Charles Hughes is Pegasus Professor of Computer Science in the University of Central Florida’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. He is also Professor of Digital Media, an Affiliated Faculty member in Text & Technology, a member of the Modeling & Simulation Graduate Program faculty, and co-director of the university's Synthetic Reality Laboratory (SREAL). He has held prior faculty positions at Penn State and the University of Tennessee. He has been PI or co-PI on over $20M in grants, is author or co-author of over 200 refereed research publications and is one of the co-inventors of the patented TeachLivE paradigm and technology. Dr. Hughes holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Penn State University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Northeastern University.