Faculty

Mirela Alistar
Mirela Alistar
Assistant Professor • Living Matter Lab • BIOCHIPS, PERSONAL MEDICINE, DIY BIO • COMPUTER SCIENCE
ATLAS Institute
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John Bacus
Lecturer, Co-Chair Board of Advisors, ATLAS Institute • Vice President of User Software, PassiveLogic • DESIGN, AR/VR, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
ATLAS Institute
Amy Banic
Amy Banić
Associate Professor Adjunct • 3D UI, AR/VR/XR, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, HCI
Computer Science
Carson Bruns
Carson Bruns
Assistant Professor • Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials • CREATIVE MOLECULAR NANOTECH • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Ruscha Cohen
Ruscha Cohen
Lecturer • Co-Director Graduate Programs • GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Laura Devendorf
Laura Devendorf
Assistant Professor • Unstable Design Lab • SMART TEXTILES, HCI, DESIGN RESEARCH • INFORMATION SCIENCE
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Arielle Dispenza
Director of Undergraduate Programs • Teaching Assistant Professor • HCI, INTERACTION DESIGN, ART
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
Professor • Director, ATLAS Partnerships & Innovation • ACME Lab • DESIGN, TANGIBLE INTERACTION, HAPPY HEALTHY LIVING • COMPUTER SCIENCE
Jill Dupre
Jill Van Matre Dupré
ATLAS Associate Director • Co-Director Graduate Programs • Professor of Engineering Practice • TECH POLICY, SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT, INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION
Steven Frost
Steven Frost
Faculty Director, B2 Center for Media, Arts & Performance
Media Studies
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Justin Gitlin
Lecturer • Industry Mentor • CREATIVE CODER • MUSICIAN • MULTIMEDIA ARTIST
CACHEFLOWE
Mark Gross
Mark D. Gross
Professor • ATLAS Director • DESIGN, ROBOTICS, TANGIBLE INTERACTION • COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Kevin Hoth
Kevin Hoth
Lecturer • PHOTOGRAPHY, DIGITAL IMAGING
ATLAS Institute
Zef Houssney
Zef Houssney
Lecturer
ATLAS Institute
Daneil Leithinger
Daniel Leithinger
Assistant Professor • THING Lab • SHAPE CHANGING & HAPTIC INTERFACES • COMPUTER SCIENCE
grace leslie
Grace Leslie
Assistant Professor • Brain Music Lab • MUSICIAN, BRAIN-MUSIC INTERFACES, ELECTRONIC MUSIC • COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Julien Lynge
Julien Lynge
Lecturer
ATLAS Institute
Annie Margaret
Annie Margaret
Teaching Assistant Professor • STORYTELLING • PSYCHOTECHNOLOGIES • ATTENTION ACTIVISM
ATLAS Institute
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Max Nova
Lecturer
ATLAS Institute
Erika Palmer
Erika Palmer
Lecturer • SOCIAL IMPACT
Anthony Pinter
Anthony Pinter
Teaching Assistant Professor
ATLAS Institute
Denise Powell
Denise Powell
Lecturer • MS, TMS—Information and Communication Technology for Development '18
Danny Rankin
Danny Rankin
Teaching Assistant Professor • Whaaat!? Lab • MATERIALS, GAMES, GRAPHIC DESIGN
Sheiva Rezvani
Sheiva Rezvani
Teaching Assistant Professor • ART & DESIGN, SOCIOTECHNOLOGY, DEAD MEDIA
Peter Rosenthal
Peter Rosenthal
Lecturer • MS, CTD—Creative Industries '22
ATLAS Institute
David Schaal
David Schaal
Teaching Associate Professor • Lead Multimedia Instructor • SOUND DESIGN, DIGITAL ARTS
Joel Swanson
Joel Swanson
Associate Professor • TYPO Studio • ART, DESIGN, TYPOGRAPHY • Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics & Society
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Brittney VanHorssen
Lecturer • USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
ATLAS Institute
Rishi Vanukuru
Rishi Vanukuru
Lecturer • PhD Student • XR, CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION, MUSIC
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Zack Weaver
Zack Weaver
Lecturer
ATLAS Institute
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John Weiss
Lecturer
ATLAS Institute
ruhan yang
Ruhan Yang
Lecturer • PhD Candidate • MS, CTD—Creative Industries '21 • TOY DESIGN, PAPER CRAFT
ATLAS Institute
Shaz Zamore
Shaz Zamore
Teaching Assistant Professor • STEM Outreach • OUTREACH & INCLUSION, NEUROENGINEERING, VR/AR
Ran Zhou
Ran Zhou
Lecturer • PhD Student • HRI, HAPTICS, TANGIBLE INTERACTION
ATLAS Institute

