Brief Bio

Nicholas A. Giudice, III. Ph.D.

I did my undergraduate training at Providence College, where I studied Experimental Psychology and Philosophy. I credit Profs. Clint Anderson and George Raymond as the first people to truly fire me up about the connection between neurophysiology, perception, and cognition. I attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota, receiving my Ph.D. from the Cognitive and Braine Sciences program in the Department of Psychology in Fall of 2004. My graduate advisors were Prof. Gordon Legge, who is Director of the Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research and Prof. Herbert Pick, who directed the Spatially-Coordinated Behavioral Laboratory. After my graduate work, I studied as a postdoctoral research fellow from 2005-2008 with Prof. Jack Loomis in the Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience Program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). 
In Fall of 2008, I joined the University of Maine (UMaine) as an assistant professor in the Dept. of Spatial Information Science and Engineering. I received tenure in 2013 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2018. My primary faculty appointment is in the Spatial Informatics (SI) program in the School of Computing and Information Science (SCIS). I also hold joint appointments in the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) and the Department of Psychology at UMaine. I am the Director Emeritus and founder of the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory, which I run with Dr. Richard Corey. VEMI is a one-of-a-kind educational, research, and development facility built on an innovative operating model blending theory and practice from creative arts, science, and interface design. VEMI is a 5000+ sqft facility comprising the only fully immersive VR system in the state of Maine and one of the largest high resolution fully trackable spaces in the world.