Edi Tudoreanu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Science and Systems Engineering and Manager of the Virtual Reality Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Dr. Tudoreanu's research interests are related to the use of graphics to better understand data and the processes that affect data. His work encompasses areas in information visualization, human-computer interaction, and virtual reality. Specifically, Tudoreanu is exploring the use of interactive visual representations to understand changes in dynamic data and assist in debugging complex computations. He is also interested in the impact of advanced interaction techniques on the capacity of a user to gain insight into virtual environments that have a high density of graphical objects, often a result of rendering large, complex data sets. Tudoreanu has served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation, and received grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Education, and Acxiom Corporation.
He is currently Associate Professor of Information Science and Systems Engineering and Manager of the Virtual Reality Center. In that capacity, Tudoreanu upgraded the Virtual Reality Center to the state of the art, room-sized, immersive virtual reality system and established a development laboratory for testing virtual environments. He is actively participating in promoting STEM areas to high school students via Summer programs and around the year demonstrations and projects in the Virtual Reality Center. Tudoreanu has received the Faculty Excellence Award in both teaching and public service from the College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Tudoreanu earned his D.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 2002 from the Washington University in St. Louis. He is member of the Association of Computing Machinery and of the IEEE Computer Society. While a doctoral student, he served as a research assistant at Washington University and visiting research assistant at The University of Georgia.