Research Interests: Virtual Reality Environments, Human Computer Interface, and Engineering Education
Dean's Engineering Education Fellow Alumnus
Andrew Rukangu is a doctoral student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Georgia. In his research, he develops virtual reality (VR) environments and couples them with hardware devices to solve problems in the Human Computer Interface (HCI) space and in Engineering Education.
During his Dean’s Fellowship in 2023-2024, he worked on a project with Drs. John Morelock and Kyle Johnsen to study student motivation in relation to an introductory robot programming task with live and virtual reality robot demonstration components. He published the results of his work in the proceedings of the 2023 ASEE Annual Conference, where he won the Best Overall Paper Award in the Computers in Education Division. In the Spring of 2023, he taught a section of INFO 2000 (Experiential Data Science Specialization – Foundations) where the students learned python and used it to implement Machine learning algorithms in addition to data engineering.