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Research and Student Assistants

Research and Student Assistants

A variety of graduate research assistants and undergraduate student assistants work with the SimTigrate Design Lab's core faculty and staff on numerous projects and strategies.

Raha Rastegar

Raha Rastegar

Graduate Research Assistant

raha.mora@gatech.edu

Raha Rastegar is a graduate research assistant at the SimTigrate Design lab and a master’s student in the School of Architecture's Health and Design program at Georgia Tech. She received her M.Arch. from Beheshti University, Iran. After a few years of practicing, she started to focus on studying how shaping the physical environment impacts human feeling, behavior, and well-being, especially in healthcare facilities. Her current research interest is in applying evidence-based design in translating the research into practice, and visual analysis in healthcare facilities to improve the social, organizational, and economic outcomes for the most vulnerable populations, including children and the elderly. She is participating in multiple research projects, including a patient-centered ICU room design, improving healthcare members’ collaboration through team-room design, and analyzing the impact of lighting in pediatric intensive care units.

Clayton Feustel

Clayton Feustel

Graduate Research Assistant

clayton.feustel@gatech.edu

Clayton Feustel is a computer science Ph.D. student working in both the SimTigrate Design Lab and the Everyday Computing Lab. He has undergraduate and master’s degrees in computer science from Georgia Tech. Clayton’s interests lie at the intersection of ubiquitous computing, environmental psychology, and health informatics. His previous work examines personal informatics systems and how novel methods of data presentation influence reflection and people’s interaction with health data. More recently, Clayton has begun to explore how environmental data can be incorporated into mobile health systems to capture a more holistic understanding of one’s health and health behavior. In particular, Clayton is investigating how environmental conditions (e.g., sound) affect the experience and health outcomes of an aging population.

Yeinn Oh

Yeinn Oh

Graduate Research Assistant

yeinnoh@gatech.edu

Yeinn Oh is a graduate research assistant in SimTigrate Design Lab and a Ph.D. student in Architecture. She received her B.Arch and B.A. in Psychology from Ajou University, South Korea, and received M.S. Urban Design in Georgia Tech. Yeinn is interested in simulating human behavior in a built environment using agent-based modeling. She is involved in multiple projects including post-occupancy evaluation and layout effect for design for people with mild cognitive impairment, designing safe environment for healthcare workers in infectious disease units.

Vitor Leite Goncalves

Vitor Leite Goncalves

Graduate Research Assistant

vlgoncalves@gatech.edu

Vitor Leite Goncalves is a graduate research assistant for the SimTigrate Design Lab. He is a Master of Science student in the High-Performance Building program of the School of Architecture. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Korea University, South Korea. He is currently assisting the built environment team on projects related to speech perception within the Cognitive Empowerment Program and is also investigating how sound affects the sleep experience of MCI patients at home. Vitor is interested developing a clearer relationship between building performance metrics (e.g., in acoustics, lighting) and how it can improve the indoor experience of healthcare members.

Anna Rogers

Anna Rogers

Graduate Assistant

arogers92@gatech.edu

Anna Rogers is a graduate student of the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech and currently serves as a graduate assistant for the SimTigrate Design Lab. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and was a researcher with Emory’s Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology for six years before changing career paths to architecture. She hopes to integrate neuroscience research into her future career as an architect and is thrilled to be a part of SimTigrate's interdisciplinary team. Anna is assisting with a project focused on design for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). She is working on exploring design interventions to improve sleep hygiene and quality of life for individuals with MCI.

Sofia Mendoza Lomeli

Sofia Mendoza Lomeli

Undergraduate Student Assistant

smml3@gatech.edu

Sofia Mendoza Lomeli is an undergraduate student assistant project volunteer at the SimTigrate Design Lab. She is a candidate for a B.S in mechanical engineering with a concentration in design. In order to ameliorate her cognizance of design beyond the mechanical engineering perspective, she hopes to learn design fundamentals from an architectural and biomedical point of view that the SimTigrate Design Lab offers. She also is interested in learning about how evidence-based simulation and research can influence design choices of a final product. On campus, Sophia is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers as well as a Mechanical Engineering Ambassador of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

Andrea Green

Andrea Green

Undergraduate Student Assistant

agreen99@gatech.edu

Andrea Green is an undergraduate student assistant at the SimTigrate Design Lab. She is a third year Chemical Engineering student with a research background in fluid mechanics and water sustainability. As an aspiring engineer, Andrea hopes to optimize processes within the lab and use her technical expertise to design useful technology. Outside of the lab, Andrea is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Anna Andani

Anna Andani

Undergraduate Student Assistant

aandani6@gatech.edu

Anna Andani is an undergraduate student assistant for the SimTigrate Design Lab, and she currently serves as the lab’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a first-year undergraduate student studying Business Administration with a minor in Spanish. As a Scheller College of Business student, Anna aspires to bring an innovative approach to the way she manages SimTigrate’s social media. On campus, she is a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Sigma Pi, and FreShGA.

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Katherine Mueller

Undergraduate Student Assistant - Volunteer

katiem120598@gatech.edu

Katie Mueller is a fifth year undergraduate student majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Architecture. She hopes to gain more experience in the design field while making use of her engineering background through working as a volunteer undergraduate research assistant through SimTigrate Design Lab. After graduation, she plans to apply to architecture schools to receive her MArch degree. On campus, Katie is a member of the Tech the Halls, Alpha Gamma Delta, Georgia Tech Tour Guides, and the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers.

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