Eric D. Ragan
Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Department of Computer Science
I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Virginia Tech. As a member of the 3D Interaction Group, I work with Dr. Doug Bowman on immersive virtual reality research. My research interests include immersive virtual reality and 3D worlds, visual analytics, educational software, training systems, virtual travel techniques, and human-computer interaction. For my dissertation research, I am studying how people use space and locations to help themselves learn in virtual environments. I am interested in whether learners can take advantage of 3D layouts to help understand information. I plan on graduating with my PhD in May, 2013.