Institute for Creative Technologies
David Krum is a researcher in the fields of human-computer interaction, virtual reality, 3D interaction, and wearable computing. His work combines an engineering approach of building technical artifacts with a scientific approach of experimentation and user evaluation. He is currently a computer scientist at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, where he helps lead the Mixed Reality Research and Development Group.
Krum graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in engineering and applied science. After earning a M.S. in computer science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, he began his Ph.D. work in computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. research focused on how wearable computers, combined with 3D visualizations could enhance spatial cognition, that is, help individuals more quickly learn the structure of their surrounding environment.
Before joining ICT, Krum was most recently a researcher and project manager at the Bosch Research and Technology Center, a corporate research lab for the Bosch Group. He was previously a software engineer at Motorola and a software consultant to a location based media start up. Krum is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).