Regis Kopper, Ph.D.


Dr. Regis Kopper is the Director of the DiVE.

Before joining our team, he was a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Virtual Experiences Research Group at the University of Florida, where he researched the value of virtual humans in interpersonal skills training. His research interests include 3D user interfaces, virtual human interaction, novel interaction techniques and large high-resolution displays.

After receiving a BA (2004) and MS (2006) from the Pontifical Catholic University in Porto Alegre, Brazil, he went on to obtain his PhD (2012) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Dr. Kopper is a recipient of the best paper award in the IEEE Symposium in 3D User Interfaces and was a member of the first team to be awarded the 3D User Interfaces Grand Prize. Earlier on, he was invited to present his B.S. graduation thesis at the Third Young Investigator’s Forum in Virtual Reality, where he was the only undergraduate to participate.

Mailing Address:
Duke University Box 90271

Office Address:
3563 FCIEMAS Building, 101 Science Dr.
Durham, NC 27708-0271

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