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 advances immersive technologies, develops innovative spatial interaction techniques, and creates impactful experiences in virtual and mixed reality.



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

Best paper at ACM VRST!

The lab took home a best paper award from ACM VRST! Towards Physically Interactive Virtual Environments: Reactive Alignment with Redirected Walking was selected as one of the top two papers at the conference (132 submissions, Read more…

Congratulations Courtney!

Courtney Hutton Pospick has been selected as a 2020-2021 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholar! The award is made to graduate-level scholars who have high scholastic records and have been identified for their Read more…

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…

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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