People

Lab Director

Bernhard E. Riecke

Bernhard E. Riecke

Positions and Affiliations: Associate Professor at SFU-SIAT (School of Interactive Arts and Technology) Associate Member of SFU Cognitive Science Program Contact: ber1 at sfu dot ca SIAT home­page: www.sfu.ca/siat/people/faculty/bernhard-riecke.html Brief Biography I am a psycho-physicist and Cognitive Scientist who’s excited about study­ing how humans orient in … Read more



PostDocs


Students

Abraham Hashemian

Abraham Hashemian

I am a Ph.D. stu­dent in School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a back­ground in com­puter sci­ence. I am inter­ested in design­ing new Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) tech­nolo­gies, espe­cially in vir­tual and aug­mented real­ity. After fin­ish­ing my M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at 2003, I taught for 12 years as a uni­ver­sity instruc­tor, while focusin… Read more


Alex Kitson

Alex Kitson

Alex became a research intern at the iSPACE lab in January 2013, started her Masters in Fall 2014, and artic­u­lated into the PhD pro­gram in Fall 2015. She has a BSc from the University of British Columbia in Cognitive Systems, a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­gram that com­bines psy­chol­ogy, com­puter sci­ence, phi­los­o­phy, and lin­guis­tics. Her research inter­ests involve using an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approach to und… Read more


Denise Quesnel

Denise Quesnel

Denise is join­ing the iSpace team in Fall 2016 as a grad­u­ate stu­dent — details to follow soon.… Read more


Katerina Stepanova

Katerina Stepanova

Katerina is a cog­ni­tive sci­ence stu­dent at SFU cur­rently pur­su­ing an intern­ship and honor’s thesis in the iSpace lab. Her main pas­sion is in using tech­nolo­gies to facil­i­tate per­sonal devel­op­ment by pro­vid­ing people with just the right chal­lenges which will engage them in an inter­ac­tive tasks in the empow­er­ing envi­ron­ment for devel­op­ment of var­i­ous skills. She believes that people may per­ceive… Read more


Mirjana Prpa

Mirjana Prpa

Mirjana Prpa is an archi­tect, a vir­tual real­ity utopian and a grad­u­ate stu­dent ­ researcher at iSpace lab for Virtual Reality at School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Vancouver, Canada. She received a Master Degree in archi­tec­ture from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and has worked mainly on ephemeral designs for per­for­mance art projects includ­ing projects for the­aters and open public sp… Read more


Thinh Nguyen-Vo

Thinh Nguyen-Vo

Thinh is join­ing the iSpace team in Fall 2016 as a grad­u­ate stu­dent — details to follow soon.… Read more



Research Interns


Alumni

Andrew Milne

Andrew Milne

My work is about using edu­ca­tion and tech­nol­ogy to empower people. As a Master’s stu­dent, my research explores the DIY or ‘maker’ com­mu­nity. It stems from my inter­est in rapid pro­to­typ­ing tools, such as 3D print­ers and micro­con­troller boards, and the community’s inno­v­a­tive use of online tools for col­lab­o­ra­tion, includ­ing: open edu­ca­tion resources, open licens­ing on hard­war… Read more


Daniel Feuereissen

Daniel Feuereissen

Daniel’s back­ground is in com­puter sci­ence and psy­chol­ogy. He was study­ing the effect of visual motion illu­sions (vec­tion) on spa­tial per­cep­tion in vir­tual real­ity.… Read more


Daniel Sproll

Daniel Sproll

While actu­ally still in his under­grad­u­ate pro­gram of Cognitive Science at the lovely University of Osnabrueck in Germany, Daniel came to the iSpace Lab to finally get his hands dirty with some real sci­en­tific work, gather new skills and get an impres­sion of the diverse work done at SIAT — and of course to learn how to cheat the mind and get away with it (all in the name of sci­ence, of course).… Read more


Elena Kneer

Elena Kneer

Elena is a Masters stu­dent at RWTH Aachen and cur­rently a vis­it­ing researcher in the iSpace lab doing her Master’s project in Cognitive Psychology in real and vir­tual envi­ron­ments.… Read more


Jacqueline Jordan

Jacqueline Jordan

Jacqueline joined the lab in Fall 2013 work­ing on self-motion per­cep­tion in VR… Read more

  • Position:
    • Alumnus (MSc Student in iSpace Lab)
  • Email:
    • jdjor­dan at sfu.ca
  • Projects:
    • No projects to display.

