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 […]

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.

Qiyuan Cheng

Masters Student (Thesis) Qiyuan is a masters student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Industrial Engineering and currently working on his thesis. As a graduate research assistant in the HXRI Lab, his research focuses on using human factors methodologies to design, develop, and evaluate VR applications to enhance cognitive, social, and activity engagement […]

Emre Eraslan

PhD Student Emre Eraslan is a PhD student  in the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a graduate research assistant in HXRI Laboratory. He also served as a teaching assistant in many undergraduate and graduate courses such as TAM212, ME200, ME320, ECE515, ECE517, and ECE528. His […]