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  • Alberto Cairo photoAlberto Cairo, Ph.D.
    Alberto Cairo teaches infographics, visualization, and graphic design. He is the author of the book “The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization”.
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  • Ching-Hua Chuan photoChing-Hua Chuan, Ph.D.
    Ching-Hua Chuan received her Ph.D. in computer science from University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, music information retrieval and audio signal processing.
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  • Clay Ewing photoClay Ewing
    Clay Ewing teaches game design and cross platform programming. He has partnered with various humanitarian organizations to create games that tackle social issues. His current focus is on using game systems to fix real world problems.
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    Lindsay Grace
    Lindsay is Knight Chair of Interactive Media and Vice President of the Higher Education Video Game Alliance. He teaches courses in game design and games at the intersection of journalism.
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  • Kim Grinfeder photoKim Grinfeder
    Kim is the program director, a designer, and a front-end developer. He likes to build websites and explore non-linear narratives. His current research focuses on storytelling for VR platforms.
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    Ali Habashi
    Ali teaches courses in Film Production, Advanced Compositing, and 3D Game Art Design. He has produced several science-based documentary films and now is working on innovative interactive platforms for higher education.
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    Barbara Millet, Ph.D.
    Barbara Millet teaches interaction design and user experience research methods. Her research interests include designing, developing, and evaluating interactive technologies for enterprise, public safety, and healthcare domains.
  • Zeven Rodriguez photoZeven Rodriguez
    Zevensuy Rodriguez is a prototyper and designer. His research focuses on user’s interaction with internet objects, by creating interesting interfaces. He also explores combining traditional fabrication techniques with digital ones.
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  • Michelle Seelig photoMichelle Seelig, Ph.D.
    Michelle Seelig teaches courses in photography, graphic design, emerging media, alternative media activism, communication theory, and research methods.
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  • Lien Tran photoLien Tran
    Lien is co-director of the New Experience Research and Design Lab (NERDLab) and teaches game, web, interaction, and human-centered design. She is an award-winning designer who has serious fun breaking down real-world complexity into interactive systems for social good at the local, national, and international levels.
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  • Rechna Varma photoRechna Varma
    Rechna’s classes cover topics including: producing, cross-platform storytelling, innovation and business strategy. Her professional experience comes from the entertainment industry ranging from development through to post production in film, television and digital media.
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