Chris Harrison

Chris is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science. He directs the Future Interfaces Group, broadly investigating novel sensing technologies and interaction techniques.

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Craig Shultz

Craig is a post-doctoral researcher. Before CMU, he was the VP of Research and Development at Tanvas, where he developed novel electroadhesive touchscreens based on his PhD research at Northwestern University in Ed Colgate and Michael Peshkin's lab for surface haptic technology development.

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Karan Ahuja

Karan is a Ph.D. student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. He uses his background in computer vision, signal processing and applied machine learning to create novel sensing and interaction technologies.

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Vivian Shen

Vivian is a second-year Ph.D. student at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon. Her research interests lie in computer perception, which includes computer vision, sensors and sensing.

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Nathan Riopelle

Nathan is a Ph.D. student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. His research is centered around developing novel sensing modalities for enabling new classes of interactive experiences.

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Daehwa Kim

Daehwa is a research associate at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon. She is interested in sensing technologies to increase the information bandwidth between humans and computers for high-fidelity interactions.

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Vimal Mollyn

Vimal is a research associate in the lab. He's interested in creating novel ways for users to interact with the world, using his background in sensing, machine learning and robotics.

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Yuran Ding

Yuran is a research associate in the lab, having just finished her undergrad at Carnegie Mellon in Cognitive Science, HCI and Design. Her research interests include haptics interfaces, intuitive interactions, and XR interfaces.

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Ph.D. Alumni

Gierad Laput • Homepage • Now running a research group at Apple AI.
Robert Xiao •
Homepage • Now an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia.
Yang Zhang •
Homepage • Now an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA.

Postdoc Alumni

Sven Mayer • Homepage • Now an Assistant Professor (Jun. Prof.) in Media Informatics at LMU Munich.

Master Alumni

John Horstman
Zhiquan Yeo
Ketaki Rao

Anuraag Jain
Gregory Lew

Undergraduate and Other Alumni

Cathy Fang
Yue Jiang
Fred Choi
Deval Shah
Stanley Zhang
Matthew Savage
Zachary Wade
Avi Romanoff
Evi Bernitsas
Divya Hariharan
James Marsanico
Brendan Kiu
Ronnie Ghose
Noreen Saeed

Cassie Scheirer
James Spann
Darcy Cao
Virag Varga
Chinmay Hejmadi
Susan So Eun Park
Cyrus Tabrizi
Junhan Zhou
Ishan Chatterjee
Ticha Sethapakdi
Zach Sweigart
Shilpa Ramamurthy
Jason Mirra
Adam Borochoff


We would also like to thank the following colleagues that make our research possible and impactful:

Cindy Chepanoske, George Darakos, John Porco, Carolyn Buzzelli-Stumpf, John Antanitis and Queenie Kravitz.