the facility’s research endeavors. Attendees engaged with researchers, robots, and various technologies, while faculty, post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students presented research demonstrations. Notable guests such as Jim and Karen McKechnie, Michael Vitoux, Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Dean […]

HXRI Lab gives a Talk at the Graduate Student and Professor Panel at EOH 2024

The Grainger College of Engineering Open House (EOH) kicked off on April went through April 6. The 102nd Edition of EOH will feature 200+ exhibits organized by 250+ future engineers. Students from all branches of engineering establish displays to emphasize to the public the importance of science in daily life and to demonstrate the potential impact of future technology. Additionally, leading-edge corporations […]