Masters Students: 

  • Colin, Volumetric, September 2021 – August 2023. Thesis. Supervisor: Andrew Hogue. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Julia, Augmented Reality Training Tool for Needle Insertion, September 2021 – August 2023. Thesis. Supervisor: Andrew Hogue. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Stephen, Immersive Adaptive Hand Exergame to Support Care Givers in Long Term Care Facilities, September 2021 – August 2023. Thesis. Principal supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Bill K. Immersive Vs. non-immersive Usability Effects on the Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Medical Simulator. May 2021 – April 2023. Thesis. Principal supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo. Co-supervisor: Bill Kapralos, David Rojas

  • Gabrielle Hollaender, Virtual Reality Immersive Breastfeeding Latching Simulator. September 2019 – August 2021. Thesis. Supervisor: Adam Dubrowski. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Tom Tsiliopoulos, Effects of Virtual Reality Password Input on Usability, Memorability and Cognitive Load, May 2020 – December 2022. Thesis. Principal supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo. Co-supervisor: Miguel Vargas Martin.

  • Kurtis Ning, Auditory Cues in the Simulation of Haptic-Based Tasks Using Standard Computer Hardware, May 2019 - June 2021. Thesis. Supervisor: Bill Kapralos. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Kody Wood, A physiological measures framework for VR usability. September 2019 – April 2022. Thesis. Principal supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo. Co-supervisor: Bill Kapralos.

  • Sage Matthews, Eye tracking usability framework for improving VR task completion. September 2019 – Incomplete due to COVID-19. Thesis. Principal supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo. Co-supervisor: Bill Kapralos

  • Kyle Wilcocks, The Development of an Anesthesia Crisis Scenario builder for Virtual Reality Training. September 2018 - August 2019. Thesis. Supervisor: Bill Kapralos. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Christopher Carmichael, William Wang, VR framework as a non-literacy alternative to increase work readiness awareness for job seekers, NSERC Engage. March – August 2019. Supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo. Industry Partner: Origin.

  • Saverio Cinieri, Eye Tracking to Detect Mood and Emotions to Allow Intelligent Human-Avatar Communication, Mobilit Extra-UE/Non ERASMUS+ scholarship October 2018 to January 2019. Thesis. Supervisor: Fabrizio Lamberti, Bill Kapralos. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Priya Kartick, Development of a virtual reality usability framework, September 2018 to present. Thesis. Supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Christopher Carmichael, Development of a walking user interface for virtual reality, January 2018 – December 2019. Thesis. Supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Michael Chan, Development of an eye examination virtual reality framework, January 2018 – March 2020. Thesis. Supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo. Co-supervisor: Bill Kapralos.

  • Robin Blanco, Biometric data acquisition for autonomous vehicles passenger’s experience, January 2018 – June 2018. Emerging Leaders in the Americas scholarship. Université du Québec à Trois Rivières UQTR. Supervisor: Sousso Kelowani. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Mohamed Melaisi, Multimodal interactions (audio + haptic) and the effects of audio + haptic cues in serious games, January 2016 – December 2018. Secondary supervisor. Thesis.

  • Thomas Gaudi, Application and development of serious games to assist children with autism, September 2015 – November 2019. Part-time. Thesis. Supervisor: Bill Kapralos. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Luca Micelli, Extending upper limb user interactions in AR, VR and MR headsets employing a custom-made wearable device, October 2017 – January 2018. Mobilit Extra-UE/Non ERASMUS+ scholarship. Thesis. upervisor: Fabrizio Lamberti, Bill Kapralos. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

  • Rob Shewaga, A comparison of seated and room-scale VR on medical-based serious games and virtual simulation, September 2015 – December 2016. Thesis. Supervisor: Bill Kapralos. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Uribe Quevedo.

                               

OCAD University

  • Mitali Kamat, Co-Designing a Cross-Sensory 3D Drawing Interface for and with Blind and Partially Sighted Drawers during COVID-19, June 2020 – December 2021. Primary supervisor: Peter Coppin, OCAD U. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo.

 Universidad Militar Nueva Granada

  • Tatiana Ortegon, Design and development of a user interface prototype for VR cardiac auscultation training, January 2017 - February 2019. Thesis, Primary supervisor.

  • Ricardo Guerrero, Design and implementation of a virtual reality device to monitor flexion/extension movements of the human hand, February 2014 – July 2017. Thesis. Primary supervisor.

  • Julian Davila, Modeling of a flexible manufacturing system to automate pro-duction programming, November 2013 – May 2016. Thesis. Primary supervisor.

Universidad El Bosque

  • Monica Patiño, Natalia Parra, Pedagogic guidelines to use and appropriate ICT in teaching practices, July 2012 – December 2013. Thesis. Primary supervisor.

  • Lina Gamboa, Design of a strategy to analyze didactic contents in digital osteo-muscular anatomy, December 2012 – July 2014. Thesis. Primary supervisor.

 

Doctoral Students

  • Tatiana Ortegon, Enhancing Lane Detection and Driver’s Responses in Emergency Scenarios employing Virtual Reality. January 2021 – December 2025. Primary supervisor: Sousso Kelowani. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo.

  • Thomas Gaudi, Factoring emotion in serious games for customized user interactions. Thesis. Secondary supervisor. January 2020 – December 2026. Primary supervisor: Bill Kapralos. Co-supervisor: Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo.

  • Andrei Torres, VR framework as a non-literacy alternative to increase work readiness awareness for job seekers, NSERC Engage. March – August 2019. Primary supervisor.

 

Undergraduate Students

  • Craig Holder, Dylan Brush, Maija Kinnunen, Hao Tian Guan, Improving Aether’s Virtual Reality Simulation for Fall Detection and Human Robot Interactions with Elderly Avatars. January – April 2022. Primary supervisor: Jon Morris, JDQ Systems. Co-supervisors: Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo, Silas Alves.

  • Pious Joseph, Development of Virtual Laboratory Replicas for Student Outreach. September 2021 – April 2022.

  • Robson Basha, Development of a VR prototype sandbox. May 2021 – April 2022.

  • Logan Soulliere, Adam Kahil, Development of Virtual Reality Car Simulation for the Automotive Center of Excellence.  September – December 2021. Co-supervisor. Partnership: ACE, Ontario Tech University.

  • Ibrahim Amin, Ihtesham Khan, Hayden Peters, Hassan Awale, Conceptual Model of a CANDU Fuel Channel with Improved Axial Temperature Distribution. September 2021 – April 2022. Capstone. Co-supervisor. Partnership with the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Sciences.

  • Jeremy Kan, Nathaniel Moore, Developing a Virtual Gathering room for the Durham Region Rural Challenge. July – October 2021. Primary supervisor. Partnership: Brilliant Catalyst, Ontario Tech University.

  • Anthony Smiderle, Jonathan Jay, Samuel Canonaco, Kimberly Hansuwan, Seshawn Suresh, Hamraj Rai, Development of Virtual Reality Car Simulation for the Automotive Center of Excellence. Capstone. July – August 2021. Co-supervisor. Partnership: ACE, Ontario Tech University.

  • Daniel Presas, Development of a Facial Tracking Tool for Virtual Reminiscence Therapy. March 2021 – February 2022. Primary supervisor.

  • Jessica Le, Ziqi Fan, Net zero energy serious game, May - June 2021. Primary supervisor.

  • Gil Robern, Jessica Le, Zachary Allen, Logan Soulliere, Rowan Luckhurst, Ziqi Fan, Net zero energy serious game, October 2020. Primary supervisor.

  • Robson Basha, Mozilla Hubs development for student outreach, September – December 2020. Primary supervisor.

  • Esam Uddin, Experimental teaching tools for online teaching, September – December 2020. Primary supervisor.

  • Gil Robern, Web-based immersive and non-immersive VR for pick and place remote interactions. May – July 2020. Primary supervisor.

  • Samin Habib-Luevano, Ryan Brown, Mozilla Hubs Design Challenge 2020 Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Sciences, May-June 2020. Co-supervisor

  • Lillian Fan, VR Serious Game for CANDU assembly, March – July 2020.  Primary supervisor.

  • Angela Tabafunda, Twin-Twin simulator makerspace prototyping, July – December 2020. Primary supervisor.

  • Angela Tabafunda, Non-immersive media navigation for reminiscence therapy, March -December 2020. Primary supervisor.

  • Amtoj Uppal, Josh Sankarlal, Friendship Lab, University of Toronto, June – December 2020. Co-supervisor.

  • Kaitlyn Brown, Karishma Seepaul, Stephane Nistor, Alborz Rezapoor, Redesigning the CANDU 6 fuel channel assembly to reduce pressure tube sag deformation by 10% at fuel channel mid-life, September 2019 – April 2020. Secondary supervisor. Partnership Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Sciences, Ontario Tech University.

  • Nathan Alphonse, Jon Waaler, Jake Jandu, Rishab Jain, Development of a Virtual Autonomous Vehicle for Comparing Steering and Breaking Responses on Ice Road Conditions between a Human and a Fuzzy Logic Driver. January – April 2020. Partnership with Université du Québec à Trois Rivières.

  • Christopher Brown, Zachary Labas, Aidan Fallis, Jason Chau, VR Chem Lab. January – April 2020. Secondary supervisor. Partnership with A Square Quality Training.

  • Gabrielle Hollaender, Breastfeeding online multimedia, December 2019 – April 2020. Secondary supervisor. Partnership Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University.

  • Saran Krishnaraja, Development of an Ontario Tech U themed makerspace controller. October 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Matthew Paraskevakos, Developing Mozilla Hubs Environments for Inclusive Design. April 2020- August 2020, Ontario Tech U – OCAD U collaboration. Co-supervisor.

  • Matthew Paraskevakos, VR framework as a non-literacy alternative to increase work readiness awareness for job seekers, NSERC Engage. July – September 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Juan Ponce, Extending user interactions in virtual, augmented and mixed reality, MITACS Globalink. May – August 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Marco Valdez-Balderas, Prototyping of a virtual reality walking user interface, Undergraduate Summer Research Award. May – August 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Tom Tsiliopoulus, Joss Moo-Young, Mattew Demoe, Regan Tran, Julia Smith, Minh Nguyen, Development of a Model for Attenuating Radiation in VR for Nuclear Safety Awareness 2.0. June – August 2019. Partnership Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Sciences, Ontario Tech University. Primary supervisor.

  • Jon Ben Oliver, Saran Krishnaraja, Matthew Paraskevakos, Bill Ko, Virtual Reality Hands-On Evaluation PSHSA Working at Heights Training, April 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Leon Mohorovic, Alex Asaro, Laurence Gemmel-Brown, Kody Wood, Talib Rashdi, Yiren Cao, Katie Sebele, Development of a Model of Radioactive Plume Path Program for Accident Scenario Response Readiness. September 2018 – April 2019. Secondary supervisor. Partnership Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Sciences, Ontario Tech University.

  • Minh Nguyen, Julia Smith, Nicole Alison, Jackson Rushing, Thomas Lindo, Tyler Shamon, Development of a Model for Attenuating Radiation in VR for Nuclear Safety Awareness. September 2018 – April 2019. Secondary supervisor. Partnership Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Sciences, Ontario Tech University.

  • Wen Bo Yu, Connor Smiley, Collaborative/competitive adaptive VR training environments, October 2018 – January 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Alvaro Hernandez, Development of a lower limb interactive VR scene employing motion data from a smartwatch, Emerging Leaders in the Americas scholarship. September 2018 – January 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Alix Angarita, Biomechanical human gait motion capture employing a smartwatch, Emerging Leaders in the Americas scholarship. September 2018 – January 2019. Primary supervisor.

  • Jackson Rushing, Development of VR usability framework, May 2018 – April 2019. Research Assistant. Primary supervisor.

  • Joss Moo-Young, Development of USEIT – A new epidural simulator, Undergraduate Summer Research Award. April 2018 – August 2018. Secondary supervisor.

  • Jacky Yang, Prototyping immersive interactions with artificial avatars in virtual reality, Undergraduate Summer Research Award. April 2018 – August 2018. Primary supervisor.

  • Ana Espinosa, Development of method for comparing positive and negative non-verbal communication cues on medical-patient simulated interactions, MITACS Globalink scholarship. May 2018 – August 2018. Secondary supervisor.

  • David Zhao, A BCI framework for virtual Reality applications. April 2018 – August 2018. Capstone.

