Experts on Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented reality blends digital information or objects with the real-world environment. It relies on computer visionsensors, and display technologies to recognize and overlay digital content onto the user's view of the physical world. AR systems, often implemented on smartphones or smart glasses, must accurately understand the user's surroundings and context to provide relevant augmentations. WPI experts on augmented reality can speak to its applications in education (enhanced learning materials), navigation (head-up displays in vehicles), and industrial maintenance (overlaying instructions on machinery).

Robert Dempski
Robert E. Dempski
  • Professor Chemistry & Biochemistry
Professor Dempski's lab focuses on biomedically relevant proteins at the cell's surface. Dysfunction of these proteins results in diseases such as pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer's. ... View Profile
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Lane T. Harrison
  • Associate Professor Computer Science
Professor Harrison's research quantifies and models how people interpret, use, and create data visualizations. ... View Profile
Dmitry Korkin
  • Professor Computer Science
Professor Korkin's research is interdisciplinary and spans the fields of bioinformatics of complex disease, computational genomics, systems biology. ... View Profile
Erin R Ottmar
  • Associate Professor Social Science & Policy Studies
Professor Ottmar aims to develop and evaluate classroom interventions that improve mathematics teaching and learning. Her research focuses on the intersections of educational, cognitive, and developmental psychology. ... View Profile
Charles Davis Roberts
  • Assistant Professor Computer Science
Professor Roberts examines human-centered computing in digital arts practice. ... View Profile
Gillian Smith
  • Associate Professor Computer Science
Professor Smith is an award-winning game designer. ... View Profile