Principal Investigator - Dr. Eakta Jain

Eakta Jain

Eakta Jain is an Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. She received her PhD and MS degrees in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, working in the Graphics Lab. Her B.Tech. degree is in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. She has worked in industrial research at Texas Instruments R&D labs, Disney Research Pittsburgh, and the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Eakta’s research interests are in building human-centered computer graphics algorithms to create and manipulate artistic content, including traditional hand animation, comic art, and films. Her work has been presented at venues such as ACM SIGGRAPH, and has won multiple awards.

Current Students

Ph.D. / M.S.

Brendan John

Research interests: Eye Tracking, Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, and Applied Perception

Courses:CIS6930 3D Game Physics , CIS5536 Advanced Data Structures

Pallavi Raiturkar

Research interests: Eyetracking, Computer Vision, Algorithms, Video Processsing, Virtual Reality

Courses: CAP5705 Computer Graphics, CAP5108 Research Methods for HCC, COP5536 Advanced Data Structures, EEE6512 Image Processing and Computer Vision, EEL6825 Pattern Recognition

Yuzhu Dong

Research interests: animation, computer graphics, virtual character, virtual reality, human computer interaction, machine learning

Courses: CIS6930 Virtual Reality, CAP5705 Computer Graphics, CAP5108 Research Methods for HCC, COP5536 Advanced Data Structures, EEE6512 Image Processing and Computer Vision, EEL6825 Pattern Recognition, EEL5934 Computational Photography, EEL6841 Machine Intelligence


Isaiah Bonds

Technical and Research Interests:Machine Learning, Java

Courses: Data Structure & Algothrims, Numerical Analysis,

Tana Konda

Technical and Research Interests: Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing

Courses: CIS4914 - Senior Project, STA 3032 - Engineering Statistic

Skyler Burgoyne

Technical and Research Interests: Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing

Courses: CEN4721 Human Computer Interaction, EGN4912 Engineering Research, CIS4914 Senior Project

Spring 2017 Lab Team

Summer 2016 Lab Team

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Students: Please check the Center for Undergraduate Research page. Opportunities are advertized via the CURBS Research Opportunities page. Also, join the Facebook group. For any questions, please email to set up a meeting.
New Check out the Computer Engineering Undergraduate Research page.

Past Students

Lavanya Chennupatti

Andrew Lee
(University Scholar 2015, pursuing PhD at Duke University)

Melissa Franklin

Caleb Bryant

Isaac Manjarres
(Visiting Student, CMU)

Julian Tolentino

Isabella Cuba
(DREU, Vasser College)

Matthew Pearson

Madhusudan Govindraju

Archana Nagarajan

Sachin Paryani

Chaitra Yangandul


Kai Lee (Ph.D. committee, chaired by Asst. Prof. Alireza Entezari)

Aishat Aloba (PhD committee, chaired by Asst. Prof. Lisa Anthony)

Alex Shaw (PhD committee, chaired by Asst. Prof. Lisa Anthony)

Sanethia Thomas (Ph.D. committee, chaired by Prof. Juan Gilbert)

Dhruv Mahajan (M.S. committee, chaired by Prof. Sanjay Ranka)

Shashank Ranjan (Ph.D. committee, chaired by Asst. Prof. Corey Toler-Franklin)

Previous Committees:

  • Ph.D. Thesis Committee
  • Masters Thesis Committee
  • Qualifiers Committee
    • Laura Trutoiu, Carnegie Mellon University