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David Krum Dr. David Krum is Co-Director of the ICT Mixed Reality Lab. His research interests include human-computer interaction, virtual reality, wearable computing, and 3D interaction. David graduated with BS in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech and received his PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

http://interfacearchaeology.com

Evan Suma Dr. Evan Suma is a a Senior Researcher Associate in the areas of human-computer interaction, cognition, and perception in virtual environments and 3D user interfaces. He is particularly interested in the use of perceptual illusions to enable natural walking in immersive virtual environments when physical space is limited, as well as full-body interaction for user interfaces and games, with applications in areas including training, rehabilitation, and entertainment. Evan graduated from Ithaca College with a B.A. in computer science and received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

http://people.ict.usc.edu/~suma/

Adam Jones is a Postdoctoral Researcher who specializes in the study of distance perception in Virtual and Augmented environments.  His general interests include cognitive science, visual perception, computer graphics, and understanding through experimentation. Adam holds a BS in Computer Science with minors in Software Engineering and Mathematics and a PhD & MS in Computer Science & Engineering with emphases in Cognitive Science and Graphics and Visualization from Mississippi State University.

http://www.adamjones.com

David Nelson is the Special Project Manager of the ICT MxR Lab. He comes to the Institute from the world of entertainment with a background in narrative and documentary film production. He has created content and overseen productions in the feature film, documentary, music video and commercial arenas. David has a BFA in Film Production and Dramatic Writing from NYU.
Thai Phan Thai Phan is MxR Lab’s Development Engineer. He has interest in social gestures in online virtual environments, user interface design, and mixed reality display systems. Thai holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

http://ict.usc.edu/projects/gesture_emotion_transference_using_microsoft_kinect_and_second_life_avatars/

Perry Hoberman Perry Hoberman is an installation and performance artist and educator, with interests in media archaeology as well as spatial, stereoscopic and immersive media. Hoberman is an Associate Research Professor in the Interactive Media Division at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, and has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship.

http://www.perryhoberman.com