Meet Our Team

See the faces behind the amazing work created by our lab

LEAD STAFF

Leanne Chukoskie

Leanne Chukoskie

Principal Investigator

Dr. Leanne Chukoskie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science in the Bouvé College of Health, and the Games Program in the College of Arts, Media, and Design at Northeastern University. Her researcher focuses on sensory-motor behavior, especially eye movement behavior and its neural correlates across both typical and atypical development.

Ara Jung

Ara Jung

Lab Supervisor

Ara has merged her background in psychology and love for games to pursure her Masters for Game Science and Design at CAMD with a focus on user experience (UX). She continues to be an active member of the Games Research and User Experience Group to further integrate UX principles into the lab’s projects.

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Minxin Cheng

Minxin Cheng

Doctorate Program in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

Minxin Cheng finished her BA in television editing and journalism and earned her MA in digital media design. She joined the PTHMRS program and the ReGame-XR Lab in 2019. Her work focuses on individual factors and contextual factors that impact children’s motor learning in virtual environments, with the ultimate goal of creating transferrable knowledge on using immersive virtual reality to improve children’s motor function rehabilitation.

Sundararaman Rengarajan

Sundararaman Rengarajan

Doctorate Program in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

Sundar’s primary research focuses on understanding the theoretical framework of Active Inference under multi-sensory conflict in individuals with Autism through the use of sensor technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from, a Masters degree in Immunology from Tokyo Medical and Dental University and another Masters degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. He started his PhD at UC San Diego with Dr. Chukoskie in the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders before joining.

Trent Simmons

Trent Simmons

Doctorate Program in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

Trent’s research interests involve the creation of novel virtual reality interventions for use in various non-neurotypical disorder treatments. He is focused on using his time as a student to hone his skills for this kind of work, and plan to take his talents into the private sector with the goal of helping as many people as possible.

Naren Mohan

Naren Mohan

Master's in Data Analytics Engineering

Naren is focusing on the predictive analytics and classical modeling techniques for statistical inference on finger tracking and eye movement behavior to learn and apply data science and visualization techniques in the healthcare domain in order to bring out the key insights and explain the story behind the data.

Uri Seitz

Uri Seitz

Doctorate Program in Interdisciplinary Design and Media

Uri’s primary research interest is in designing AAC devices and systems to increase the autonomy of, and reduce stigmatization against, minimally verbal individuals with autism. Using his background in computer science, he seeks to utilize an iterative participatory design approach that includes individuals with autism, clinicians, researchers, parents, teachers, and communication partners within the design process.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Nathaniel Sawant

Nathaniel Sawant

Khoury College of Computer Science

Concentration in Artificial Intelligence looking to integrate with other disciplines

Brendan Baron

Brendan Baron

Khoury College of Computer Science

Focus on web development & networking

Cheyenne Chin

Cheyenne Chin

Pre-Med - Cell and Molecular Biology

Interest in research and virtual reality

Sophia Krasny

Sophia Krasny

Behavioral Neuroscience

Specialized interest in the connection between visual and motor learning, specifically with regards to long-term muscle memory

Victoria Rivera

Victoria Rivera

Pre-Med Bioengineering/Biochemistry

Interested in research pertaining to developing devices and systems to assist those on the autism spectrum with limited motor or verbal abilities

ALUMNI

Hannah Truong

Hannah Truong

Interdisciplinary Designer

Jeffery Allen

Jeffery Allen

Mechanical Engineer and Product Designer

Amy Min

Amy Min

Khoury College of Computer Science

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