|Dr. David Krum is a
Computer Scientist and the Director of the
ICT Mixed Reality Lab,
which develops new techniques and technologies for presenting
immersive experiences. His research interests include human-computer
interaction, virtual reality, and 3D interaction. He began his
research into virtual reality technologies in 1998.
At ICT, he has contributed to development of low cost virtual reality
displays, such as the smartphone based FOV2GO, and REFLCT, a head
mounted projector display for augmented reality.
Before joining ICT, David worked as a research scientist for the
Bosch Research and Technology Center, investigating automotive
user interfaces and 3D visualizations for building security systems.
He also worked as a software engineer for Motorola, contributing to
data communications products like the BitSURFR ISDN modem, selected
as a Best Product of 1996 by PC Magazine.
David earned a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from the
California Institute of Technology and an MS in Computer Science
from University of Alabama in Huntsville. His PhD, from the
Georgia Institute of Technology, focused on how wearable computers,
combined with 3D visualizations could help spatial cognition,
that is, help individuals more quickly learn the structure of
their surrounding environment. His dissertation involved an
eyeglass mounted wearable computer display, a decade before the
introduction of Google Glass.
He can be reached at: krum at ict.usc.edu
For undergrad and graduate student internship opportunities in my lab
and at my institute, please visit
the ICT Internship
page and the ICT REU page. A
research opportunity for high school
ICT Research Academy is also available.