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.

Sabrina Huang, Ph.D. Student


Hanseul Jun, 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

Ryan Burns, Coterminal Masters Student

Laura Stickells, Coterminal Masters Student

Jacob Yu Villa, Coterminal Masters Student

Undergraduate Programmers

Michael Arruza Cruz, VRITS Mentor 2017-2018

Cindy Wang, VRITS Mentor 2017-2018

Alexandra Eicher, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Caroline Ho, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Chris Lucas, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Clara Kelley, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Daniel Classon, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Jerry Meng, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Mini Racker, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Sarina Wu, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Sicheng Zeng, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Thomas Liu, VRITS Team 2017-2018

Tyler Yep, VRITS Team 2017-2018