Dirk Reiners, Ph.D.

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PhD - Computer Science
Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
(1991 - 2003)

MS - Computer Science
Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
(1991 - 1994)

BS - Computer Science
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
(1989 - 1991)


Note: Dirk completed work on CVDI projects during his time at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Dr. Dirk Reiners has been at the heart of immersive visualization and Virtual Reality (VR) for more than 20 years. He has a MS and PHD in Computer Graphics from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, and worked at the Fraunhofer Institute of Computer Graphics, the largest Computer Graphics research institute in the world, for more than 20 years on different topics in interactive graphics and VR. He was instrumental in pioneering VR deployment for many of the German car manufacturers. His primary research interests are in interactive 3D graphics, immersive and high-resolution display systems and the software fundamentals needed to do all of this effectively and efficiently. He has been an active member of the virtual reality community and has been the Chair for Demos, Videos, Exhibits and the Program Chair at IEEE Virtual Reality and other conferences.

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Chambers, Terrence L, Aglawe, Amit, Reiners, Dirk, White, Steven, Borst, Christoph W, Prachyabrued, Mores, Bajpayee, Abhishek: Real-time simulation for a virtual reality-based MIG welding training system in Virtual Reality, 2012

Cruz-Neira, Carolina, Reiners, Dirk, Springer, Jan P, Neumann, Carsten, Odom, Christian NS, Kehring, Kathy: An Integrated Immersive Simulator for the Dismounted Soldier in The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC), 2011

Steed, A, Lindeman, RW, Hutson, M, Reiners, D, Babu, SV, Grechkin, TY, Chihak, B, Ziemer, C, Kearney, JK, Cremer, JF, others: VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GRAPHICS in Unset, 2011

White, Steven A, Prachyabrued, Mores, Chambers, Terrence L, Borst, Christoph W, Reiners, Dirk: Low-cost simulated MIG welding for advancement in technical training in Virtual reality, 2011

Hutson, Malcolm, Reiners, Dirk: JanusVF: accurate navigation using SCAAT and virtual fiducials in Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on, 2011

Springer, Jan P, Neumann, Carsten, Reiners, Dirk, Cruz-Neira, Carolina: An integrated pipeline to create and experience compelling scenarios in virtual reality in IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2011

Courter, Dioselin, Springer, Jan P, Neumann, Carsten, Cruz-Neira, Carolina, Reiners, Dirk: Beyond desktop point and click: Immersive walkthrough of aerospace structures in Aerospace Conference, 2010 IEEE, 2010

White, Steven A, Reiners, Dirk, Prachyabrued, Mores, Borst, Christoph W, Chambers, Terrence L: Virtual reality welder training in IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2010

Cruz-Neira, Carolina, Reiners, Dirk, Springer, Jan P: An affordable surround-screen virtual reality display in Journal of the Society for Information Display, 2010

Steed, Anthony, Reiners, Dirk, Latoschik, Marc: Special Issue: Reflections on the Design and Implementation of Virtual Environment Systems Guest Editors’ Introduction in Unset, 2010

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