Virtual Reality Society


Meet Our Team

Tushar Rahi

President


Tushar is currently a junior double-majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He was part of the Clark Summer Undergraduate Research Program, and has done artificial intelligence projects in the past, working with images and regression. He is passionate about science, math, and engineering, and is always curious to learn more. In his free time, he likes to listen to music. He also plays the piano and the viola.

David Aragon

Vice President


David is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works on various entrepreneurial projects, and has held civil engineering internships at Reed, Wills and Benson Co. He’s worked all over the place from food service to RF product design, testing, and troubleshooting. He loves to teach others about the beauty of science, math and virtual reality. When he’s not working, he’s typically playing competitive or creative video games. He also likes programming in C and C++.

Alyssa
Teves Lindsey

Secretary


Alyssa is a senior majoring in Biology. She has previously done projects for Voit lab, a materials science laboratory where she worked with shape-memory polymers. In her free time, she likes to participate in charity work, volunteer, and build concrete furniture. She is very passionate about animals and loves to play the piano.

Corrine Jagneaux

Treasurer


Corrine is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. As treasurer, she is so excited to be a part of the Virtual Reality Society team! Studying to be a mechanical engineer here at the University of Texas at Dallas, she wishes to become an astronaut and help to create new technology to learn more about the space in our vast universe. She love cats, fries, and root beer in that order and is always down to watch some Steven Universe or any Studio Ghibli film.



Calvin Lovoy

Director of Marketing


Calvin is a junior majoring in Marketing. He loves technology, social media, and entertainment which all happen to relate to VR and his position in the organization. In his free time, he likes to play piano, drums, and marimba and can tell you the capital of any country.

Caleb Fung

Director of Technology


Caleb is a junior in Computer Science who enjoys expressing problem solutions through coding. He studies fog computing as a research assistant at the Advanced Networks Research Lab. He is interested in all things tech - from augmented reality wearables to eccentric robot companions. He has built web and mobile applications with Angular, React, Polymer and Android Studio. Caleb can be found playing the piano, messing with Unity, or asleep with his VR headset on.

Bristol Lovoy

Director of Outreach


Bristol is a sophmore majoring in Emerging Media and Communications with a minor in Marketing. She wants to work in advertising or public relations, and is interested in how technology plays a role in these fields. In her free time, Bristol loves to play ultimate frisbee, cook, and spend time with her friends and their dogs.

Marwan Kodeih

Technical Lead


Marwan is a junior studying Computer Science. He has previously worked at Dell where he created an internal server for the PG Failure Analysis sector. Currently he is the Principal Investigator of a virtual reality research project at UT Dallas where he is testing the effects of immersion on detail retention. Alongside his research project, Marwan is also a Co-Founder of a fitness company based in New York. When he’s not working, he is typically playing a video game, watching astronomy videos or enjoying his social life.

Cameron Steele

Technical Officer


Cameron has many years of experience in software development from working with many small startups. In his free time he enjoys playing VR games, learning new things and trying new things.

Kevin Dao

Outreach Instructor


Kevin Dao is a freshman majoring in Computer Science. He is passionate in mobile app development and is always striving to learn more about new groundbreaking technologies and their impacts on society. He works in tutoring students in STEM subjects and helps them succeed in their rigorous courses. Whenever he isn’t cramming for an upcoming exam, he enjoys attending hackathons, playing games, developing android apps, and kicking back with ballad music. He also enjoys performing on the piano, exploring restaurants all over the city, and taking in scenic views.

John Hatch

Outreach Instructor


John is a sophomore studying Computer Science, and a Research Assistant in the Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab at UT Dallas, where he develops VR studies comparing virtual interaction techniques. He also currently interns at Cyber Defense Labs where he pursues an interest in computer security. He is the proprietor of PrismaCode, a mobile software studio, and is on the board of the Plano Amateur Radio Klub. During his free time, he can be found socializing with friends, enjoying the outdoors, writing and listening to digital music, and playing epic puzzle games like The Witness and Obduction.

Veronica Liu

Outreach Instructor


Veronica is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and ATEC (animation). She is a research assistant at the ArtSci Lab at UT Dallas on the Exemplars project, where she works to create further collaboration between the visual and performing arts and STEM fields. When she's not working, you can find her playing cello, drawing, or socializing with friends.

Ryan McMahan

Faculty Advisor


Dr. Ryan P. McMahan is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and of Arts and Technology at UT Dallas. He directs the Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab. His research focuses on using immersive VR technologies to promote learning and to provide training solutions that are better than real-world exercises. He has several publications on his VR research, including articles in the Communications of the ACM and IEEE Computer. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech 2004, 2007, and 2011 respectively.