Mahda is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Geography and the Center for Immersive Experiences. She is a researcher in the field of human cognition, geospatial data visualization, and immersive technologies. She works on embodied virtual learning environments, human perception, memory, and performance. She also works on procedural modeling, rebuilding historical data, and integrating geospatial data in VR, including LiDAR data, DEM, or any point clouds.
She is inspired by human cognition science and human-computer interactions to enhance perception, learning performance, and meaningful immersive experiences. She is driven by collaboration and curiosity to make spatial information and virtual learning accessible to everyone.