Summary Metrics

The following information provides a synopsis of my professional productivity, effort, and contributions as of July 2022.

Competitive Grants and Research Support:

  • PI or Co-PI of over $15 million in grants and contracts from NIH, NSF, NIDILRR, USDA, and others.
  • 26 extramural grants and supplements, 13 industrial collaborations, and 20 internal grants
  • Over 30 national / international grant collaborators
  • University leading 29 undergraduate research awards supporting VEMI students
  • Consultant for 14 Phase I and II SBIR / STTR projects and start-up companies 

Academic Products / Publications:

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Over 200 academic products, including:

  • Significant basic and applied research contributions to over a dozen disciplines
  • 44 peer-reviewed journal articles / book chapters, 2 essay’s, 1 policy/technical brief, 6 edited books / technical reports, 26 fully refereed conference proceedings, 111 conference presentations, and 15 theses (as 1st advisor).
  • 117 national / international collaborators, with N.A. Giudice lead or senior / corresponding author on ~90% of all products.
  • 16 student research excellence awards
  • 32 student co-authors, with ~59% student led publications
  • ~68% of all products include student collaboration

Student Advising, Mentoring, and Committee Participation:

Over 111 students advised, including:

  • Supervisor for 2 postdocs, 5 staff, 7 Post-Bachelor students, 68 undergraduate students, 3 internships, 9 high school student research experience / summer internships, and 4 Top Scholar students.
  • Transdisciplinary focus with VEMI student backgrounds from 22 disciplines (6 current).
  • 98% of graduated VEMI students are employed or enrolled in terminal graduate degrees.

 Member of 21 student committees, including:

  • 1st advisor for 5 doctoral students, 10 masters students, 2 undergraduate honors theses, and 4 undergraduate capstone projects.


  • I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of human-computer interaction, virtual reality and research, spatial cognition, and experimental design.

Professional service and leadership: 

  • Chair / co-chair of 12 scientific conferences.
  • Member of 17 conference / workshop program committees.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of 3 blindness-related organizations: American Council of the Blind (ACB) of Maine, Maine Organization for blind athletic leadership and education (MOBALE), and the Iris Network.
  • Member of 3 scientific advisory boards: The Access Computing Alliance, Click and Go Wayfinding Maps, LLC., and AIRA Tech Corp. 

Institutional and Editorial Service:

Involvement on 26 university committees including:

  • 9 on information technology, inclusion, and accessibility, 6 on research and resources, 2 on curriculum review, 4 on policy development, 2 search committees, 1 award nomination committee, and 2 faculty mentorship.

Reviewer for over 60 scientific outlets, including:

  • 45 journals / conferences, 11 research grants, 2 books, and 2 expert commentaries

Media, News, and Public outreach:

Over 72 media / publicity pieces, including

  • VEMI is the University leader in hosting tours and public outreach exhibitions to UMaine students / stakeholders.
  • We have conducted more than 300 VEMI public education tours / outreach experiences since 2009.
  • We have exposed over 15,000 people to our work through interactive demos and experiential learning opportunities since 2009.