Post Docs and Research Interns

Hyejin Kwon
Hyejin Kwon
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Mechanical Engineering
Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera
Post-Doctoral Researcher • Computing Innovation Fellow • HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION • DIGITAL FABRICATION
ATLAS Institute
Midhun Sreekumar Menon
Midhun Sreekumar Menon
NASA Post-Doctoral Associate
ATLAS Institute

Affiliate Faculty

Alaa Ahmed
Alaa Ahmed
Associate Professor
Integrative Physiology • Mechanical Engineering
Lecia Barker
Lecia Barker
Associate Professor
Information Science
August Black
August Black
Assistant Professor, Critical Media Practices
College of Media Communication and Information
Jed Brubaker
Jed Brubaker
Assistant Professor
Information Science
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Nikolaus Correll
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Marcel de Lange
Marcel de Lange
Assistant Clinical Professor
Program of Environmental Design
Pierre de Vries
Pierre de Vries
Scholar-in-Residence by courtesy
ATLAS
Ann Eisenberg
Ann Eisenberg
Senior Research Associate
Institute of Cognitive Science
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Laurie Gries
Assistant Professor
Communications
Dale Hatfield
Dale Hatfield
Spectrum Initiative Co-Director
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Shaun Kane
Associate Professor • Superhuman Computing Lab • ACCESSIBLITY, MOBILE HCI
Computer Science
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Brian Keegan
Assistant Professor
Information Science
Clayton Lewis
Clayton Lewis
Professor Emeritus
Computer Science
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Dan Ligon
Professor of Practice
Advertising PR and Media Design
Shelly Miller
Shelly Miller
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Shalom Ruben
Shalom Ruben
Senior Instructor • AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS, SIGNALS PROCESSING
Mechanical Engineering
Wayne Seltzer
Wayne Seltzer
Technologist-in-Residence • ELECTRONICS, DIY, U-FIXIT
ATLAS Institute
Aubrey Shick
Aubrey Shick
Research Affiliate
ATLAS Institute
Dan Szafir
Dan Szafir
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill • Former ATLAS faculty member
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Danielle Szafir
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill • Former ATLAS faculty member
Heather Underwood
Heather Underwood
Lecturer • ENTREPRENEUR • BIODESIGN CONSULTANT
Amy Voida
Amy Voida
Assistant Professor
Information Science
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Stephen Voida
Assistant Professor • Founding Faculty
Information Science
Gregory Whiting
Gregory L Whiting
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
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Helanius J. Wilkins
Assistant Professor
Theater and Dance
Tom Yeh
Tom Yeh
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Affiliated Researcher

Alex Eldridge
Alex Eldridge
Affiliated Researcher
ATLAS Institute

Industry Mentors

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Lennon Barnica
Industry Mentor • Executive Producer, Plus Productions; Owner/Furniture Maker, Dean Designs
Todd Berger
Todd Berger
Industry Mentor • CEO Co-Founder Ello, the creators network • Co-Founder Berger & Föhr
Justin Gitlin, with his face partly drawn as a cartoon.
Justin Gitlin
Lecturer • Industry Mentor • CREATIVE CODER • MUSICIAN • MULTIMEDIA ARTIST
CACHEFLOWE
Courtney Loveman
Courtney Loveman
Industry Mentor • VP, Chief Strategy Officer at Noun (CP+B Brand Invention)
Tran Wills
Tran Wills
Industry Mentor • Creative Director/Entrepreneur • Co-Founder of Base Coat Nail Salon, SVPER ORDINARY