Joseph J. LaViola, Jr.
Joseph J. LaViola Jr. is the Charles N. Millican Professor of Computer Science and directs the Interactive Computing Experiences Research Cluster at the University of Central Florida. He is also an adjunct associate research professor in the Computer Science Department at Brown University and the former director of the Modeling and Simulation graduate program at UCF.
His primary research interests include pen- and touch-based interactive computing, 3D spatial interfaces, human-robot interaction, multimodal interaction, and user interface evaluation. His work has appeared in journals such as ACM TIIS, ACM TOCHI, IEEE PAMI, Presence, and IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, and he has presented research at conferences including ACM CHI, ACM IUI, IEEE Virtual Reality, and ACM SIGGRAPH. He is also the lead author on the second edition of 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, the first comprehensive book on 3D user interfaces.