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Lyr Lobo

Colorado Technical University
Cynthia, as Lyr Lobo, is a researcher, professor, software engineer and pioneer in the use of virtual environments for education, simulation and modeling. In 2010, her team won the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Federal Virtual World Challenge. She is a professor in the Doctor of Computer Science program at Colorado Technical University, and in 2009, she designed and launched the Doctor of Computer Science in Emerging Media degree to encourage research in virtual worlds and Web technology. She co-authored two books, 120 presentations and numerous papers, mentored 400 middle school students in Ramapo's virtual world, worked with Will Wright on the TV show Bar Karma and co-hosted the ISTE 2013 EPIC Leadership alternative reality game with Peggy Sheehy that featured Jane McGonigal. She is known as Lyrae the Insane in the World of Warcraft.