I am an associate professor with a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. My research falls into the following three areas: Event Perception; Embodied Cognition; and Human Centered Computing. Under my direction, cognitive science lab is investigating (a) how people come to segment the constant flux of sensory inputs into meaningful events; (b) how factors such as risks impact event perception; and (c) how differences in sensory motor feedback impact perceiving, remembering, and enacting actions in virtual environments.
Louwerse, M. M., Graesser, A. C., Lu, S., & Mitchell, H. (2005). Social cues in animated conversational agents. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 1-12.
Louwerse, M., Graesser, A. C., McNamara, D., & Lu, S. (2008). Embodied conversational agents as conversational partners. Applied Cognitive Psychology: Special Theme Issue. doi:10.1002/acp. 1527
Lu, S., Harter, D., & Graesser, A. C. (2009). An empirical and computational investigation of perceiving and remembering event temporal relations. Cognitive Science, 33, 345-373.