Angus Forbes

Angus leads the EVL Creative Coding Research Group at UIC. He is an Assistant Professor in the Electronic Visualization Lab within the Department of Computer Science. He also has a courtesy appointment in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is affiliated with the UIC Collaborative Neuroimaging Environment for Connectomics. His research investigates multidisciplinary topics related to the fields of information visualization, computer graphics, and human-computer interaction. His artwork, performances, and multimedia installations have been shown throughout the world. The research and projects pages provide more information about Angus’ work, and his C.V. can be found at http://angusforbes.com.

Daria Tsoupikova

Daria is an Associate Professor in the School of Design at University of Illinois at Chicago, affiliated with the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. Her research and artwork include virtual reality, interactive animation, and computer graphics. Her work lies at the crossroads of artistic and technological innovation, and explores the potential of new media and interactivity in relation to traditional arts. Current projects investigate educational multimedia applications, interactive film, virtual explorations of cultural heritage sites, and virtual rehabilitation for stroke survivors.
Anıl Çamcı

Anıl joined the Creative Coding Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher in Fall 2015. Anıl is the founding coordinator of the Sonic Arts Graduate Program at the Istanbul Technical University, Center for Advanced Studies in Music. For the past five years, he has been supervising research and teaching courses on multimedia programming, historical and critical analysis of sonic arts, and physical computing. His research interests include cognition and cross-modal narratives, generative audio, human-computer interaction, and multimedia design within mixed reality contexts. More information about Anıl can be found at his website: http://anilcamci.com.
Johnson GadElkarim

Johnson Jonaris GadElkarim Keiriz joined the Creative Coding Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher in Fall 2016. Johnson earned his PhD degree from the UIC Electrical & Computer Engineering department in 2013. During his PhD, he preformed research on diffusion MRI image analysis, human brain network (connectome) generation, analysis and visualization. His current research focuses on finding new ways of visualizing connectomes allowing neuroscientists to better understand brain connectivity maps. He performs research jointly with the CoNECt lab. More information about Johnson can be found at linkedin.com/in/johnson-keiriz-95671a5b. .
Kyle Almryde

Kyle is a PhD student in the UIC Computer Science Department and a Research Assistant in the EVL Creative Coding Group. He is an alumnus of Dr. Elena Plante’s Speech and Hearing Lab at University of Arizona, where his research involved visualizing and analyzing fMRI data in order to learn more about language acquisition. More information about Kyle’s work can be found at his website.
Hai Thanh Tran

Hai joined the EVL Creative Coding Research Group in Fall 2016 as a PhD student in the UIC Computer Science Department. His research interests include machine learning, data science, and human-computer interaction. He was a backup member of Vietnam team in the International Mathematical Olympiad 2007. More information about Hai and his work can be found at hai-t.net.
Shiwangi Singh

Shiwangi joined the Creative Coding Research Group as a second year Masters student in Fall 2016. Her research interest involves applying machine learning and deep learning techniques to computer vision tasks as well as scientific visualization. She is currently working on a project to automatically convert casual speech into clear speech.
Paul Murray

Paul is a Masters student in the Creative Coding Research Group and was formerly an NSF IGERT fellow in the ESP-IGERT program at UIC. He has a Masters in Sociology from the University of Arizona, where he investigated social network analysis. His current interests include data journalism, cultural analytics, and interactive data visualization. Paul’s work has appeared in and/or been presented at VAST, CG&A, BioVis, and MapInteract. Paul currently works at the New York Times’ Interactive News Desk. More information about his research and artworks can be found at http://plmrry.com.
Alumni of the Creative Coding Research Group

2013-2016

Brett Balgoh is a Chicago-based artist currently working with the electromagnetic spectrum and its use in communications networks. Brett joined the Creative Coding Research Group as a visiting researcher in Spring 2016. More information about Brett can be found on his website: http://brettbalogh.com.

