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 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 […]

Shreekant Gokhale

Masters Student Shreekant completed his master’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2023. He is currently a graduate research assistant in the HXRI Laboratory, actively contributing to a VR nurse training simulator project. In this role, he has focused on evaluating scripts generated by Large Language Models using autonomous metrics and […]

Nimit Kapadia

Masters Student Nimit Kapadia is a Masters’ student in the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is specializing in Computer Science and Advanced Analytics. His research work includes contributions to Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Extended Reality (XR), financial engineering and medical cyber-physical systems. Nimit’s […]

Chin-Hao Lo

Masters Student Hank is an MCS student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He works on VRtual Ed project in the HRXI lab. Additionally, His primary research interests lie in system programming, machine learning, and virtual reality.

Jacob Stolker

Undergraduate Student Jacob is a BS-MCS student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying Computer Science. As an undergraduate research assistant in the HRXI Lab, he primarily works on developing VR applications and providing technical advice and perspective. Apart from his research, he is interested in systems, computer hardware, computer security, and cryptography. In his […]

Sainath Ganesh

Masters Student Sainath is a masters student majoring in CS at UIUC. He loves working with emerging technologies such as AR/VR, Computer Vision and AI. He has been appreciated by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi for his work utilizing VR and AI for Yoga and has also received a research grant from Nvidia […]

Ben Guan

Undergraduate Student Ben is a BS-MCS student currently studying computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He enjoys game development on the side and works as a developer on several VR apps for the CREATE VR Project. Currently, he is working on various quality of life features for these apps in Unity. Outside […]