Nick Flor

Associate Professor

Dr. Nick V. Flor is an Associate Professor in the Marketing, Information Systems, and Decision Sciences group at the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Anderson School of Management. He holds a PhD & Masters in Cognitive Science and a Bachelors in Computer Science, all from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to UNM, he spent 8 years as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate School of Industrial Administration. Before academia, he worked in industry for 10 years as a software engineer and project leader at Hewlett Packard's San Diego Division. He has published extensively in the areas of virtual communities and online social systems. Dr. Flor's current research interests lie in the application of 3D virtual worlds to renewable & sustainable energy education, where he is co-PI on the National Science Foundation’s SEPTET grant. He is the author of Web Business Engineering, and a past Director of UNM’s Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media Program.

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Research Interests

Virtual worlds
Immersive interactive visualizations
Exploratory data analytics
Distributed cognition in social media