Jake Freiberg

Jake Freiberg

Jake is driven by a con­stant desire to under­stand how things work, be they mechan­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal, elec­tri­cal, con­cep­tual, etc. Following his grad­u­a­tion from Iowa State University with a B. Arch and a B.S. in Psychology, he plans to inte­grate this back­ground into a larger under­stand­ing of vir­tual design tools in the con­text of psy­cho­log­i­cal processes.… Read more


Jay Vidyarthi

Jay Vidyarthi

Jay Vidyarthi is simul­ta­ne­ously a per­form­ing musi­cian, human-computer inter­ac­tion designer and psy­cho­log­i­cal researcher.  His expe­ri­ence spans from indus­try to acad­e­mia, where he is presently pur­su­ing a Masters degree at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU. Jay’s port­fo­lio includes a unique brand of psy­che­delic blues music, com­pre­hen­sive inter­face design spec­i­fi­ca­tions… Read more


Jim Silvester

Jim Silvester

Jim has a broad back­ground in Interactive Multimedia and Design. He has devel­oped a mul­ti­tude of soft­ware appli­ca­tions with numer­ous devel­op­ment envi­ron­ments, hard­ware devices, and oper­at­ing sys­tems such as: Unity, UDK, Processing, Xbox Kinect, Occulus Rift, HTML5, Android, and iOS. His pri­mary research inter­ests include cre­at­ing and eval­u­at­ing inno­v­a­tive new inter­faces for users to move and … Read more


Lisa Donaldson

Lisa Donaldson

interim stu­dent in Fall 2012 — Spring 2013, work­ing on the influ­ence of con­trast on human self-motion per­cep­tion in Virtual Reality.… Read more


Lonnie Hastings

Lonnie Hastings

Lonnie’s has a back­ground in com­puter sci­ence and psy­chol­ogy. She com­pleted her under­grad­u­ate degree at the University of British Columbia with a BSc in Cognitive Systems, a pro­gram that com­bined psy­chol­ogy, com­puter sci­ence, lin­guis­tics, and phi­los­o­phy. While at UBC she worked as an RA and man­ager of the Visual Cognition Lab with Dr. Ron Rensink, where her pri­mary focus was a study on visua… Read more

  • Affiliations:
    • SIAT, SFU, UBC Visual Cognition Lab, The Boeing Company

  • Position:
    • Alumnus (MSc Student, defended in 2013)
  • Email:
    • bhasting@sfu.ca
  • Projects:

Salvar Sigurdarson

Salvar Sigurdarson

Salvar is a project-oriented viking who cannot turn down a chal­lenge. With a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Iceland, his expe­ri­ence includes report­ing for the largest news­pa­per in Iceland and pro­gram­ming safety-critical soft­ware used in air traf­fic con­trol. Salvar’s latest project involved sell­ing all his belong­ings and moving to Vancouver to study Virtual Reality, and i… Read more


Timofey Grechkin

Timofey Grechkin

Timofey joined iSpace Lab from 2012 — 2014 after receiv­ing his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Iowa. … Read more



Collaborators

(incom­plete list — still under construction)

Alissa Antle

Alissa Antle

Colleague and col­lab­o­ra­tor on var­i­ous projects.… Read more


Bobby Bodenheimer

Bobby Bodenheimer

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Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Colleague and col­lab­o­ra­tor on var­i­ous research projects.… Read more


Diane Gromala

Diane Gromala

Colleague and col­lab­o­ra­tor on var­i­ous research projects.… Read more


Ernst Kruijff

Ernst Kruijff

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Gary Wang

Gary Wang

Collaborator on iSpace­Mecha project… Read more


John Rieser

John Rieser

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Klaus Gramann

Klaus Gramann

Collaborating Researcher… Read more


Petra Jansen

Petra Jansen

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Siamak Arzanpour

Siamak Arzanpour

Collaborator on iSpace­Mecha project.… Read more


Timothy McNamara

Timothy McNamara

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