Stanford University

Scholars and Students


Ph.D. Candidates

Catherine Oh

Catherine Oh, Ph.D Student

CV VHIL Publications

Catherine (Soo Youn) Oh is a researcher in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Communication from Seoul National University. Her research focuses on the affective and cognitive implications of communication technology. Catherine's current work focuses on the affordances that influence social presence.

Fernanda Herrera

Fernanda Herrera, Ph.D. Student


Fernanda received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests focus on the psychosocial effects of new media and technology as well as the cognitions and perceptions experienced while interacting with new media.She is currently working on testing VR as a platform that could potentially increase pro-social behaviors.

Hanseul Jun, Ph.D. Student

Mark Miller, Ph.D. Student

Visiting Scholars

Walter Greenleaf


Dr. Walter Greenleaf, PhD is a behavioral neuroscientist and a medical product developer. As a research scientist, Dr. Greenleaf’s focus has been on age-related changes in cognition, mood and behavior. He served as the Director for the Mind Division, Stanford Center on Longevity, where his focus was on age-related changes in cognition. As a medical product developer, Dr. Greenleaf’s focus has been on computer supported clinical products, with a specific focus on virtual reality and digital health technology to treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, Addictions, Autism, and other difficult problems in behavioral and physical medicine.


Masters Students

Undergraduate Programmers

Stephen Weyns, Programmer 2018

Goli Emami, VRITS 2018-2019

Aaron Levett, VRITS 2018-2019

Melina Lopez, VRITS 2018-2019

Cairo Mo, VRITS 2018-2019

Andrew Ying, VRITS 2018-2019

Madeleine Yip, VRITS 2018-2019

Lucy Zhu, VRITS 2018-2019