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Affiliates

Dr. Se-Woong Park



Se-Woong Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research questions are in line with current topics in sensorimotor neuroscience, such as how humans acquire and retain a novel sensorimotor skill and how humans maneuver sensorimotor noise as they improve motor performance. His approaches to these questions range from computational neuroscience and electrophysiology. He has recently been interested in identifying behavioral phenotype in individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the sensorimotor domain. He was trained in the field of physical and behavioral sciences as he obtained his BS in Physics at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and MS in Cognitive Science at Seoul National University. Then, he moved to the US to participate in electrophysiological studies at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, CA, before he started his PhD at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. After completing his PhD in 2014, he conducted various projects on motor control and learning at Northeastern University and MIT. In 2019, he was appointed as Affiliate Faculty at the Autism Research Center at UTSA where he initiated an EEG project with infants at high risk of ASD.


David J. Cox, Ph.D., M.S.B, BCBA-D



David is a Research Fellow in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis at the University of Florida, an M.S. in Bioethics at Union Graduate College, and a B.S. in Psychology at Arizona State University. David is a BCBA-D and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a range of diagnoses spanning Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental disabilities, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, obesity, and substance abuse/misuse. His research interests lie in quantitative and computational analyses of choice, verbal behavior, behavioral health, and ethical behavior. His current research uses virtual reality and machine learning to study behavioral processes of health-related decision-making.


Dr. John Quarles



Dr. John Quarles is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida in 2009. He has conducted research in virtual, mixed, and augmented reality, serious games, and 3D User interfaces. Much of his work has focused on the accessibility of these technologies for persons with disabilities. He has published numerous works in top conferences such as IEEE VR and top journals, such as IEEE TVCG. He has been awarded significant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation, including the prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2014. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004, resulting a variety of disabilities that have inhibited his use of virtual reality. He has the unique experience of being both a VR researcher and an end user with disabilities, serving to inform his chosen research focus.

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