My name is Brendan David-John and I am currently a PhD student at the University of Florida studying Computer Science. I am from Salamanca NY, which is located on the Allegany reservation of the Seneca Nation of Indians. My personal goals include increasing the representation of Native Americans in STEM and higher education, specifically in Computing. I believe that accomplishing this goal comes from an introduction to STEM during secondary school, and immersion in research early during their college career. I am a proud member of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society, and I have been a Sequoyah Fellow since 2013.
My research interests include eye tracking, virtual reality, human perception, and vision within the field of computer graphics.
In the news:
"New Student Organization Seeks To Shed Light On Academic Pathways For Indigenous Students " - UF Division of Student Life
"Paper Nominated as a Best Journal Paper at IEEE VR" - UF CISE Department News
"Ph.D. Student is the First at a Florida University to Receive the Google Ph.D. Fellowship" - UF CISE Department News
"Level Up: Season 3 Episode 38" - Brendan and his wife Mikaela are featured on the Level Up on Presence and Belonging podcast, produced by the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Florida
"Two graduate students earn NSF fellowships" - RIT News
"A Celebration of Excellence and Appreciation" - RIT Diversity Newsletter
"Aiming To Inspire"- Salamanca Press