Contact Info

Brian McLaughlin
Faculty Director
RuCCS, The Center for Cognitive Sciences 
152 Frelinghuysen Road, A137, Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: (848) 445-1612 / Fax: (732) 445-6715
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As a member of the Executive Council, you will have direct access to our staff and resources to help you all along the research lifecycle, from finding and securing funding to project completion and research dissemination. Click below to learn more about our staff members and how they can help you on your RuCCS related research initiatives.

RuCCS operates under the direction of Brian McLaughlin.

Executive Council Faculty

Our Center provides researchers across multiple  disciplines to interact with each other as well as external researches and  laboratories.
  Dr. Sara Pixley
Executive Staff Director

Dr. Pixley can offer support in identifying RuCCS grant opportunities, as well as writing and submitting them for review.
  Shiva Patel
Business Manager

Shiva can complete budget analyses and year-end reconciliations for RuCCS accounts, and prepare financial budgets for RuCCS affiliated grant submissions.
  Chris Kourtev
Scientific Programmer

For RuCCS research initiatives, Chris can program computer based experiments, set up data collection and analysis, and help with web and graphic design.
  Jo’Ann Meli
Administrative Assistant

Jo’Ann can provide information when organizing RuCCS conferences and other research related activities.

 

Need Tech Support? Submit a work order with Radhames Camilo. He can help you set up, administer, maintain, and upgrade communication systems.

Bio

Jo’Ann has an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and 40+ years of administrative experience. Prior to joining Rutgers, Jo’Ann worked at Goldman Sachs & Co as a Department Administrator in their Management Development and Training Department. She possess strong supervisory, administrative, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities, all of which help her to perform difficult tasks effectively and efficiently. In her role as the RuCCS Administrative Assistant, she has demonstrated knowledge and understanding about office administration, prioritizing, organizing, coordinating, and facilitating.

Contact Info

Jo'Ann Meli
Administrative Assistant II
RuCCS, Center for Cognitive Sciences
152 Frelinghuysen Road (A129)
Piscataway, NJ 08854
848-445-6660 (P)/848-445-6715 (F)
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How He Can Help

Chris is a valuable resource that is to be shared between the center's staff and labs. He can provide technical assistance and guidance to department members in the below areas related to computing. The list below is not comprehensive, and Chris can learn new technology and software as relevant to research initiatives.

  • Experiment programming, data collection and analysis for the following environments:
    • Web Based Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) using PsiTurk. PsiTurk is an Amazon MTurk interface that allows you to quickly develop and deploy more interactive and visually sophisticated experiments than possible via the MTurk controls. These experiments are traditionally 2D but Chris is currently working on integrating a 3D rending library that will enable experiments using 3D stimuli. 
    • Matlab and Psychtoolbox, including 2D and 3D (both stereo and non-stereo) 
    • Eye tracking with Eyelink and SR Experiment Builder
    • Mobile/Touchscreen Experiments for Android and iOS based devices
  • Graphic design and 2D/3D stimuli creation for simulations and 3D printing
  • Web Design and Dynamic Database Driven Web Application Development 

Bio

Hristiyan has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University.  He has over 10+ years of programming experience and has been at The Center since 2008. During his time here he has worked with all labs assisting them with various IT issues, web and application development, experiment programming, data analysis and more. 

Contact Info

Hristiyan (Chris) Kourtev
Scientific Programmer
Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS) 
152 Frelinghuysen Road, A111, Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: (848) 445-4380
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How He Can Help

Radhames can provide technical assistance and guidance to department members in the following areas related to computing:

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Operating System
  • Printing
  • Multimedia
  • Networking Issues

Bio

Radhames has a B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.  He has over 15+ years of experience providing technical support both remotely and onsite. He has worked at various companies providing technical support ranging from implementing, supporting, and troubleshooting, before coming to Rutgers University in 2014 as a Unit Computing Manager. 

Contact Info

Radhames Camilo
Unit Computing Manager
RuCCS, The Center for Cognitive Sciences 
152 Frelinghuysen Road, A110, Busch Campus
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: (848) 445-1606
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Contact RuCCS

Psychology Building Addition
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020


Phone:

  • 848-445-1625
  • 848-445-6660
  • 848-445-0635


Fax:

  • 732-445-6715