Rawan Alghofaili

Lab: Room 405, Research Hall · George Mason University · ralghofa(at)gmu(dot)edu
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I'm a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University working under the mentorship of Professor Lap-Fai (Craig) Yu. Prior to venturing into the world of PhD life, I received an MEng. (Master's of Engineering) in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MS (Master's of Science) from the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

In the Summer of 2020, I interned at Adobe’s Creative Intelligence Lab under the mentorship of Cuong Nguyen, Vojtěch Krs, Nathan Carr and Radomír Měch.

I was also a research intern in the Summer and Fall of 2021 at Meta Reality Labs working under the mentorship of Ben Lafreniere.

Research interests: Computational Design, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Graphics, Vision, Machine Learning and HCI.


Publications

A user interacting with an AR pet using glasses.

Rawan Alghofaili, Matthew Fisher, Richard Zhang, Michal Lukáč, Lap-Fai Yu

Exploring Sketch-based Character Design Guided by Automatic Colorization.

Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI 2021)

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Biao Xie, Huimin Liu, Rawan Alghofaili, Yongqi Zhang, Yeling Jiang, Flavio Destri Lobo, Changyang Li, Wanwan Li, Haikun Huang, Mesut Akdere, Christos Mousas, Lap-Fai Yu

A Review on Virtual Reality Skill Training Applications.

Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 2021

A user interacting with an AR pet using glasses.

Wei Liang, Xinzhe Yu, Rawan Alghofaili, Yining Lang, Lap-Fai Yu

Scene-Aware Behavior Synthesis for Virtual Pets in Mixed Reality.

Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021)

a moving image showing navigation in VR using our adaptive aid

Rawan Alghofaili, Michael Solah, Haikun Huang, Yasuhito Sawahata, Marc Pomplun, Lap-Fai Yu

Optimizing Visual Element Placement via Visual Attention Analysis.

IEEE Virtual Reality (VR 2019)

a moving image showing navigation in VR using our adaptive aid

Rawan Alghofaili, Yasuhito Sawahata, Haikun Huang, Hsueh-Cheng Wang, Takaaki Shiratori, Lap-Fai Yu

Lost in Style: Gaze-driven Adaptive Aid for VR Navigation.

Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019)



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Interests

Apart from doing research. In my spare time I enjoy: hiking, yoga, cooking, knitting and exploring the local rock scene.

When at home, I like to pester my cat Ada Lovelace.