Dr. Saleh Kalantari
Lois and Mel Tukman Assistant Professor
Design+Environmental Analysis 
Qi Yang
Ph.D. Student
Design+Environmental Analysis 
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Dr. Jesus Cruz-Garza
Postdoctoral Researcher 
Electrical Engineering 

There are frequent opportunities available at DAIL for postdoctoral fellows, Ph.D. student, research associates, short-term interns, and visiting scholars, as well as current and prospective students at Cornell.

James Dalton Rounds
Ph.D. Researcher 
Human Development 
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Tong (Bill) Xu
Ph.D. Student
Design + Environmental Analysis

Michael Darfler
Graduate Research Assistant 
Design + Environmental Analysis
Armin Mostafavi
Ph.D. Researcher
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Elle Luo 
Graduate Research Assistant 
Design+Environmental Analysis
Elita Gao 
Research Assistant 
Bingzhao Zhu
Ph.D. Researcher 
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
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TX Zheng 
Graduate Research Assistant 
Design+Environmental Analysis 
Tianlin Zhao 
Graduate Research Assistant 
Computer Science 
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Arthur Wayne
Research Assistant  
Policy Analysis and Management
Viraj Nitin Govani
Research Assistant  
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Angella Anyi Lee
Research Assistant  
Nutritional Sciences
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Muhaimin Sarker
Research Assistant  
Computer Science 
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Ashley Xiang
Research Assistant  
Design + Environmental Analysis 
Debbie Jung
Research Assistant  
Human Centered Design 
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Yingyi Shu
Research Assistant  
Information Science
Bonny Wong 
Research Assistant  
Design+Environmental Analysis
Former Members: 
  • Talia Fishman 

  • Howard Zhang

  • Julia Kan

  • Vidushi Tripathi 

  • Matthew Rosen

  • Emme Wong

  • Joanna Moon

  • Rebecca North

  • Jasmine Guo

  • Clair Choi

  • Alice Rhim

  • Ebrahim Poustinchi  

  • Wanjiru Ndambiri

  • Mohammad Hassan Saleh Tabari

Open Positions for the Design & Augmented Intelligence Lab (DAIL) at Cornell University


We are building a collaborative team of students and researchers with the goal of exploring the intersections of design, human ingenuity, and artificial intelligence and enhancing the features of the virtual and physical worlds. The Design & Augmented Intelligence Lab is part of the Design + Environmental Analysis Department at Cornell University. Our scope extends from personal hand-held artifacts to expansive and interconnected urban landscapes. The lab incorporates interdisciplinary perspectives from fields as diverse as architecture, computer science, and psychology to further develop our understanding of new design technologies and their effects on human well-being. We strive to inclusively collaborate with researchers in various fields and from diverse backgrounds to enhance the ways in which we design and fabricate the built environment.

Postdoctoral Associate (2022) 

The Design and Augmented Intelligence Lab (DAIL) at the Department of Human Centered Design, Cornell University (https://www.dail.human.cornell.edu/) is seeking to hire Postdoctoral Associate to contribute to our current projects in the lab. The postdoctoral associate will contribute to research efforts at the intersection of environmental psychology, design, and neuroscience, including studies in which we use a variety of mobile brain-body imaging (MoBI) techniques (EEG, GSR, eye-tracking, motion tracking) to study the human behavior during wayfinding in indoor environments. The position is fully funded for one year with the potential for renewal. The position involves: 

  • Lead in collecting, processing, and analyzing MoBI data for ongoing and future spatial navigation studies in the lab.

  • Create research project standard operating procedures.

  • Prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols and periodic internal reports and status updates.

  • Data management.  

  • Writing research papers for peer-reviewed journals and conferences. 

  • Lead and train Research Assistants of varied levels.  



  • Applicants must have obtained or be in the process of obtaining a doctoral degree in related fields and relevant research experience. 

  • Strong written communication and experience with scientific writing and publication.

  • Experience with multidisciplinary science.

  • Advanced knowledge of neuroscience, digital signal processing, and computational neuroscience.

  • Experience with mobile EEG recording and analysis. Additional expertise in analyzing GSR, motion capture, and eye tracking data is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in application and algorithm developments in machine learning and visualization: MATLAB or Python.

  • Experience overseeing research assistants; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.  




The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Job Online:

  • Cover letter describing research experience, fit for the position, and future interests (2 pages max)

  • CV (including full publication list)

  • Provide names and email addresses of three references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email, requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. The start date can be as soon as Summer 2022 but is flexible. 


Fully-funded Ph.D., Application Deadline: November 1

We are seeking passionate and motivated graduate students to join DAIL. The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University invites applicants to the Doctoral Program in Human Behavior and Design. The Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design at Cornell University is a multidisciplinary program integrating the social sciences and design. Research focuses on environmental settings across a range of scales (from products to buildings to cities) that support safe, healthy and productive behaviors and foster sustainable design and lifestyles. 


– Prospective students must first be admitted to a relevant graduate program at Cornell. Please ensure that all of your application materials are submitted by the November 1st deadline. Describe your interest in working at DAIL in your Statement of Purpose and in the Faculty & Research Interests part of your online application.


– Preferred applicants should be interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S., M.A., or Ph.D.) focused on design research. They should hold an undergraduate degree in a design discipline, broadly defined, such as architecture, industrial design, product design, interior design, interaction design, user experience, media arts, HCI, HRI, human factors psychology, human-centered design, or human-centered computing/engineering. Successful applications will demonstrate a promise for cultivating new vocabularies of design and new, complex realms of understanding computational design and emerging technologies in design fields.


– Full funding and a living stipend may be offered to qualified doctoral applicants. The degree of Ph.D. in Human Behavior and Design will be awarded in DEA (Design + Environment Analysis) at Cornell University. Research opportunities at DAIL focus on environmental settings across a range of scales (from products to buildings to cities) that support safe, healthy, and productive behaviors and foster sustainable lifestyles. As one of the eight Ivy League Universities, Cornell consistently ranks among the top-20 research universities globally. The university benefits from its beautiful natural surroundings in upstate New York, and adjoins the lively, inclusive downtown of Ithaca.

Students and Scholars Who Are Already Part of Cornell University

We are always looking for bright and motivated students and scholars with design, engineering, and/or computer science backgrounds to join the lab. If you are interested, please send your CV to Dr. Saleh Kalantari <sk3268@cornell.edu>. We will get back to you about the upcoming research and design opportunities at DAIL.

D+EA Ph.D.

Deadline Nov. 1st


Deadline Dec. 1st


Deadline Dec. 1st