Evan Suma

Evan Suma

Research Assistant Professor
Institute for Creative Technologies

Research Assistant Professor
USC School of Engineering Computer Science Department

Evan Suma is a research assistant professor at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. His research interests broadly include interaction and perception in immersive virtual environments and 3D user interfaces. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where as part of his dissertation he conducted several comprehensive experiments to evaluate the cognitive effects of VR locomotion techniques. More recently, he invented a novel redirection technique for enabling walking through virtual environments that are much larger than the physical tracking area. Suma has written or co-authored over 20 papers in the areas of virtual environments, 3D user interfaces, and information visualization, and received the best paper award at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces in 2007. He also serves on organizing and program committees for the IEEE Virtual Reality and ACM Virtual Reality Software & Technology conferences.