Category Archive: Research Assistants

Thomas G. MacGillivray

Senior Research Assistant
University of Central Florida
Majoring in Psychology
Joined Lab: Spring 2015
Expects to Graduate: Fall 2016
ThomasMac@Knights.ucf.edu

Thomas discovered the MIT2 laboratory through Theresa Kessler during a Human Factors outreach lecture. He joined the MIT2 lab in the spring term of 2015. His research focuses primarily on automation, social robotics and human-robot interaction, as well as the exploration in topics regarding cognition and physiology. After graduation, he plans to continue research and move forward in to graduate school working towards a Ph.D.
Publications

Elena Triantafyllopoulo

University of Central Florida
Majoring in Biology and Psychology
Joined Lab: Spring 2016
Expects to Graduate: Fall 2019
elenatri@knights.ucf.edu

Elena Triantafyllopoulo CV

Elena (Eleni) discovered the MIT2 lab through the professor of a Personality Theory & Research Psychology Course at the University of Central Florida. She was interested in experiencing practical research and as an undergraduate research assistant has realized that this is what she wants to keep on doing, after graduation, to ultimately work towards a Ph.D. Her fields of interest include the mind-brain connection and the evolution of human behavior.

Sarah Sukhai

University of Central Florida
Majoring in Biotechnology
Joined Lab: Summer 2015
Expects to Graduate: Fall 2016
ssukhai@knight.ucf.edu
Sarah Sukhai CV

Sarah discovered the MIT2 lab through the University of Central Florida’s Office of Undergraduate Research. Sarah previously attended Valencia College and has since transferred to UCF. After graduation, she plants to attend Medical school to pursue a doctoral level degree in medicine. She has been involved in several organizations including Phi Theta Kappa, an honors club at Valencia College, Delta Epsilon Iota, an honors club at UCF and she was a founding member and an officer of the Future Medical Professionals club at Valencia College. Sarah has studied abroad in Panama City, Panama learning about public health for the country and about tropical diseases.

Nicolette Leibowitz

University of Central Florida
Majoring in Psychology
Joined Lab: Summer 2015
Expects to Graduate: Summer 2016
NicoletteLeibowitz@Knights.ucf.edu
Nicolette Leibowitz CV

Nicolette discovered the MIT2 lab through the Office of Undergraduate Research. She is interested in the clinical aspect of psychology and in severe mental illnesses. After graduation Nicolette plans to attend graduate school to pursue a PhD. Her career goals are geared toward research and practice.

Carson Gedeus

University of Central Florida
Majoring in Computer Science
Joined Lab: Spring 2016
Expects to Graduate: Spring 2017
B.Sc., Air Traffic Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

gedeusc@knights.ucf.edu

Carson discovered the MIT2 lab through UCF’s Office of Undergraduate Researchand learning more about its objectives from fellows MIT2 researchers. As a computer scientist, one of Carson’s main interests is create software that will be used to make human undertakings more convenient. He plans on working on simulation systems, and cultivating software used in machinery. With an accomplished background in aviation and aerodynamics, Carson aspires to use his accumulative potential to positively help change the world.

Larry Van Lue

University of Central Florida
Majoring in Psychology
Certification in Cognitive Sciences
Joined Lab: Spring 2015
Graduated: Fall 2015
Larry2@knights.ucf.edu
Larry Van Lue CV

Larry discovered the MIT2 lab through the University of Central Florida’s Office of Undergraduate Research office. He joined the MIT2 lab in the Spring 2015 term and his research interests include trust in human-robot interaction and automated machine learning devices, human performance, virtual/augment reality, and neurocognition in schizophrenia. Ultimately he endeavors to pursue a Ph.D in Applied Experimental Psychology & Human Factors.

Publications

Alejandra Morales

University of Central Florida
Majoring in Biomedical Sciences
Minoring in Psychology
Joined Lab: Summer 2016
Expects to Graduate: Fall 2018
alejandramorales22@knights.ucf.edu
Alejandra Morales CV
 
Alejandra discovered the MIT2 through UCF’s Office of Undergraduate Research. She currently plans to attend medical school after completing her education at UCF.