Past Members

Frederic Moisan, Ph.D.
February 2014 to December 2015
(Ph.D. from the University of Toulouse)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Moisan took a research associate position in the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

Emmanouil Konstantinidis, Ph.D.
October 2014 to October 2015
(Ph.D. from the University College London)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Konstantinidis took a postdoc fellow position in the School of Psychology, University of New South Wales in Australia.

Hassen Gharbi, Ph.D.
October 2014 to August 2015
(Ph.D. from National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse, and University of Tunis-El Manar in Tunisia)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Gharbi took a postdoc fellow position in the PLAIT lab at Northeastern University.

Jason Harman, Ph.D.
August 2012 to August 2015
(Ph.D. from Ohio University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Harman took an Assistant Professor position at Louisiana State University.

Noam Ben-Asher, Ph.D.
October 2011 to August 2014
(Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Ben-Asher took a researcher position with the Army Research Laboratory.

Katja Mehlhorn, Ph.D.
January 2012 to May 2014
(Ph.D. from the University of Groningen)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Mehlhorn moved back to the Netherlands and currently teaches at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen.

Shikhar Kumar, Ph.D.
October 2012 to September 2013
(Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Arizona, Tucson)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Kumar took a post-doc position in the School of Government and Public Policy at University of Arizona, Tucson.

Muniba Saleem, Ph.D.
September 2011 to May 2012
(Ph.D. in Psychology from the Iowa State University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Saleem took an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Michigan.

Sara M. Levens, Ph.D.
2011 to May 2012
(Ph.D. in Psychology from the New York University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Levens took an Assistant Professor position in the Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC.

Varun Dutt, Ph.D.
2008 to May 2012
(Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from the Carnegie Mellon University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Dutt took an Assistant Professor position in the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi campus in India.

Tomás Lejarraga
September 2009 to July 2011
(Ph.D. in Management from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Lejarraga took a position at the University of Balearic Islands in Spain.

Jolie Martin
August 2009 to July 2011
(Ph.D. Science, Technology, and Management from a joint program between Harvard Business School and Computer Science)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Martin took an Assistant Professor position in Strategic Communication at the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Lelyn Saner
2007 to August 2009
(Ph.D. Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Saner took an Assitant Research Scientist position at the Center for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland.

Angela Brunstein
September 2007 to May 2009
(Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Hamburg, Germany)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Brunstein took a teaching faculty position at the Qatar campus of Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael Martin
September 2004 to August 2007
(Ph.D. Cognitive and Experimental Psychology from University of Kansas)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Martin took a Project Scientist position for the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University.

Wai-Tat Fu
September 2006 to May 2007
(Ph.D. of Psychology from George Mason University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Fu took an Assistant Professor position in the Human Factors Department and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Poornima Madhavan
June 2005 to June 2007
(Ph.D. Human Factors and Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Madhavan took an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology and Human Factors at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.

Matthew Cronin
January to June 2005
(Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Mellon University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Cronin took an Assistant Professor position in Management at George Mason University.

Jose Quesada
September 2004 to May 2005
(Ph.D. Psychology from University of Granada, Spain)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Quesada took a researcher position at the Adaptive Behavior and Cognition group at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Germany.

Rickey Paul Thomas
(Ph.D. Psychology from Kansas State University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Thomas took an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma University.

Fei Lu

After the DDMLab, Fei moved to Seattle, WA. She will join the Ph.D. program in Industrial/Organizational psychology at Seattle Pacific University.

Melisa E. Chávez Guerrero

After the DDMLab, Melisa returned to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to complete her Ph.D. in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior Program.

Jörn von Grabe, Ph.D.
January 2016 to March 2016
(Ph.D. from Technical University of Munich)

After the DDMLab, Dr. von Grabe went back to Germany to continue his research as an Assistant Professor at the University of Liechtenstein.

Sam Cheyette

After the DDMLab, Sam moved to University of Rochester to start his Ph.D program.

Hui Sun

After the DDMLab, Hui returned to Tsinghua University to finish her undergraduate study.

Pingtao Yi, Ph.D.

Pingtao was a visiting faculty member from Northeastern University in China, where he is an associate professor.

Hau-yu Wong, B.S.

After the DDMLab, Hau-yu went back to school for her masters in human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.

Eric Liang Qi

Eric Liang Qi was a visiting scholar and a Ph.D student in Social Medicine and Public Health Management from Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China. After the DDMLab, Eric returned to China, where he will be working at his home institution after graduation.

web: http://ericqi.yolasite.com/

Robert H. W. ten Brincke

After the DDMLab, Robert returned to ETH Zurich to complete his Ph.D. dissertation.

Angela Wu, B.S.

After the DDMLab, Angela returned to Sun Yat-Sen University for her program. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree after graduating.

