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Research Interests

  • Virutal and Augmented Reality
  • Pen and touch-based user interfaces
  • 3D user interfaces
  • Usability analysis

Other Experience

  • Director of the Modeling & Simulation Graduate Program at UCF, 2016 – 2018
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Research, Brown University, 2006-Present
  • Founder, Fluidity Software, Inc., Somerville, MA, 2006-Present
  • Founder, JJL Interface Consultants, Inc., Oviedo, FL, 2000-Present

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member, ACM, IEEE Computer Society
  • Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

Honors & Awards

  • UCF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, 2017
  • UCF Research Incentive Award, 2017
  • UCF Reach for the Stars Award, 2014
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009

Research Grants

  • “NRI: Collaborative Research: Sketching Geometry and Physics Informed Inference for Mobile Robot Manipulation in Cluttered Scenes”, NSF Award IIS-1638060, $286,434, Sole PI (100% credit), Sept. 2016 – August 2020.

Selected Publications

  • LaViola, J., Kruijff, E., McMahan, R., Bowman, D., and Poupyrev, I. 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, Addison Wesley, ISBN 0134034325, April 2017.
  • Kulshreshth, A. and LaViola, J. “Dynamic Stereoscopic 3D Parameter Adjustment for Enhanced Depth Discrimination”. Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16), 177-187, May 2016