TEAM

Meet the IVC Team

Staff Programmer:
Giovanni Aguirre

Graduate Students:
Isaac Nealey
Weichen Liu
Saurabh Jadhav
Kamran Alipour
Menghe Zhang
Trevor Hedstrom
Yue Wu
Ziyang Zhang

IVC Collaborators

Kelly Courtney

Tom DeFanti

Anthony Duca

Thomas Levy

Scott McAvoy

Steve McCloskey

Sonia Ramamoorthy

Ramesh Rao

Larry Smarr

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Jurgen Shulze

DIRECTOR

Dr. Jurgen Schulze is an Associate Research Scientist at UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute, and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the computer
science department, where he teaches computer graphics and virtual reality. His research interests include applications for virtual and augmented reality systems, 3D human-computer interaction, and medical data visualization. He holds an M.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After his graduation he spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Computer Science Department at Brown University working on real-time volume rendering in virtual reality.

EDUCATION

Virtual reality is a great tool for education. At IVC, we’re using VR to help hospital patients better understand conditions impacting their health, and to bring threatened cultural sites around the globe to public universities.

DATA ANALYSIS

Our augmented reality technology offers anyone the power to visualize large, multidimensional datasets in 3D. Users can interact with and manipulate datasets through hand gestures or a 3D controller. 

ENGINEERING

We invite researchers to share fresh, innovative ideas to support the IVC’s mission to improve artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality technologies. Our goal is to create a space and provide the resources for you to develop new and exciting tools for research across the board.

DEFENSE

At IVC, we’re partnering with the Stanford Research Institute to increase the accuracy of artificial intelligence for use in public platforms and military and national defense.

MEDICINE

We’re using virtual reality to transform hospital patients’ MRI/CT scans into interactive, 3D models to improve surgical outcomes and give patients a deeper understanding of their body and condition.