Board photos courtesy Tina Chou
LaiYee Lori Ho – President
LaiYee is a senior in Information Science. She’s currently the co-founder and designer of Vantageous. She’s interned as a UX designer for the eBay Engagement team and Research Labs. She’s evangelized the importance of UX within her department and throughout Cornell’s entrepreneurial community, and as a teaching assistant for Human Computer Interaction, she managed to steal enough students from her sections to start this club.
Annie Bai – Creative Director
Annie is a senior in Information Science, with minors in Business and Game Design, and is interested in a full-time interaction design position. She’s got a passion for designing magical user experiences, from talking to users to designing interactions to pixel pushing to prototyping. She loved working as an intern for HP Palm’s Human Interface and Design department, and wants to bring that kind of creative and collaborative UX design atmosphere to Cornell.
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Jenn Cheng – Vice President
Jenn is a senior at Cornell studying Information Science and Economics. She is interested in user experience and interaction design and hopes to find a full-time position in the field. Other things that are cool: movies, rock climbing, food (in no particular order).
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Irina Dubinskaya – Information Science Liaison
Irina will tell anybody who’ll listen why information science is the best major in the world – it brings her passion for code and design together. That’s why she’s involved in CUxD, the information science student association, and as a teaching assistant for the department. She hopes to get an internship in user experience design this summer.
Najla Elmachtoub – Computer Science Liaison
Najla is a graduate student in Engineering Management with a BS in Computer Science. She switched her focus after realizing she likes people as much as she does computers. She likes HCI, natural language technologies, AI, and communication.
Susie Forbath – Publicity and Social Media Chair
Susie Forbath studies the interconnections between history, information technology, design, and preservation through Cornell’s College Scholar program. She is a teaching assistant for Introductory Web Design and is currently examining the history of practices of marginalized groups lost through modernization. Susie hopes to work in a user experience internship position this summer. Born in Canada, she likes skiing, skating, and maple syrup!
Anirvan Mukherjee – Strategic Director
Anirvan is a computer scientist who wants to make UX happen at Cornell and at the NYC Tech Campus. His concentrations and research areas include information networks, evolutionary AI, machine learning, and algorithm design. He is developing AI for satellite design at Space Systems/Loral, and will be joining Facebook in July, 2012.
Ashley Sams – Treasurer
Ashley is a junior majoring Information Science with a focus in Human Computer Interaction. After a summer working at Bloomberg’s internal technical support team, she wondered why technology had to be so hard to use at times and decided to pursue UX design. This summer, she’ll be working at Apple Inc. doing UX for the Information Systems & Technology department. Likes include, but are not limited to, naps with her puppy, nail polish, and scary stories.
Kelton Ray Minor
Yi is a senior at Cornell University looking for a professional opportunities in UX testing and design. He is majoring in Information Science with a concentration in human computer interaction, and also has a minor in Video Game Design. He is fanatical about solving difficult and interesting UX problems. He is proficient with the entire UX bag of tricks, and has experience in conducting contextual inquiries, storyboarding, brainstorming, and rapid prototyping.
Alice is a junior in Design and Environmental Analysis: Human Factors/Ergonomics with a minor in architecture. She was recently introduced to the HCI calling and would like to add it to the mix of studio experience with design analysis, that already manifests itself in the fields of product design, packaging, and branding, where UX could play both a direct and indirect role Her focus? Cross-cultural design, and her travels include China, Japan, Korea, and Japan. She is part of Alternative Spring Breaks as an expression of her interest in volunteering and future NGO work.
Tina is a graduate student in Information Science. She held a BA in Library and Information Science; worked as a software engineer in an information system integration company; as an information broker in a patent consulting firm. After experiencing the power of user interface design and information visualization during her work, she’s eager to explore more opportunities of advancing her knowledge in UX Design and Information Visualization – she’s seeking a internship position in these fields this summer;
My name is Boris Opacic and I am a Junior Information Science major, with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. I’ve always loved the internet, and got my start designing websites early in my college career. I have a love for aesthetics and design, which is matched by an equal interest in usability and experience. With any project my strategy is to start with a core experience or emotion that has to be conveyed, with branding, design, and development following suit.
Weili is a junior Information Science major with minors in Theatre Production and Game Design who spent a year rather dismayed about how many things she wanted to learn. She’s since embraced her wide range of interests, bringing everything she’s learned about collaboration, artistic vision, and communication in her varied studies to the table to try to design and improve user interaction. Weili is currently looking for a summer internship in the HCI field! Other interests: lighting design, British television, and blogging.
My name is Jin, I’m currently a MPS in Information science student in Cornell University. My field of study is Human Computer Interaction, and my goal is to become a User Experience Designer.
My undergrads was in Communication Engineering, from Shanghai University, China. After graduated, I have been worked in the IT industry for 4 years. At the beginning I focused on process management. A chance working with a new project led to a job for me as a business analyst. At that position I was in charge of designing an information system. From that point I felt interested in design and aim to become a UXD.