Lori Scarlatos

  • Associate Professor

Dr. Lori Scarlatos is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University. Her current research focus is educational applications employing innovative techniques such as tangible user interfaces, physical computing, multi-modal input, collaborative learning spaces, and multiplayer gaming. She also has interest and experience in computer graphics, computer-human interaction, spatial databases, and multimedia.

Dr. Scarlatos comes to Stony Brook from Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where she was an associate professor of computer science. There, she was principle investigator on numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, including the prestigious CAREER award and a highly competitive BPC (broadening participation in computing) grant. Her CRCD (combined research curriculum development) grant, in collaboration with Stony Brook, has led to several innovative educational applications as well as collaborations with the School of Education at Brooklyn College, the Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science, the Cleary School for the Deaf, and Suffolk County BOCES.

Dr. Scarlatos earned her Ph.D. in 1993 from the department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University. Her dissertation research, which focused on 3D level of detail modeling, led to an ARPA/USATEC contract to extend and apply her techniques. Dr. Scarlatos spent 10 years working in industry. In Grumman Data Systems' R&D department, she worked on cartographic applications and image analysis for the Air Force. At Lecht Sciences, she worked on animated games for PCs, and was named Vice-President at age 25. Dr. Scarlatos has also studied fine arts, and will be happy to show you her sketchbook if you ask.