 

Tuan Dang joined the Creative Coding Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher in Fall 2014 to develop novel tools for visualizing and analyzing biological systems. His research on interactive visual analytics has appeared in Computer Graphics Forum and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and has been presented at VIS, EuroVis, and PacificVis, among others. Tuan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Texas Tech University. More information about Tuan can be found at his website.

 

Marco Cavallo received a Masters degree in computer science at UIC as an exchange student from Politecnico di Milano. He joined the EVL Creative Coding Research Group to investigate topics in mobile development, data mining, and visualization. He is currently working on interactive projects for mixed and augmented reality. More information about Marco can be found at his website: mastercava.it.

 

Andrea Purgato received a Masters degree at UIC as an exchange student from Politecnico di Milano, His research interests are related to software engineering and visualization. Coding is his world. He joined the EVL Creative Coding Research Group to develop new GPU progamming techniques to boost algorithms for analyzing brain networks.

 

Chihua Ma is a PhD Student in the UIC Computer Science Department under the advisement of Dr. Robert Kenyon. She is working with the Creative Coding Research Group to develop interactive visualizations of dynamic brain networks. Her main research interests are in data visualization and human computer interaction. More information about Chihua’s research and artwork can be found at her website.

 

Francesco Paduano joined the EVL Creative Coding Research Group as an exchange student from Politecnico di Milano to investigate novel representations for visualizing biological pathways in Spring 2015. He is currently employed at Dropbox in San Francisco. More information about Francesco’s work can be found at http://www.francescopaduano.com.

 

Giorgio Conte joined the EVL Creative Coding Research Group as exchange student from Politecnico di Milano to work on interactive visualizations of brain networks in Spring 2015. He is currently an analyst at Moviri, Inc.

 

Massimo De Marchi joined the Creative Coding Research Group as an exchange student affiliated with the Necst Lab at Politecnico di Milano to work on the visualization of public transportation systems in Spring 2015. More information about Massimo’s work can be found at http://www.massimodemarchi.com. He currently works at Ink of Pixel.

 

Kelland Thomas was the co-director of the Creative Coding Lab from 2013 through Summer 2014. Until May 2016, he directed Creative Coding projects at the University of Arizona, where he was a Professor with joint appointments in Music and the School of Information. He is currently the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research involves evolving linguistic structures through analyses of machine improvisation and augmenting instruments with sensors for performance. For more information about Kelland’s research and performance, go to http://kellandthomas.com.

 

Javier Villegas joined the Creative Coding Lab at University of Arizona as a postdoctoral researcher in Summer 2013. Javier’s research explores the narrative and creative possibilities of analysis and synthesis techniques in video signals. Javier was a lecturer at the University of Arizona in 2014, and now works on developing new microcontrllers as a researcher at Bauer Safety Engineering. More information about Javier can be found at his website: http://javiervillegas.info.

 

Ronak Etemadpour joined the Creative Coding Lab as a postdoctoral researcher in Fall 2013. Her research explores perceptual aspects of multidimensional data analysis tasks for 2D and 3D visualizations. She has conducted many controlled studies that assess the allocation of a user’s visual attention by observing his or her performance, speed, and confidence in completing tasks using different visual encodings in immersive stereoscopic environments. Ronak is currently an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Oklahoma State University. More information about Ronak can be found at her website.

 

Christopher Jette is a composer, performer, educator and concert organizer. His compositions and research address the intersection of technology and human interaction in the creative and performative arenas. Christopher was a postdoctoral researcher in the Creative Coding Lab in 2013. He is currently a Grant Wood Fellow in Music at the University of Iowa, where he is a visiting assistant professor for 2015-2016. More information about Christopher can be found on his website: http://cj.lovelyweather.com.

 

Shloka Mitesh Desai was an undergraduate researcher in the Creative Coding Lab in 2013 and 2014. She is passionate about applying her interests in information visualization and human-computer interaction to create social software that inspires people to help change the world. She is currently a graduate student in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University.