Chicago Tribune Interview

In this article, published on Sept. 18, 2014, my perspective on research, Oculus, robotics, and virtual reality are covered.

Back at Illinois

After two years away, I returned to the university in August 2014 with renewed energy and focus. Since September 2012, I started helping Oculus VR with head tracking when it was only a few people. In March 2013, I joined full-time in Irvine as the head scientist, mainly working on tracking and perceptual psychology. Three other former members of my lab have been involved: Anna Yershova, Max Katsev, and Dan Gierl. In March 2014, Oculus VR was purchased by Facebook. (Also see the university news story.) I have since moved to Illinois, where I jointly work for both Oculus/Facebook and UIUC, and I am building research labs for both. Also, in Spring 2015 (Jan-May) I am offering a UIUC course on virtual reality (and over time, I hope to make as many open materials as possible).

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