Rudolph (Rudy) Darken


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  • SIGGRAPH 1998

    Dr. Rudy Darken is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He joined the department in July of 1996 having been at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. since 1991 as director and co-founder of the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division’s Virtual Environment Laboratory.

    His research has been primarily focused on human factors in virtual environments with emphasis on navigation and wayfinding in large-scale virtual worlds. His background includes experience in interface design, mobile computing, collaborative computing, computer augmented training systems, team training systems, real-time visual simulation, computer graphics, and computer animation.

    He is an associate editor of PRESENCE Journal. He received his BS in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990 and his MS and DSc degrees in Computer Science from The George Washington University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. 

    SIGGRAPH 1997

    Dr. Rudy Darken is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He joined the department in July of 1996, having been at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC since 1991 as director and co-founder of the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division’s Visual Environment Laboratory. Dr. Darken’s research has been primarily focused on human factors in virtual environments with emphasis on navigation and wayfinding in large-scale virtual worlds. His background includes experience in interface design, collaborative computing, computer augmented training systems, team training systems, real-time visual simulation, computer graphics, and computer animation. Recent research initiatives include spatial audio in aircraft training and operations and wireless mobile computing, or more to the point, virtual environment technology applied to real world tasks. He is a member of the editorial board of PRESENCE Journal. He received his B S in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990 and his M S and D Sc.  degrees in Computer Science from The George Washington University in 1993 and 1995, respectively.