AT&T Center for Virtualization

Virtualization is the creation of devices and machines that have no real, physical existence apart from their existence created or simulated by software. Virtual devices taking advantage of the Cloud’s capacity to rapidly and reactively shift resources in space and time to deliver support “on demand” and “at scale” will reshape the future of computing and communication. New advances will dramatically transform critical sectors such as telecommunication, healthcare, business, education, energy, and transportation. Learn more about the AT&T Center for Virtualization.

Center for Global Health Impact

Founded in 2014, the Center for Global Health Impact aims to save lives in communities with poor access to healthcare throughout the world. To accomplish this, the Center promotes innovative approaches that bring effective and affordable health solutions to those who need them and in ways they will use them. In particular, the Center provides leadership coaching and strategy development for health leaders, conducts research and development in technologies such as virtual reality surgical simulation, and engages students on global and public health issues. Learn more about the Center for Global Health Impact.

Center for VR Learning

The mission of the Center for VR Learning Innovation (CVRL) is to advance interdisciplinary research and innovation at SMU in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and game-based learning (GBL) for education, health and human development. In addition, the Center supports digital learning with mixed reality, virtual coaching, and interactive learning design for research and online and hybrid courses in Simmons. Learn more about the Center for VR Learning.

Family Research Center

The mission of the Family Research Center is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge on family functioning. We are dedicated to understanding and serving families in the Dallas Metroplex, but the impact of our research is far reaching, with research findings and interventions being utilized across the country and also internationally. Learn more about the Family Research Center.


Human and Machine Intelligence Game Lab

The Human and Machine Intelligence Game Lab (HuMIn) at SMU performs research at the intersection of distributed computing, video gaming, and machine learning. Games that have been developed with HuMIn include Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis, Eye in the Sky, and Wiley Wizard. Learn more about the HuMIn Game Lab.

KID Lab (Kids in Development)

We study how young kids grow and learn! We focus on young children's cognitive and language development, with special interest in technology and digital media. Our goal is to understand the pathways that lead to successful development of all individuals. Learn more about the KID Lab.


TEIL faculty members are highly involved in various projects within SMU and beyond. Below are a few examples of recent projects that TEIL members have participated in.

Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis
Project EXCEL
Project GROW
Stories of Algebra
Virtual Reality Surgery Simulator

Faculty Working in This Cluster

Dedman College

Anthropology Department

Eric G. Bing

Economics Department

Klaus Desmet
Kathy Hayes
Omer Ozak

English Department

Emma Wilson

History Department

Jo Guldi

Math Department

Scott Norris

Philosophy Department

Robert Howell

Psychology Department

Austin Baldwin
Holly Bowen
Ernest Jouriles
Aki Kamata
Sarah Kucker
Renee McDonald
David Rosenfield

Statistical Science

Jing Cao
Dan Heitjan
Monnie McGee
Lynne Stokes

Dedman School of Law

Carla L. Reyes
David O. Taylor

Lyle School of Engineering

Caruth Institute for Engineering Education

Rick Duschl

Computer Science Department

Corey Clark
Eric Larson
David Lin
Jia Zhang

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Barbara Minsker
Andrew Quicksall
Janille Smith-Colin
Jessie Zarazaga

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Suku Nair
Mitchell Thornton

Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

Eva Csaky

Meadows School of the Arts

Painting, Drawing and Creative Computation

Ira Greenberg

Art History

Abbey Stockstill

Perkins School of Theology

Robert Hunt
Rebekah Miles

Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Applied Physiology and Sport Management Department

Eric G. Bing

Education Policy and Leadership Department

Aki Kamata
Leanne Ketterlin Geller

Teaching and Learning Department

Jill Allor
Stephanie al Otaiba
Corey Brady
Tony Cuevas
Rick Duschl
Diane Gifford
Lin Lin Lipsmeyer
Prajakt Pande
Magdalena Pando
Anthony Petrosino
Kelsey Schenck
Quentin Sedlacek
Candace Walkington
Paige Ware
Jeanna Wieselmann

SMU Guildhall

Corey Clark
Boris Fisher
Joowon Kim
Myque Ouellette
Mike Porter
Elizabeth Stringer
Steve Stringer