About Us

Who we are and what we do

State of the Art Technology

We have the latest and greatest technology available for our research. This includes virtual reality tech, as well as machine and deep learning technologies. If you would like to check out some equipment or use our lab for a certain time please inquire below

Use Our Lab

Our lab is your lab! We have some amazing resources at the VEL and we want to share them with you. If you are a UGA student and want to work on VR or machine learning projects, check out our resources page for more information about renting equipment or lab time.

Our Lab Team

Director

Dr. Kyle Johnsen

Director, Virtual Experiences Laboratory
Associate Professor, College of Engineering, University of Georgia
Adjunct, Department of Computer Science, University of Georgia

Dr. Johnsen founded the virtual experiences laboratory @ UGA in 2008.
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Active Members

Benjamin Burgh

Bachelor of Science Student, College of Engineering

2016 – Present

Anton Franzluebbers

Bachelor of Science Student, College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science

2016 – Present

Catherine Ball

Master of Science Student, College of Engineering

2015 – Present

Alumni

Aryabrata Basu

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Computer Science

2010 – 2018

Benjamin Manning

Doctor of Philosophy, College of Engineering

2016 – 2018

Talal Alothman

Master of Science Student, Department of Computer Science

2016 – 2017

York Delloyd

Bachelor of Science Student, College of Engineering

2016 – 2018

Michael Melatti

Bachelor of Science Student, College of Engineering

2016 – 2017

Michael Bottone

Master of Science Student, Department of Computer Science

2015 – 2016

Kenneth Bogert

Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Department of Computer Science

2010 – 2016

Danny Mason

Bachelor of Science Student, College of Engineering

2016

Elliott Tanner

Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering

2013 – 2015

Rafael Silva

Master of Internet Technology, College of Engineering

2013 – 2014

Colby Sweet

Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering

2012 – 2013

Peter Wins

Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering

2011 – 2014

Tyler Niles

Master of Science, Faculty of Engineering

2009 – 2011

Animesh Thakre

Master of Science, Department of Computer Science

2009 – 2011

Qian Ma

Master of Science, Department of Computer Science

2009 – 2010

What do we do at the VEL?