Our Team Members

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Ken Perlin, a professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at NYU, directs the Future Reality Lab. His research interests include future reality, graphics and animation, user interfaces, education and dinosaurs.

Ken Perlin
NYU Professor and Director of FRL
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Sebastian Herscher

Sebastian is a PhD student at the NYU FRL. His research area is human-computer interaction, with a focus on the development of interaction techinques for the democratization of extended reality (XR).

Sebastian Herscher
PhD Student
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Michael Gold is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at NYU's Future Reality Lab, where he co-founded a spin-off company, Holojam Inc., with NYU Professor Ken Perlin.

Michael Gold
Entrepreneur in Residence and Co-Founder of Holojam Inc.
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Pasan is a recent grad from NYU, where he studied 3D modeling and animation with a focus in human anatomy. He now explores creating narratives through immersive virtual environments.

Pasan Dharmesena
Animator and Associate Artist in Residence
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Longkun is a game developer using Unity3D as his main tool of creation. Working in the industry as a VR developer, he explores ways to innovative storytelling via this emerging platform.

Longkun Yang
Virtual Reality Developer
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Susan was the line producer for the lab's most recent project, 'CAVE', and is currently the admin of the lab. She aspires to be a project manager.

Susan Darvishi
Line Producer and Administrator of the Lab
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Aaron is a software engineer and artist working in the intersection of physics, graphics, and procedural content generation.

Aaron C. Gaudette
Software Engineer and Artist
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Marta Gospodarek

Marta is a PhD candidate at the NYU Steinhardt Music Technology program. Her research area lies in the intersection of immersive audio, sound design, and psychoacoustics applied to the context of Virtual and Mixed Reality.

Marta Gospodarek
PhD candidate in Music Technology
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Maria is an Associate Producer at the FRL. Her latest project with the lab was CAVE, a virtual reality film of a young woman coming to age.

Maria Mamede
Associate Producer