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Meet the members of Hybrid Ecologies!

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Eric Paulos

Eric Paulos is the founder and director of the Hybrid Ecologies Lab, a 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.

Graduate Students


Katherine Song

PhD student


Eric Rawn

PhD student


Hila Mor

PhD student



Chris Myers



Kuan-Ju Wu



Sarah Sterman (PhD 2022) - Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Molly Nicholas (PhD 2022) - Researcher at Figma

Odysseus Pyrinis (MS 2022)

Rundong (Kevin) Tian (PhD 2021) - Research Scientist at Shaper

Janaki Vivrekar (MS 2021) - Software Engineer at Amplitude

Christine Dierk (PhD 2020) - Research Scientist at Adobe

Cesar Torres (PhD 2019) - Assistant Professor at University of Texas, Arlington

Vedant Saran (MS 2019) - AR/VR Applications Engineer at Apple

Joanne Lo (PhD 2016) - CEO and Co-Founder at Elysian Labs

Sunyoung Kim (PhD 2014) - Assistant Professor at Rutgers University

Stacey Kuznetsov (PhD 2014) - Assistant Professor at Arizona State University

James Pierce (PhD 2013) - Assistant Professor at University of Washington

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