Evan Suma Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota
Office: 6-201 Keller Hall
Phone: (612) 301-2560
Email: suma at umn dot edu

The Illusioneering Lab applies interdisciplinary theories from the cognitive and behavioral sciences to advance immersive technologies and create impactful mixed reality experiences.



Immersive technologies can create compelling illusions of being transported to a distant place or sharing space with someone who is not actually present.



Virtual and augmented reality provide new opportunities to study human perception and investigate phenomena that would be impossible to experience in the real world.



Interaction in virtual worlds is inherently spatial and embodied, with emerging applications in data analysis, education, health care, and entertainment.

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Recent News

Paper accepted to ICAT-EVGE!

Fei Wu will present the paper Comparison of Audio and Visual Cues to Support Remote Guidance in Immersive Environments at ICAT-EVGE 2020! Special congratulations to co-author Shreyas Chinnola, who was a high school student at the Read more…

Two papers accepted to ACM VRST!

The lab has two full papers accepted at ACM VRST 2020! Jerald Thomas will present the paper, Towards Physically Interactive Virtual Environments: Reactive Alignment with Redirected Walking. Evan Suma Rosenberg will present Capture to Rendering Pipeline for Read more…

NSF RAPID grant awarded!

We have been awarded a $200,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate virtual reality and social distancing compliance!  This project is an interdisciplinary collaboration with Richard Landers from the Department of Psychology.

Congratulations Dr. Azmandian!

Mahdi Azmandian received Honorable Mention for the 2019 IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Best Dissertation Award! This award is presented each year to the author of the most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation, defended during the preceding two Read more…

Instructional technology awarded!

We are excited to announce that the College of Science and Engineering has provided instructional technology funds for 100 Oculus Quest virtual reality headsets to support classroom instruction and student projects! The new VR systems Read more…

DTI grant awarded!

We have been awarded a Digital Technology Initiative Seed Grant to develop a new virtual reality system architecture for edge-assisted immersive computing, in collaboration with Feng Qian and Dan Keefe.

Visit the lab

2-208 Keller Hall 
200 Union St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Get in touch

Evan Suma Rosenberg, Ph.D.
suma at umn dot edu
(612) 301-2560

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