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Academic Advisory Council

Dr. Sakti Srivastava trained as an orthopedic hand surgeon and is currently Associate Professor in Department of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. He serves as Division Chief of Clinical Anatomy and has a broad research interest that includes educational technologies, surgical device development, and design of artificial limbs. Dr. Srivastava’s special interest is in simulation-based training for clinical skills acquisition, and he is the Founding Director of the new SIMdesign program that aims to develop low-cost “simple simulators” and the ReSET program that aims to study “how surgeons learn”. Dr. Srivastava also serves as Co- Director for the Goodman Surgical Simulation Center at Stanford.

Professor of Psychology. Jim earned his B.S. in psychology at Loyola University of Chicago (1968) and Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno (1972). He held academic positions at the University of Nevada, Reno (72-73), Marquette University (73-80), and SUNY at Buffalo (80-95) before coming to UCSB. He directs the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior. Jim is a past President of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc (Div. 8 of APA), and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. He is a Member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He was a recipient of the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize in 2007. He was a awarded the Inaugural Australasian Social Psychology Society/Society of Personality and Social Psychology Teaching Fellowship (2002), and Erskine Fellowship (2005) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has served on several National Research Council panels and numerous editorial boards. His research has been continuously funded by the National Science Foundation for more than 20 years and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Army Research Laboratory, and other agencies.

Mary Hegarty received her BA and MA from University College Dublin, Ireland. She worked as a research assistant for three years at the Irish national educational research centre before attending Carnegie Mellon, where she received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1988. She has been on the faculty of the Department of Psychological & Brain sciences, UCSB since then. The author of over 75 articles and chapters on spatial cognition, diagrammatic reasoning, and individual differences, she is co-editor of an edited book on diagrammatic reasoning and inference. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, a former Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and is the chair elect of the Cognitive Science Society. She is Associate Editor of TopiCS in Cognitive Science and is on the editorial board of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition and Spatial Cognition and Computation. Her current research is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Jürgen P. Schulze is a Research Scientist at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and a Lecturer in the computer science department at the University of California San Diego. His research interests include scientific visualization in virtual environments, human-computer interaction, real-time volume rendering, and graphics algorithms on programmable graphics hardware. He holds an M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After his graduation he spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at Brown University.

Professor Remo Rohs is the Principal Investigator of a Computational Structural Biology research group in the Molecular and Computational Biology Program at USC. The main focus of the Rohs Lab is the integration of two fields of research: genomics and structural biology. The primary goal of Dr. Rohs’ research is to reveal yet unknown molecular mechanisms underlying gene regulation using bioinformatics analyses of high-throughput sequencing and DNA methylation data of whole genomes.

Dr. Joel R. Primack specializes in the formation and evolution of galaxies and the nature of the dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe. He is one of the principal originators and developers of the theory of Cold Dark Matter, which has become the basis for the standard modern picture of structure formation in the universe. With support from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Department of Energy, he is currently using supercomputers to simulate and visualize the evolution of the universe and the formation of galaxies under various assumptions, and comparing the predictions of these theories to the latest observational data. In addition to more than 200 technical articles in professional journals, Primack has written a number of articles aimed at a more popular audience. With Nancy Abrams, he is the author of The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos (Riverhead/Penguin, 2006) and The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World (Yale University Press, 2011).

V. Michael Bove, Jr. holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in Visual Studies, and a Ph.D. in Media Technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Laboratory. He is the author or co-author of over 60 journal or conference papers on digital television systems, video processing hardware/software design, multimedia, scene modeling, visual display technologies, and optics. Bove holds patents on inventions relating to video recording, hardcopy, interactive television, and medical imaging, and has been a member of several professional and government committees. He is co-author with the late Stephen A. Benton of the book Holographic Imaging (Wiley, 2008). He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and served as general chair of the 2006 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC’06), and co-chaired the 2012 International Symposium on Display Holography.

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