Doug A. Bowman




Computer Science
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About Me:
Doug A. Bowman is the Frank J. Maher Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech. He is the principal investigator of the 3D Interaction Group, focusing on the topics of three-dimensional user interface design and the benefits of immersion in virtual environments. Dr. Bowman is one of the co-authors of 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice. He has served in many roles for the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, including program chair, general chair, and steeering committee chair. He also co-founded the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (now part of IEEE VR). He received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work on 3D Interaction, and has been named an ACM Distinguished Scientist. He received the Technical Achievement award from the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee in 2014. His undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science is from Emory University, and he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition
By Jospeph LaViola, Ernst Kruijff, Ryan McMahan, Doug Bowman, and Ivan Poupyrev
Contact information:
Doug Bowman
Dept. of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
2202 Kraft Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA