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Brygg Ullmer is an associate professor in the Division of Computer Science and Engineering and is the lead of the Cultural Computing Focus Area at CCT. He received his PhD in media arts and sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Media Laboratory). He leads visualization and human-computer interaction efforts at CCT, including the Tangible Visualization group (jointly in CCT and CS). His research interests include tangible interfaces, visualization, computational genomics (and more broadly, computational STEAM), and rapid physical and electronic prototyping. He also has a strong interest in computationally-mediated arts and crafts, rooted in the traditions and material expressions of specific regions and cultures.
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staff photoOstrenko, Derick
Assistant Professor, School of Art
2028 LDMC • 813-731-2396 • email address
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staff photoRyan, Susan
Professor
School of Art
2080 LDMC • +1 225 578 5411 • email address
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staff photoPiccoli, Gabriele
Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Professor, Department of Information & Decision Sciences
2030 LDMC • email address
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staff photoNam, Hye Yeon
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staff photoAllison, Dr. Jesse
Experimental Music & Digital Media, School of Music
Associate Professor
2006 LDMC • +1 225 578 5572 • email address
Jesse Allison is an associate professor in Experimental Music & Digital Media with the LSU School of Music. He received his DMA in Music Composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is co-founder of Electrotap LLC, an innovative firm developing tools for electronic art. His position at the CCT enables him to explore the evolving relationship between technology and music and pursue new avenues for artistic and sonic expression.
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staff photoPorter, Lance
Designated Professor
243 Hodges Hall • +1 225 578 7377 • email address
Lance Porter is an designated professor of mass communication. He received his Ph.D. in mass communication with an emphases in public relations/new media from the University of Georgia. His research interests include new media effects, Internet advertising effects, public relations theory and entertainment marketing.
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staff photoHirschheim, Rudolf
Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program, Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences
Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems, Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences
2024 LDMC • +1 225 578 8896 • email address
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Professor Hirschheim is the Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems in the E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University. He has previously been on the faculties of the University of Houston, Templeton College - Oxford (UK), London School of Economics (UK) and McMaster University (Canada). He has held visiting appointments at Monash University (Australia), University of New South Wales (Australia) University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), University of Warwick (UK), and University of Paris-Dauphine (France). He is on the editorial boards of the journals: Journal of the Association for Information Systems; Information and Organization; Information Systems Journal; Journal of Strategic Information Systems; Journal of MIS; and Journal of Information Technology. He was VP for Publications for the Association for Information Systems. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Oulu (Finland). And in 2007, he was made “Fellow” of the Association for Information Systems.
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staff photoKooima, Robert
Assistant Professor, Division of Computer Science and Engineering
2016 LDMC • +1 225 578 7150 • email address
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Robert Kooima is an assistant professor in the Division of Computer Science and Engineering. He received his PhD in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, working at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory. Before joining the faculty at LSU in 2009, he worked as a research assistant at the University of California, where he developed “Electro,” a scripting system for cross-platform application development targeting VR systems, tiled displays and desktop systems. His work at LSU focuses on real-time 3D computer graphics with applications to scientific visualization and interactive display technologies.
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staff photoBeck, Dr. Stephen David
Derryl & Helen Haymon Professor of Music
Associate Vice President, Office of Research & Economic Development
2018 LDMC • +1 225 578 2594 • email address
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Stephen David Beck is Director of the LSU School of Music and holds a joint appointment with CCT in the Cultural Computing focus area. He received his PhD in music composition and theory from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1988, and held a Fulbright Fellowship in 1985-86, where he was a researcher at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique in Paris, France. Having joined the CCT in 2003, he served as Interim Director of the center from 2008-2010 and was director of the AVATAR Initiative 2007-2012. His current research includes sound diffusion systems, high-performance computing applications in music, music interaction with alternative interfaces, music software for laptops and mobile devices, and virtual music instruments, a system of interactive computer programs that extend and expand on the performance capabilities of acoustic instruments.
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staff photoGe, Jinghua
Advanced Visualization Service
IT Consultant
2005 LDMC • +1 225 578 7789 • email address
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Jinghua Ge is a computational visualization environment consultant at CCT. She leads the advanced visualization service facility at CCT and LSU. She graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago at 2007. Her research interests include distributed visualization of large scale datasets, remote visualization pipeline, computer graphics, and virtual reality.
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