Joseph J. LaViola Jr.

Charles N. Millican Professor of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Affiliated Research Faculty

Institute for Simulation and Training

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-2362
Harris Engineering Center 321
jjl (at)

I am a Full Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida. My interests include pen-based computing, 3D user interfaces for games, human motion estimation, virtual reality, human-robot interaction and interactive computer graphics. I am also a Visting Scholar (Research) in the Brown University Computer Science Department.

I am the director of the Interactive Computing Experiences Research Cluster.

3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, Second Edition is now available. Written with my colleagues, Ernst Kruijff (Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences), Ryan McMahan (University of Texas at Dallas), Doug Bowman (Virginia Tech), and Ivan Poupyrev (Google ATAP), it is the updated edition to the only comprehensive text/reference book on 3D user interfaces.

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