Sukrit Gupta

Sukrit has returned to India and is hoping to pursue an graduate degree in research.

Vincent Becker

Vincent hopes to pursue a Masters in Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Karishma Kanal

Karishma is currently pursing her Masters in Information Systems Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Neeraj Saini

Neeraj is currently pursuing his Masters in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Tomek Loboda

Tomek is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Young-Suk Ahn Park

Young-Suk has completed his Master's in Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. He is now with Pearson, a leading education services company.

Jani Bergström

Jani was a visiting Fullbright Scholar from Finland between June 2011 and July 2012. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the Department of Social and Health Management at the University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio Campus).

Karen Lee

Karen was a senior undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University who formerly studied architecture but is now majoring in Decision Science.

Michelle Lin

Michelle is an undergraduate student double majoring in Economics and Decision Science attending Carnegie Mellon University.

Tina Hwang

Tina is an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, pursuing a B.S. in Social & Decision Science. She is also working towards an additional major in Policy & Management and a minor in Japanese.

Ripta Pasay

Ripta received his Bachelor's in Information Systems and an additional Bachelor's in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007.

Olivia DeFazio

Olivia was an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing a B.S. in Decision Science. She is also working towards an additional major in Policy and Management and minor in Business Administration.

Sylvia Lee

Sylvia Lee is currently a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Public Policy Management. Her previous research experiences is at Infant Language and Learning Lab and Center for Behavioral Decision Research.

Wei Siong Neo

Wei Siong was a Ph.D. student in the Social and Decision Sciences department at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Highest Honors in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2007.

Haritha Dasari

Haritha was an undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. She was pursuing a B.S. in Information Systems and a minor in Business Administration.

Lisa Czlonka, M.B.A.

Lisa Czlonka completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Theology from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her MSW from the University of Hawaii and MBA from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business in May of 2009.

Brad Best

Dr. Best is a Principal Scientist for Adaptive Cognitive Systems, LLC.

Alex Persoskie, Ph.D.

Alex worked in the DDMLab as an early graduate student, studying psychological factors in the management of dynamic systems (e.g., the roles of working memory and learning). After graduating, Alex took a post-doc position at the National Institutes of Health.

Semiha Kiziltas, M.S.

Semiha was a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, in the Computer Aided Engineering Program and worked as a Research Associate in the lab. Semiha concluded her work with the lab to focus on her thesis.

Frank Lacson, M.S.

Frank was a Research Associate in the DDM Lab. Following his work with the DDM Lab, Frank accepted a research position for a private industry in San Diego, CA that does contract work with the military.

Jack Hang Lim, B.S.

Jack was the main tool developer in the DDMLab, developing software simulations and tools for data analysis. Following his work with the lab, Jack moved to Oregon, to work near his family.

Chris Horn, B.A.

Chris was a part-time Master's student in CMU's Human Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) and worked as a Research Associate in the lab. Following his work in the lab, he took a position in industry in Pittsburgh, PA.

In Memoriam: Eric Biefeld, M.S.

At the DDMLab, Eric worked on integrating ACT-R with other simulators, focusing on the application of intelligent systems.

Colleen M Vrbin, B.S.

In May 2001, Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Policy and Management, Political Science, and Social and Decision Science (triple major). She is currently employed through the Jewish Healthcare and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative as a research assistant. Her research interests include studying the decision making processes that physicians use in determining appropriate treatment for patients.

Aanand Radia, B.S.

Aanand Radia was an undergraduate student working in the lab. Following graduation, he took a position as an associate in Patriot Capital.

Octavio H. Juarez-Espinosa
(Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University)

After the DDMLab, Dr. Juarez-Espinosa took a Scientific/Technological Specialist position in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Polina M Vanyukov, B.S.

Polina M Vanyukov completed her undergraduate degree in Logic and Computation at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at University of Pittsburgh.

Lina is the former lab manager, responsible for providing research support, namely, collecting, recording, and analyzing data using experimental methods involving human subjects. She also maintained the lab server and designed web pages. While a graduate student, Lina is continuing her work with the lab, through research on problems of stocks and flows.

John M Graham, M.S.

John was a Ph.D. student in the Human Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Following his work with the lab, he went on to serve on the faculty in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at West Point.

Janice Golenbock, M.S.

Janice Golenbock was a programmer in the DDMLab, where she made updates to the simulations in the lab and developed software for data analysis and other tools. Following her work with the lab, Janice accepted a position in the computer software industry.

Jacob (Kobi) Wimisberg, M.S.

Kobi was a master's student in the lab. Following his work with the lab, he continued his studies of social psychology at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Stephanie Sutton

Stephanie was the very first lab manager of DDMLab. After DDMLab, Stephanie had worked as an analyst and educator, now the owner of Digital Animation for Kids.