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Rochester Institute of Technology


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Dr. Vullo is a professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, creator and director of the Minor in Web Design and
Development, and MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, & Creativity) Center faculty affiliate at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He pioneered the design and development of hypermedia learning environments in the early 1980s and has been building web applications since the mid 1990s.

Dr. Vullo’s early research in hypertext and multimedia learning environments has evolved over the years into his current work with dynamic database-backed web sites and web applications. He is currently creating a second generation XML syntax as an abstraction layer (MAML) on top of the programming and database work that makes such sites possible in his Molly project. Connected to this work on the web is an interest in online communities and the virtual worlds they represent.

For much of his career he was involved in medical and dental informatics. That work necessitated exploring issues of visualization and user interface and interaction design. Dr. Vullo has a strong background and interest in using technology as a tool for education and has also done research connected to the accessibility of technology to those with disabilities, as well as taking advantage of new technologies to assist them.

As director of the Minor in Web Design and Development he created for non-computing majors and in association with the MAGIC Center, Dr. Vullo is expanding his efforts in digital imaging and video, distance education, and virtual reality/telepresence.