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Faculty

Matt Huenerfauth
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
Homepage: http://huenerfauth.ist.rit.edu
Email: matt (dot) huenerfauth (at) rit.edu
Interests: Assistive technology and accessible computing, natural language processing, sign language computational linguistics, virtual human animation, user-based evaluation of assistive technology.

Graduate Students

Allen Harper
Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Email: avrharper (at) gmail (dot) com
Homepage: http://www.allenharper.net
Interests: User-interface design, use of eye-tracking technologies in usability experiments, predicting task performance based on user eye-tracking data.

Hernisa Kacorri
Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Email: (CUNY email not yet assigned)
Homepage: http://latlab.cs.qc.cuny.edu/kacorri
Interests: Linguistically accurate and realistic facial expression in animations of American Sign Language, experimental evaluation of accessibility technologies with users with disabilities.

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Research Team during Summer 2009

Photo of students and researchers during summer 2009.

Research Team during Summer 2011

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Research Team during Summer 2013

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Alumni of the LATLab

Josh Waxman
Graduated Summer 2014: Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Email: joshwaxman (at) gmail (dot) com
Homepage: http://latlab.cs.qc.cuny.edu/josh
Interests: Computational linguistic techniques for low-density languages, techniques for bridging natural language processing tools and resources from high-density languages to related low-density languages.

Pengfei Lu
Graduated Fall 2013: Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Email: pengfeilv (at) gmail (dot) com
Homepage: http://latlab.cs.qc.cuny.edu/pengfei
Interests: Motion-capture data analysis and the computational linguistics of sign languages, animation technology for sign language, experimental evaluation of accessibility technologies with users with disabilities.

Lijun Feng
Graduated Summer 2010: Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Email: lijun7 (dot) feng (at) gmail (dot) com
Homepage: http://lijun.symptotic.com/
Interests: natural language processing (NLP), in particular readability, text comprehension and text simplification, and machine learning.

Jackson Yeh
Graduated Spring 2010: M.A. Student, Computer Science
CUNY Queens College
Email: jackson.yeh (at) qc (dot) cuny (dot) edu 
Interests: Virtual human animation programming, arm movement planning for sign language.

Priscilla Diaz
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Queens College
Interests: Collection, indexing, and organization of data from experimental studies.
Spring 2014

Jonathan Lamberton
Research Assistant
Research Foundation of CUNY
Project Staff 2008-2014, Interests: Collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data, experiments involving Deaf research subjects, and educational outreach activities.

Miriam Morrow
Research Assistant
Research Foundation of CUNY
Project Staff 2013-2014, Interests: Designing animations of sign language for use in experiments.

Molly Sachs
Research Consultant / Linguistic Analyst
Gallaudet University
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, annotation of ASL motion-capture data and video.
Project Staff 2013-2014, Formerly an undergraduate student researcher (NSF REU), Summer 2012, visiting from Gallaudet University.

Jennifer Marfino
Undergraduate Student Researcher (NSF REU)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Interests: Design and creation of of experimental stimuli, analysis of video and motion data.
Summer 2013

Fang Zhou Yang
Undergraduate Student Researcher (NSF REU)
Gallaudet University
Interests: Designing animations of sign language for experiments, analysis of video and motion data..
Summer 2013

Meredith Turtletaub
Research Consultant / Linguistic Analyst
Teacher's College - Columbia University Graduate School of Education
Interests: Collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data; elicitation of ASL corpora; design of linguistic annotation procedures.
Summer 2011, Summer 2010
Formerly an undergraduate student researcher (NSF REU), Summer 2010, visiting from University of Pennsylvania

Wesley Clarke
Undergraduate Student Researcher (NSF REU)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Interests: Laboratory coordination, management of American Sign Language linguistic analysis team, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data.
Summer 2012 and 2011
Videos: Wesley's Research Experience Video Blog, Lab Tour 2009, Lab Equipment 2009.
Formerly a high school student researcher, Summer 2009 and 2010, Lexington School for the Deaf.

Rea Bhasin
Undergraduate student researcher
Queens College
Interests: Accessibility, experiment design.
Fall 2010

Amanda Krieger
Undergraduate student researcher (NSF REU)
Gallaudet University
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data.
Video: Lab Tour 2009.
Summer 2009

Evans Seraphin
High school student researcher
Lexington School for the Deaf
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, design of ASL signs for animation software.
Videos: High School Students Video 2012.
Summer 2012 and 2013

Christine Singh
High school student researcher
Forest Hills High School
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, design of ASL signs for animation software.
Videos: High School Students Video 2012.
Summer 2012 and 2013

Kaushik Pillapakkam
High school student researcher
Lexington School for the Deaf
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, design of ASL signs for animation software.
Summer 2013

Fatimah Mohammed
High school student researcher
Murry Bergtraum High School
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, design of ASL signs for animation software.
Videos: High School Students Video 2012.
Summer 2012

Giovanni Moriarty
High school student researcher
P.S. 47 ASL and English Secondary School
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data, design of ASL signs for animation software.
Videos: Gio's Research Experience Video Blog, High-Speed Campus and Lab Tour, Equipment and Software 2011.
Summer 2011, Summer 2012

Kenya Bryant
High school student researcher
Murry Bergtraum High School
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data.
Videos: Kenya's Research Experience Video Blog, High-Speed Campus and Lab Tour, Equipment and Software 2011.
Summer 2011

Raymond Ramirez
High school student researcher
Blind Brook High School
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data.
Videos: Ray's Research Experience Video Blog, High-Speed Campus and Lab Tour, Equipment and Software 2011.
Summer 2011

Kelsey Gallagher
High school student researcher
Oyster Bay High School
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data.
Videos: Kelsey's Research Experience Video Blog, Lab Tour 2009, Lab Equipment 2009.
Summer 2009

Aaron Pagan
High school student researcher
Middle College High School
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data.
Summer 2009

Jaime Penzellna
High school student researcher
Lexington School for the Deaf
Interests: American Sign Language linguistic analyst, collection and annotation of ASL motion-capture data.
Video: Jaime's Research Experience Video Blog.
Summer 2010