Derek Ham, PhD is an Associate Professor and Department Head of Art + Design at NC State University’s College of Design. He is also the selected chair for the Immersive Pavilion at SIGGRAPH 2022. His research expertise spans the areas of game-based learning, algorithmic thinking, and immersive media. He completed his doctoral work in Design Computation from MIT, holds a Master’s in Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University. As the founder of the Mixed Reality Lab at the College of Design he continues to investigate both virtual reality (VR) and augmented realty (AR) technology to find ways these tools can expand the possibilities of interaction design. In 2019 the NC State University also invested in the lab’s spin out company Logic Grip Inc. as a startup that produces VR content and develops new VR hardware and peripheral devices.
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