Born and raised in the Netherlands, Dr. Bruggeman received his B.Sc. in Human Movement Sciences from Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). He then obtained a position as a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota with Professor Gordon Legge. In Minnesota he became a graduate student at the Department of Psychology completing his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Biological Psychology in 2004. His dissertation research, under the supervision of Professor Herbert Pick, addressed issues of visual-motor adaptation. As a paradigm he used learning to throw on a rotating carousel; very similar to that featured on Science@NASA. Following his graduate work, Hugo became a post doctoral fellow at Brown University, collaborating with Professor Bill Warren to study the perceptual control of locomotion. He currently holds an Assistant Professor of Research position at Brown University. His research interests continue to evolve and, since recently, also include computational vision (in collaboration with Professor Fulvio Domini).