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
Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs, Co-Chair Board of Advisors, ATLAS Institute • DESIGN, AR/VR, ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
ATLAS Institute
Carson Bruns
Carson Bruns
Assistant Professor • Laboratory for Emergent Nanomaterials • CREATIVE MOLECULAR NANOTECH • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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Aidan Chopra
Lecturer • DESIGN FOR CHILDREN • CODING EDUCATION • PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Ruscha Cohen
Ruscha Cohen
Lecturer • Co-Director Graduate Programs • GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Kevin Cook
Kevin Cook
Lecturer • UI/UX
User Interface Designer • Amazon
Laura Devendorf
Laura Devendorf
Assistant Professor • Unstable Design Lab • SMART TEXTILES, HCI, DESIGN RESEARCH • INFORMATION SCIENCE
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
Megan Leahy Friesth
Megan (Leahy) Friesth
Lecturer • MS, TMS—Creative Technologies + Design '16
ATLAS Institute
Steven Frost
Steven Frost
Faculty Director, B2 Center for Media, Arts & Performance
Media Studies
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Brad Gallagher
Lecturer • MOTION CAPTURE • SPATIAL SOUND • VIDEO PROJECTION & SYMPOIESIS
Greg Greenstreet
Greg Greenstreet
Lecturer • CTO, EasyPost
CTO • EasyPost
Mark Gross
Mark D. Gross
Professor • ATLAS Director • DESIGN, ROBOTICS, TANGIBLE INTERACTION • COMPUTER SCIENCE
ATLAS Institute
Jiffer Harriman
Jeffrey (Jiffer) Harriman
Lecturer • NEW INSTRUMENTS FOR MUSICAL EXPRESSION, TANGIBLE INTERACTION, COMPUTATIONAL CREATIVITY
Kevin Hoth
Kevin Hoth
Lecturer • PHOTOGRAPHY, DIGITAL IMAGING
ATLAS Institute
Daneil Leithinger
Daniel Leithinger
Assistant Professor • THING Lab • SHAPE CHANGING & HAPTIC INTERFACES • COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Grace Leslie
Assistant Professor • Brain Music Lab • MUSICIAN, BRAIN-MUSIC INTERFACES, ELECTRONIC MUSIC • COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Enric Faculty
Enric Granzotto Llagostera
Lecturer • GAME DESIGN • ALTERNATIVE GAME CONTROLLERS • CRITICAL GAME DESIGN
Annie Margaret
Annie Margaret
Teaching Assistant Professor • STORYTELLING • PSYCHOTECHNOLOGIES • ATTENTION ACTIVISM
ATLAS Institute
Erika Palmer
Erika Palmer
Lecturer • SOCIAL IMPACT
Anthony Pinter
Anthony Pinter
Teaching Assistant Professor • IDENTITY, DATA REPRESENTATIONS, HCI, BREAK-UPS
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
Matthew Reiswig Faculty
Matthew Reiswig
Lecturer • USER EXPERIENCE • UI DESIGN • BRANDING
Design Leader VMWare
Sheiva Rezvani
Sheiva Rezvani
Teaching Assistant Professor • ART & DESIGN, SOCIOTECHNOLOGY, DEAD MEDIA
Michael Rivera
Michael Rivera
Assistant professor (appointment from January 2023) • HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION • DIGITAL FABRICATION
ATLAS Institute and Computer Science
David Schaal
David Schaal
Teaching Associate Professor • Lead Multimedia Instructor • SOUND DESIGN, DIGITAL ARTS
Suzanne Stoller
Suzanne Stoller
Lecturer • Executive Advisor • Industry Mentor
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
Zack Weaver
Zack Weaver
Teaching Assistant Professor • Director, BTU Lab
ATLAS Institute
Grace Wilson
Grace Wilson
Lecturer • Humane Technology • Slow and Soft Technology • History of Technology
ATLAS Institute
Shaz Zamore
Shaz Zamore
Teaching Assistant Professor • STEM Outreach • OUTREACH & INCLUSION, NEUROENGINEERING, VR/AR

Post Docs and Research Interns

Hyejin Kwon
Hyejin Kwon
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Mechanical Engineering
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Dr. Subhankar Mandal
Post Doctoral Research Associate, TOUGH HYDROGEL, POLYMER SYNTHESIS, FLEXIBLE ELECTRONICS
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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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
Gabor Molnar
Gabor Molnar
Associate Professor Adjunct • Lecturer
ATLAS Institute
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
Albert Han
Ruixiang (Albert) Han
Visiting Scholar • Post-Doc
ATLAS Institue

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
Matthew Elliot
Matthew Elliott
Industry Mentor • UX Humanitarian • Co-Founder of Super Humane
Justin Gitlin, with his face partly drawn as a cartoon.
Justin Gitlin
Lecturer • Industry Mentor • CREATIVE CODER • MUSICIAN • MULTIMEDIA ARTIST
CACHEFLOWE
Joseph Kerski
Joseph Kerski
Industry Mentor • Geographer • Educator • GIS Professional
Courtney Loveman
Courtney Loveman
Industry Mentor • VP, Chief Strategy Officer at Noun (CP+B Brand Invention)
Mariela Machado Fantacchiotti
Mariela Machado Fantacchiotti
Industry Mentor • Director of programs at Newlab
Alexandra Morgan-Kisarale
Alexandra Morgan-Kisarale
Industry Mentor • Social Impact Alum
Rhiannan Price
Rhiannan Price
Industry Mentor • Managing Director at DevGlobal Partners
Lise St. Denis
Lise St. Denis
Industry Mentor • Data Scientist • UX Researcher / Designer
Suzanne Stoller
Suzanne Stoller
Lecturer • Executive Advisor • Industry Mentor
Heather Underwood
Heather Underwood
Industry Mentor • CEO of EvoEndo, Inc.
Tran Wills
Tran Wills
Industry Mentor • Creative Director/Entrepreneur • Co-Founder of Base Coat Nail Salon, SVPER ORDINARY