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Evan A. Suma, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Institute for Creative Technologies
University of Southern California

Department of Computer Science
USC Viterbi School of Engineering


March 12, 2012: Our paper, "Impossible Spaces: Maximizing Natural Walking in Virtual Environments with Self-Overlapping Architecture" received the honorable mention for best paper at IEEE VR 2012. We also received the award for best research demo at the conference!

December 2, 2011: Our paper, "Markerless Full Body Tracking: Depth-Sensing Technology within Virtual Environments" won the award for best paper in the Emerging Concepts and Innovative Technologies category at I/ITSEC 2011.

April 4, 2011: My Kinect hack to make Google's Gmail Motion April Fools' Day prank actually work has been covered by news organizations such as NPR, CNN, and The New York Times!

March 20, 2011: My short paper, "Effects of Redirection on Spatial Orientation in Real and Virtual Environments," won the award for best-technote at IEEE 3DUI 2011.

January 10, 2011: My youtube video demonstrating full-body control of World of Warcraft with FAAST has received over 1 million views, and has been covered by news organizations such as Wired, MSNBC, and The Los Angeles Times!