Dr. Nicholas A. Giudice, III.
I did my undergraduate training at Providence College, Rhode Island and received my Ph.D. in the Cognitive and Braine Sciences program from the University of Minnesota. I started at the University of Maine in 2008 and am currently an Associate Professor of Spatial Informatics in the School of Computing and Information Science. I am the founding director of the Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory. For more information about me and my research, please check out the following links.
My research philosophy is that good science should strive to be both theoretically motivated and functionally relevant. To this end, my research program provides a unique bridge between traditional spatial cognition research and interface design. My work draws on multiple disciplinary domains in the study of how spatial information is learned, represented in memory, and acted upon using multiple inputs (audition, language, touch, and vision) by both blind and sighted people, as well as the design of multimodal information access technologies to facilitate these endeavors. This page provides a brief overview of my research program and highlights a few areas where I believe my work has made the greatest scientific contribution and had the broadest impact.
The sum total of one’s professional life can (and should) be evaluated in multiple ways. This page provides a snapshot of my professional productivity, effort, and contributions as of August 2016.
My current guide dog, Bernie, is pictured on the left, and my retired guide, Uro, is pictured on the right. Both love eating, chasing balls / sticks, swimming, and making their dad very proud. Oh yeah, both are published!