• V. Interrante is with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
• B.C. Lok is with the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL 32611.
• A. Majumder is with the Department of Computer Science, University of Califorina, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• M. Hirose is with the Department of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo, Japan. E-mail: email@example.com.
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Victoria Interrante received the PhD degree in computer science in 1996 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was coadvised by Henry Fuchs and Stephen Pizer. She worked as a staff scientist at the Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE) at NASA Langley for two years before joining the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, where she is currently an associate professor. Her research focuses on applying insights from perception to applications in virtual reality, visualization, and computer graphics. She received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2000 for her work in this area. She was general cochair of the first ACM/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization in 2004, and program cochair for the International Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging in 2008 and for the Joint Virtual Reality Conference in 2010. She currently serves on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Perception (2004-2012) and Computers & Graphics (2011-2012). She is a senior member of the IEEE.
Benjamin C. Lok received the PhD degree (2002, advisor: Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.) and the MS degree (1999) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the BS degree in computer science (1997) from the University of Tulsa. He did a postdoctoral fellowship (2003) under Dr. Larry F. Hodges at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is an associate professor in the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Department at the University of Florida (UF). He is also an adjunct associate professor in the Surgery Department at the Medical College of Georgia. His research focuses on virtual humans and mixed reality in the areas of computer graphics, virtual environments, and human-computer interaction. He received a US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award (2007-2012) and the UF ACM CISE Teacher of the Year Award in 2005-2006. He and his students in the Virtual Experiences Research Group have received Best Paper Awards at ACM I3D (top 3, 2003) and IEEE VR (2008). He currently serves on the steering committee of the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference and he was a program cochair of the ACM VRST 2009 and IEEE Virtual Reality 2010 and 2011 conferences, and area chair for IEEE ISMAR 2009. He will be general chair of IEEE VR in 2013. Professor Lok is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation. He is a member of the IEEE.
Aditi Majumder is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. She received the PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. Her research areas are computer graphics, vision, and image processing with primary focus on multiprojector displays. Her research aims to make multiprojector displays truly commodity products and easily accessible to the common man. She has won three best paper awards in 2009-2010 in premiere venues: IEEE Visualization, IEEE VR, and IEEE PROCAMS. She is the coauthor of the book Practical Multi-Projector Display Design. She was the program and general cochair of the Projector-Camera Workshop (PROCAMS) 2005 and the program chair of PROCAMS 2009. She was also the conference cochair for ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2007 and general conference chair of IEEE Virtual Reality 2012. She has played a key role in developing the first curved screen multiprojector display being marketed by NEC/Alienware currently, and is an advisor at Disney Imagineering for advances in their projection-based theme park rides. She was a recipient of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2009 for Ubiquitous Displays via a Distributed Framework. She is a member of the IEEE.
Michitaka Hirose received the PhD degree from the University of Tokyo. He is a professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. His research interests include human-computer interfaces, interactive computer graphics, wearable computers, and VR. He's a project leader of the Digital Public Art project and the head of Cyber Interface group of the Information and Robot Technology project, sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Education. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE and is vice president of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan.