Regis Kopper

Kopper

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sci

Dr. Regis Kopper is an Assistant Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and the director of the Duke immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE). Dr. Kopper has experience in the design and evaluation of virtual reality systems in the areas of interaction design and modeling, virtual human interaction and in the evaluation of the benefits of immersive systems. At Duke, Dr. Kopper investigates how immersive virtual reality technology and experiences can benefit different domain areas, such as archeology, health care, engineering, psychology and neuroscience. His research interests include 3D user interfaces, novel interaction techniques and immersive display systems. 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 IEEE 3D User Interfaces Grand Prize. His research has been funded by the DoD, NSF, NIH, FAPESP (Brazil) and CNPq (Brazil). Dr. Kopper received his B.A. and M.S. from the Pontifical Catholic University in Porto Alegre, Brazil and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sci
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 3563 Fciemas, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708-0271
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5570
  • Email Address: regis.kopper@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Virginia Polytech Institute and State University, 2011

Research Interests

3D user interfaces, novel interaction techniques and immersive display systems.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Research Impact in Human-Computer Interaction Award. Center for Human- Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech. 2015
  • Best paper award. 2011 IEEE 3DUI Symposium. 2011

Courses Taught

  • COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • ECE 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • VMS 590: Special Topics in Visual and Media Studies

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Grandi, JG; Cao, Z; Ogren, M; Kopper, R, Simulating Next-Generation User Interfaces for Law Enforcement Traffic Stops, Proceedings 2020 Ieee Conference on Virtual Reality and 3d User Interfaces, Vrw 2020 (2020), pp. 827-828 [10.1109/VRW50115.2020.00264] [abs].
  • Liu, AC; Lee, BHJ; Kopper, R, Towards a virtual memory palace, 26th Ieee Conference on Virtual Reality and 3d User Interfaces, Vr 2019 Proceedings (2019), pp. 1046-1047 [10.1109/VR.2019.8797836] [abs].
  • Grandi, JG; Ogren, M; Kopper, R, An approach to designing next generation user interfaces for public-safety organizations, 26th Ieee Conference on Virtual Reality and 3d User Interfaces, Vr 2019 Proceedings (2019), pp. 944-945 [10.1109/VR.2019.8797895] [abs].
  • Souza, VCD; Nedel, L; Kopper, R; MacIel, A; Tagliaro, L, The effects of physiologically-adaptive virtual environment on user's sense of presence, Proceedings 2018 20th Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality, Svr 2018 (2018), pp. 133-142 [10.1109/SVR.2018.00029] [abs].
  • Soares, LP; Kopper, R; Pinho, MS, EGO-EXO: A cooperative manipulation technique with automatic viewpoint control, Proceedings 2018 20th Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality, Svr 2018 (2018), pp. 82-88 [10.1109/SVR.2018.00023] [abs].