  • Andrew Aultman, Spencer Dowie, Nelly Hamid, Augmented Reality Tabletop Game, September 2017 – April 2018. Capstone Project. Primary supervisor.

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Diego Santos, Voice Assisted Keyboard for Web Browsing Tasks, June 2021 -February 2022. Co-supervisor.

                       

Universidad Militar Nueva Granada

  • Erikson Romero, Santiago Reina, Design and Implementation of an Artificial Intelligence Plugin for Unreal Engine 4. December 2019 – July 2021. Co-supervisor.

  • David Acosta, Development of an eye examination VR tool for training, November 2016 – April 2018. Awarded with the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship, October 2017 - February 2018 to visit the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Primary supervisor.

  • Sergio Prada, Development of a cardiac auscultation game, March 2016 – April 2017. warded with the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship, January-April 2017 to visit the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Primary supervisor.

  • Saskia Ortiz, Development of a hand tracking exergame, June 2015 – June 2016. Primary supervisor.

  • Juan Garay, Development of an informative geocaching augmented reality game, April 2015 – May 2016. Primary supervisor.

  • Juan Parra, Characterization and development of a first-person shooter urban scene simulator, May 2015 – March 2016. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Diego Zornoza, Characterization and development of a first-person shooter jungle scene simulator, May 2015 – March 2016. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Camilo Zambrano, Characterization and development of a first-person shooter rural scene simulator, May 2015 – March 2016. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Jeferson Pardo, Characterization and development of a first-person shooter training scene simulator, May 2015 – March 2016. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Robinson Díaz, Characterization and development of a first-person shooter haptics simulator, February 2015 – September 2015. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • John Prada, Characterization and development of an optical tracking system for aiming in a first-person shooter simulator, February 2015 – September 2015. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Estefania Ramos, Development of motion capture device for lower limb exercising, November 2014 – September 2015. Primary supervisor.

  • Santiago Torres, Development of 3D hack and slash game level, November 2013 – February 2015. Primary supervisor.

  • Wilson Nava, Cesar Ramos, Development of a serious game prototype to exercise the shoulder and elbow, March 2014 – February 2015. Primary supervisor.

  • Armed Díaz, Informative multimedia to identify eye pathologies through haptic devices, March 2014 – October 2014. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Cristian Fraile, Development of an interactive surgery room, February 2014 -November 2014. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Pedro Fuentes, Virtual tour of the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, March 2014 – October 2014. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Nichole Dzeka, Natalie Higuera, Development of a multimedia too to learn the execution of the clavicle central venous access on neonate, March 2014 – October 2014. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Juan Castro, Development of an interactive virtual mannequin to perform the central venous access, September 2013 – September 2014. Secondary supervisor.

  • Santiago Bedoya, Cristian Gómez, Pattern recognition system for an RPG augmented reality card game, February 2013 – February 2014. Secondary supervisor.

  • Camila Ballesteros, Diego Vidal, Development of a virtual laboratory to study free fall objects in ideal conditions with uniform and non-uniform atmospheres, August 2013 – March 2014. Primary supervisor.

  • Camila Melo, Development of virtual ear anatomy multimedia tool, September 2013 – July 2014. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • David Ballesteros, Reflex measurement when driving using a car simulator, February 2013 – August 2013. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • David Velandia, Interactive multimedia to visualize various eye pathologies, February 2013 – September 2013. Primary supervisor.

  • Juan González, Functional design of an immersion laboratory for the Multi-media Engineering Program, February 2013 – January 2014. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Camilo Rincón, Development of a multimedia tool for active pauses using motion capture, February 2013 – August 2013. Capstone.

  • Eduardo Camelo, Characterization and implementation of a driving simulator, February 2013 – August 2013. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Sergio Valdivia, Design document for the development of a serious game aimed to lower limb physical therapy with limited motion, January 2013 – August 2013. Capstone. Primary supervisor.

  • Engie Ruge, Development of a child interactive tale using augmented reality, December 2012 – July 2013. Primary supervisor.

  • Eliana Prada, Development and implementation of an interactive multimedia using augmented reality as a complement in mechanical physics laboratory, July 2012 – July 2013. Primary supervisor.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Silas Alves, Empowering a Collaborative Service Robot Prototype for Long-term Care Facilities. October 2020 – September 2022. Primary supervisor.