School of Visual Arts
203 Draper Road
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061
I am currently an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts, I am interested in human-computer interaction, interactive art, and science. My research focuses on virtual and augmented reality, intersecting with computer graphics, robotics, digital games, and design. I direct the Reality Design Studio.
I received a PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. My dissertation focused on mobile augmented reality interfaces. I also have a MS in Computer Science from UFMG, Brazil. In my thesis, I investigated an efficient way to render multiple points of view in a computer cluster.
From 2010 to 2014, I was an Assistant Professor at the School of Fine Arts of UFMG, Brazil, where I have helped to develop the curriculum of the bachelor's degree in Animated Cinema and Digital Arts. My artistic research was part of inaugural or permanent exhibitions in Brazil.
I was a co-founder of the game development studio Ilusis. My responsibilities included strategic planning, writing R&D funding proposals, managing projects, and contributing to game design.
I like to go camping, hiking or mountain biking and I like to build things. I do think computers are bikes for the mind.
You can find my CV here.