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Steve Beck (R&D Projects Manager)

Steve Beck is research and development projects manager at the Center for Computer Aided Design and senior projects manager at the Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) Program, where he supervises all development efforts. He oversees large-scale programs and c… Read More »

Dr. Rajan Bhatt (Assistant Research Engineer)

Dr. Rajan Bhatt is an assistant research engineer at The University of Iowa's Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) program. He received his M.S. (Feb 04) and Ph.D. (Feb 07) degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the State University of New York at … Read More »

Hyun-Joon Chung (Postdoctoral Research Scholar)

Hyun-Joon Chung is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) program at The University of Iowa. His research interest is 3D modeling of digital human running. This topic includes dynamics and control, SQP optimization, B-spline … Read More »

Kim Farrell (Software Engineer)

Kim is a software engineer at the University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) Program, currently working on developing professional human simulation software based on ongoing research efforts. Her professional interests include software design and… Read More »

Corey Goodman

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Mahdiar Hariri (Postdoctoral Research Scholar)

Mahdiar Hariri received his B.S. (2002) and M.S. (2005) in mechanical engineering from Shiraz University in Iran. During his studies there, he developed numerous scientific application softwares, some in the university and some outside the university for d… Read More »

Dr. Timothy Marler (Senior Research Scientist)

Dr. Tim Marler is an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Iowa’s Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD), an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and the Senior … Read More »

Anith Mathai (Engineering Team Lead)

Anith Mathai grew up in the small, south Indian town of Vellore (pop: 100,000). Vellore is famous for its world renowned hospital the Christian Medical College and Hospital. In high school he showed a keen interest in math, physics, computer science, Karat… Read More »

Chris Murphy (3D Modeler)

Chris Murphy works in the Virtual Soldier Research lab (VSR) at The University of Iowa's Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD). Chris's main duties include modeling, animating, texturing, and character rigging of CG avatars for real-time applications. He… Read More »

Andy Taylor (Software Engineer)

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Dr. Yujiang Xiang (Assistant Research Engineer)

Dr. Yujiang Xiang is currently an assistant research engineer in the Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) program, working on human motion prediction. He received his B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2004) in automotive engineering at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) … Read More »