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Rui Li

Assistant Professor, School of Computing

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Dr. Rui Li is a tenure-track assistant professor in the School of Computing. She is the director of the Multimodal Interaction and Affective Computing Lab (MIAC Lab). Dr. Li's research focuses on Multimodal Human-Machine Interaction, encompassing multimodal information processing for immersive interaction, intelligent interactive systems for vehicles and robots, and affective computing for friendly human-machine interaction. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation and was honored with the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) Robotics TC Best Paper Award. Dr. Li is particularly interested in the interdisciplinary study of human behaviors and emotions, and she actively integrates it into her research on multimodal human-machine interaction. Dr. Li is a member of IEEE and ACM. She is also a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering.

Current Courses:
1. CSIT 274 Multimedia Computing
2. CSIT 336 Game Development (in Unreal Engine)
3. CSIT 338 Advanced Game Development (in Unity)
4. CSIT 480 Collaborative Game Development (Capstone) Project
5. CSIT 504 Discrete Math in Computing


1. Intelligent Machines: Human-Machine Interaction, Machine Perception, Sensor Fusion, Interactive Autonomous Systems, Affective Computing.
2. Multimedia Computing: Extended Reality, Immersive 3D Virtual Environment with Interactivity, 3D Dynamic Visualization, 3D Parametric and Physiological Modeling, 3D Serious Game Development, Computer Graphics and Animation.

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