Hybrid Ecologies Lab

Meet the members of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab.


Eric Paulos

Eric Paulos is the founder and director of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab, an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley, Director of the CITRIS Invention Lab, Chief Learning Officer for the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, a Co-Director of the Swarm Lab, and faculty within the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM). Previously, Eric held the Cooper-Siegel Associate Professor Chair in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University where he was faculty within the Human-Computer Interaction Institute with courtesy faculty appointments in the Robotics Institute and in the Entertainment Technology Center. Prior to CMU, Eric was Senior Research Scientist at Intel Research in Berkeley, California where he founded the Urban Atmospheres research group. His areas of expertise span a deep body of research territory in urban computing, sustainability, green design, environmental awareness, social telepresence, robotics, physical computing, interaction design, persuasive technologies, and intimate media. Eric received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Eric is also the founder and director of the Experimental Interaction Unit and a frequent collaborator with Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories.


PhD Students


Cesar Torres


Rundong Tian


Christine Dierk

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Sarah Sterman

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Molly Nicholas

Visiting Scholars


Sarah Fox



Vivian Liu


Eric Liang


Evey Huang

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Farhan Ahmed

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Viraj Attre


Tony Zhao

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Shayna Kothari


Tiffany Chien

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Matthew Joerke

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Shivani Kishnani

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Tina Taleb



Chris Myers


Mitchell Karchemsky

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Kuan-Ju Wu


Neil Kumar

Joanne Lo

Laura Devendorf

Tim Campbell

Doris Lee

James Pierce

Jasper OLeary

Connor Freeman

Emily Chou

David Bui

Tomás Vega Galvez

Stacey Kuznetsov

Sunyoung Kim

Jessica Chang

Jingyi Li

Michelle Nguyen

Isabel Yang

Moonhyok Kim

Ethan Chiou