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Arthur Shapiro, CAPRI Director

  1. Arthur Shapiro, Professor

    CAS - Psychology

    Arthur Shapiro specializes in the areas of visual perception and cognitive neuroscience. He did his undergraduate work in Mathematics (Computer Science) and Psychology (Cognitive Science) at U.C. San Diego. He received his PhD in Psychology from Colu… More

    Send email to Arthur Shapiro

    (202) 885-2011

  1. Michael Bader, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Sociology

    Michael Bader studies how cities and neighborhoods have evolved since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He links long-term patterns of neighborhood racial change to the ways that race and class influence the housing search process. He has deve… More

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    (202) 885-2433

  2. Fernando Benadon, Associate Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Fernando Benadon oversees the music theory & composition program in the Department of Performing Arts. More here:

    Send email to Fernando Benadon

    (202) 885-3452

  3. William Brent, Associate Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    William Brent’s creative work is spread across the areas of experimental music performance, sound art, and sound design. These projects involve various combinations of human- robotic- and computer-realized sound, and are controlled by software writte… More

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    (202) 885-1488

  4. Lindsay Grace, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Lindsay is a professor, game designer and researcher. He is the founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. He has published more than 40 papers, articles and book chapters on games since 2009. His game designs have received awa… More

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    (202) 885-6933

  5. Andrew Lih, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    A well-known expert on the Wikipedia project, Andrew Lih’s book The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia, (Hyperion 2009) is an acclaimed narrative account of the online community that has created on… More

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    (202) 885-2780

  6. Jonathan Newport, Lab Director & Research Specialist

    CAS - Physics

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    (202) 885-2757

  7. Michael Robinson, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Math & Statistics

    I am interested in signal processing, dynamics, and applications of topology. I have worked on projects involving radio propagation and network planning, bistatic radar processing, and advanced radar simulation. For my dissertation, I developed topo… More

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    (202) 885-3681

  8. Cristel Russell, Associate Professor

    KSB - Marketing

    Professor Russell's research focuses on the social, psychological and cultural factors that influence the consumption of alcohol and other substances, especially amongst vulnerable populations (e.g., youth, military). Given the blurring of the lines … More

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    (202) 885-1929

  9. Ioanna Sakellion, Associate Professor

    CAS - Art

    As a designer and an artist Yana works across mediums including graphic design, interactive media, and video. Her practice emphasizes interdisciplinary approach to making and conceptual inquiry, with special interest in Interactive Physical Interface… More

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    (202) 885-1676

  10. Christopher Totten, Game Designer in Residence

    CAS - Art

    Christopher Totten is the Game Artist in Residence at American University and an independent game developer as part of Pie For Breakfast Studios. He is also the founder of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Indie Arcade and is an advocate for bringi… More

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  11. Michael Treanor, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Computer Science

    Assistant Professor Mike Treanor is a game developer and theorist whose research is aimed at finding new approaches for interpretation and expression of meaning within videogames and computational media. Recently, Treanor was a design and technical l… More

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    (202) 885-2749

  12. Bei Xiao, Assistant Professor

    CAS - Computer Science

    Professor Xiao studies human and machine perception of object properties in dynamic scenes. She did her undergraduate work in chemistry at Tsinghua University. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and did… More

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    (202) 885-3666

Departments & Programs

Faculty from the following participate in the center:

Audio Technology


Computer Science

Math & Statistics



Performing Arts