Paul Parsons
Lab Director

Paul Parsons is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University. He holds a PhD in computer science, with a focus on human-computer interaction and information visualization, from the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a BS in computing and cognitive science from Queen’s University. 

Ali Baigelenov
PhD Student

Ali is a PhD student in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, working with Dr. Paul Parsons. His research interests include information visualization, cognition, user experience, and education. 

Zixu Zhang
PhD Student

Zixu is a PhD student studying information visualization, human factors, and cognitive engineering. He has a MS degree in industrial engineering from Purdue and a BS in aeronautical engineering from Beihang University. He is currently working on the Resilient Extraterrestrial Habitats Project.

Prakash Shukla
PhD Student

Prakash is a PhD student in the Polytechnic Institute at Purdue, working with Dr. Paul Parsons. He has completed his undergrad in Design from IIT Guwahati and his MS from Purdue in User Experience Design. His research interests lie in Information Visualization and User Experience Design.

Srishti Shekhar Agrawal
MS Student

Srishti is a second year Master’s student at Purdue University specializing in UX Design, working under Dr. Paul Parsons. She works as a Graduate Assistant (UX Designer) at the Military Family Research Institute. Her interests include HCI, qualitative research, UX Design, Interaction Design and Product Management. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering.

Vaishnavi Anand
MS Student

Vaishnavi is a final year master’s student specializing in UX Design at Purdue University, working with Dr. Paul Parsons. Her interests include user experience design, product design, info visualization and project management. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. She is also working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for ExpStudio and LS4.

Jackson Murray
Undergraduate Student

Jackson joins the DVC Lab while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in UX Design. Before joining the DVC Research Team, he completed work as a Purdue Resident Assistant, Undergrad Teaching Assistant, and Photographer. His interest lies in improving his technical skills, problem-solving, and networking. He is currently working on the NSF Mental Models Project

June Fang
Undergrad Student

June is a third year undergraduate student at Purdue University majoring in User Experience Design , working with Dr. Paul Parsons. With a strong passion for the intricacies of user experience, she’s actively engaged in refining her skills and knowledge in areas such as product design and human-computer interaction.


Camilo Vieira
PostDoc (2017)

Current: Assistant Professor, Universidad del Norte (Colombia)

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Michael Saenz
MS Student (2016-2018)
Labonno Zaman
Undergraduate Researcher (2017 – 2018)

Current: Industrial Engineer at Boeing

Xiao Lei
MS Student (2019-2020)

Current: Graphics Engineer at Unity

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Myeonghan Ryu
MS Student (2019-2020)

Thesis: Crowdsourcing Graphical Perception of Time-series Visualization on Mobile Phones

Chrissy (Yu-Chuan) Chen
MS Student (2019-2020)
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Megan Mitchell
Undergraduate Researcher (2020)
Yu-Shen Ho
Graduate Assistant (2020)

Current: User Experience Designer at VETRO FiberMap

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Bryce Castle
Undergraduate Researcher (2020)
Erica Chadwell
Undergraduate Researcher (2018-2020)
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Ian Carr
MS Student (2019)
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Brandon Dentler
Undergraduate assistant (2019-2020)
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Connor Schrank
Undergraduate researcher (2018-2019)
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Tugba Karabiyik
Postdoc (2021)
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Rachel Anderson
MS Student (2021-22)
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Chorong Park
MS Student (2021)
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Kaitlin Groothuis
Undergraduate Researcher (2020-22)
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Ariana Eskew
Undergraduate Researcher (2020-22)
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Kanika Rao
Undergraduate Researcher (2020-22)
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Ya-Hsin Hung
PhD Student/Postdoc (2016-2022)
Ishaan Dandia
Undergraduate Researcher (2021-2023)
Raza Khawaja
MS Student (2022-2023)