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Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Razzo Hall

Clark faculty share their research on virtual reality, blockchain, and social media.

Read a recap of the session: Faculty put advanced digital technology to use in the classroom and lab.

Presented by

Shou Niu

Shuo Niu

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Shuo Niu’s research areas are human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, and data science. He is interested in understanding video sharing and its collaborative and community activities on social media. His recent work examines new forms of user-generated videos and creator-fan relationships to understand video-sharing platforms’ roles and affordances in online mental health and social justice issues. Niu has recently published at top-tier HCI conferences such as ACM CHI, CSCW, and GROUP. Before joining Clark, he earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

Tarrasa Ulm

Terrasa Ulm

Professor of Practice in Interactive Media

Terrasa Ulm is the director of the undergraduate Interactive Media program and XR labs and joined the Clark University faculty in the fall of 2021. Their focus areas are experimental and serious games development, artificial intelligence in new media, and human-computer interaction in the arts. They are currently researching the values and challenges of VR/XR modality, outreach for equitable and inclusive access to interactive media production, and transformative approaches to lifting the virtual veil from interactive theatre and projection mapping to AI companions and Proteus avatars.

Hamidireza Ahady Dolatsara

Hamidreza Ahady Dolatsara

Assistant Professor, School of Management

Hamid Ahady Dolatsara is a data scientist with research interests in finance markets, and teaches courses in Big Data Computing and Analytics, Visual Analytics, and Blockchain/ Cryptocurrency. He is keen on exploring new ideas that will positively impact society. In his data-driven studies, he employs and improves state-of-the-art machine-learning-based approaches to developing decision-support systems. In the finance domain, he investigates the adoption of blockchain and employs analytical methods for daily trading. Ahady Dolatsara began his career as an operation management specialist in the railroad industry and collaborated with China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry (CSR Group). He then earned three master’s degrees and a doctorate in engineering and management fields. Before joining Clark University, he was an adjunct faculty member at Auburn University.