Misha is a PhD student working on machine learning, specifically computer vision based mechanisms to automatically create VR environments. She is investigating ways to bring redirected walking and new user safety techniques to room-scale VR. This includes exploring methods for altering user perception both visually as well as through direct manipulation of the vestibular system using Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS). Here are some of her VR Projects and more.

Hugo Masclet is a visiting student working with Xin Liu on projects including EMG sensors and pattern recognition. Before joining MIT, he has studied at the Lycée Sainte-Geneviève (Versailles) and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (Paris), majoring in Mechanical and Industrial engineering. He has a special interest in cyber-physical systems, especially process control systems and smart factories. In September, he will complete his master degree at CentraleSupélec. www.hugomasclet.com

Major in Computer Science, Mingrui has versatile experience. Before joining Media Lab as a visiting student, he was a research assistant in the HCI Lab of Tsinghua University, where he helped develop the Air-typing technology. He was also a co-founder of Chestnut Inc., developing an iOS application "Parocam". During the 3 years in Tsinghua Univesity, he keeps exploring the possibility of himself. Currently his interest is HCI, especially designing natural input methods of touching screen and devices. He also studies in Journalism as a second major.

Benjamin Reynolds is a Masters student in Computer Science and Engineering, with a concentration in Graphics and Human-Computer Interfaces. His background is in game development and mobile application development, with an interest in creating engaging experiences that empower people to learn and play in their environments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT. Benjamin is working as a Research Assistant in the Fluid Interfaces group, focusing on Augmented Reality and Internet of Things systems.

Timothy Denton is an exchange student from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is currently completing his third year in Mechanical Engineering, and joined the Fluid Interfaces group as a part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP) program. His interests lie in aviation and robotics, and how these can be used in the solving of real world problems.

Kush Parekh is a visting student who is a fourth year Industrial Design student at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has worked on projects that are a combination of both digital and physical; His main interests lie in experimental technology and is the hardware designer for the project 'Robotic Symbionts' at the Media Lab. You can see more of his works on www.kush.build

Yedan is a visiting student from Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden). She has been exploring how to augment object, environment and human body with intelligent to improve the way people engage, understand, learn and create. She has a great passion in adding the sense of poetry and playfulness to technology through novel integrations of the physical and digital interaction. Before joining Media Lab, She worked as an interaction design researcher in Think Tank Team of Samsung Research America and Baidu Institute of Deep Learning. And she holds a B.

Markus is a PhD-student and visiting researcher at the Fluid Interfaces Group. He received his Diploma in Computer Science in 2012 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Before starting his PhD, Markus was interning at Yahoo!-Labs in Sunnyvale,CA. In the last three years, Markus focused on using Augmented Reality systems for providing context-aware instructions for untrained workers and workers with disabilities in assembly work contexts. His research interests further encompass Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, and Human-Drone Interaction.