I am a Graduate Research Assistant and McKnight Doctoral Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing at the University of Florida. In 2016, I received a B.S. in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

My research interests involve exploring education and collaboration through the mediums of virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR). My current research has focused on effective communication with virtual agents, both verbally and non-verbally. My research also spans into the evaluation of current interaction and design elements in VR/AR systems.

EASEL: Easy Automatic Segmentation Event Labeler
Isaac Wang, Pradyumna Narayana, Jesse Smith, Bruce Draper, Ross Beveridge, and Jaime Ruiz. 2018.In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3173003

Exploring Virtual Agents for Augmented Reality
Isaac Wang, Jesse Smith, and Jaime Ruiz. 2019. To appear in 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA. Paper 281, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300511

MMGatorAuth: A Novel Multimodal Dataset for Authentication Interactions in Gesture and Voice
Sarah Morrison-Smith, Aishat Aloba, Hangwei Lu, Brett Benda, Shaghayegh Esmaeili, Gianne Flores, Jesse Smith, Nikita Soni, Isaac Wang, Rejin Joy, Damon L. Woodard, Jaime Ruiz, and Lisa Anthony. 2020. In Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 370–377. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3382507.3418881