Victoria Interrante


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota

6-185 Keller Hall
interran {at} cs {dot} umn {dot} edu
(612) 625-3543

Professor Interrante's research focuses on applying insights from visual perception and cognition to the development of more effective virtual reality experiences and the more effective communication of complex information through visual imagery. In this work, she enjoys collaborating with colleagues in a wide variety of fields, from architectural design and neuropsychology to engineering and medicine.

Dr. Interrante is a recipient of the 1999 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, "the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers", and a 2001-2003 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship from the University of Minnesota.

She co-founded and served as the first general co-chair of the ACM/SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception, and is currently serving as co-editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, as well as on the editorial boards of Computers & Graphics and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. She was an invited presenter at the 2004 National Academies Convocation on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, an invited participant at the National Academy of Engineering's Seventh Annual Frontiers of Engineering, and a member of the organizing committee for the Eighth German-American Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering, a joint project of the NAE and the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation.

In addition, Dr. Interrante has widely served on the international program/paper committees of numerous top international conferences in virtual reality, visualization and computer graphics, including ACM SIGGRAPH (2000), IEEE Visualization (ten times between 1998 and 2013), and IEEE Virtual Reality (seven times since 2007), among many others. In recent years, she has served as the co-General Chair of IEEE Virtual Reality 2014, and as co-Program Chair of IEEE Virtual Reality 2015, the 2010 Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EGVE, EuroVR and VEC, and the 2008 Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics. Most recently, she served as chair of the technical track on Graphics, Animation and Gaming at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

At the University of Minnesota, Dr. Interrante is also affiliated with the Center for Cognitive Sciences and the Graduate Program in Human Factors. She served from 2010-2013 as a member and 2013-2014 as co-chair of the Women's Faculty Cabinet, providing consultation and advice to the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs to improve and enrich the academic and professional environments for women faculty at the University of Minnesota. She also served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering from 2010-2013.


Enhancing Spatial Perception and Presence in Immersive Virtual Environments

Enhancing Locomotion in Immersive Virtual Environments

Applications of Immersive Virtual Environments Technology

Feature Extraction for Visualization
shock extraction (more info) valley lines (more info)

Multivariate Data Visualization

Conveying 3D Shape via Texture
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Visualizing 3D Flow with Volume Line Integral Convolution
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Applications of Volume Rendering

Google Scholar citations


CSci 2031: Introduction to Numerical Computing -- Fall 2001, 2009, 2010; Spring 2005, 2008
CSci 2033: Elementary Computational Linear Algebra -- Spring 2014
CSci 4107: Introduction to Computer Graphics Programming -- Spring 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010; Summer 2012
CSci 4980: Global Seminar on Computer Graphics in China -- Summer 2004 (organized by Baoquan Chen)
CSci 5107: Computer Graphics I -- Spring 1999, Fall 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2012, 2013
CSci 5108: Computer Graphics II -- Spring 2000, 2002, 2006
CSci 5109: Visualization -- Fall 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010; Spring 2012, 2013
CSci 5980: Interacting in Virtual Worlds -- Fall 2011
CSci 8001/8002: Introduction to Research in Computer Science -- Fall 2006, Spring 2007
CSci 8199: Topics in Visualization Research -- Winter 1999
CSci 8980: Perception for Visualization -- Fall 2000
CSci 8980: Virtual Environments -- Fall 2004, 2008

     Current Students

Loren Puchalla Fiore
Peng Liu
Zhihang Deng
Koorosh Vaziri
Lane Phillips (on leave)


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