Richard (Rick) Skarbez

Graduate Student, Instructor, and Research Assistant

Department of Computer Science
Sitterson Hall 361
3175 University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-3175
United States

Phone: (919) 843-7435

Email: lastname at cs dot unc dot edu

Resume: pdf

Research Interests

My primary research interest is the development and evaluation of interaction techniques in collaborative applications, particularly those involving non-traditional computing devices, including personal and mobile computing devices as well as large-scale shared collaboration spaces. (i.e. display walls, domes, CAVE's, RENCI's Social Computing Room) In particular, I am interested in exploring how new devices can enable new collaborative applications, and how combining multiple classes of devices in a single application can improve usability and performance.

Other research interests and areas of prior work include multi-projector display systems (especially calibration techniques for such systems) (see UNC's Wide Area Visuals group), programming language development, and command and control of semi-autonomous device networks.