About Me

I am a first-year PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at the University of Florida. I work in the Indie Lab under the supervision of Dr. Eric Ragan. My current work focuses on human perception of hand placement and movement in virtual reality.

I graduated in Spring 2019 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Arts and Sciences. Previously, I worked as an undergraduate research assistant under Dr. Jaime Ruiz of the Ruiz HCI Lab. I also worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for CAP3220, CEN3031, and COP3503 in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department.

Email: brett.benda [at] ufl.edu


8/5/2020: My paper Determining Detection Thresholds for Fixed Positional Offsets for Virtual Hand Remapping in Virtual Reality was accepted to the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality.