Currently, Ryan P. McMahan directs the Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab, which focuses on using immersive virtual reality (VR) technologies to promote effective learning and training.
He has authored numerous journal papers, conference papers, and other publications, including co-authoring the recent book 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, Second Edition.
McMahan was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research and educational activities pertaining to leveraging the virtualness of VR. He has been awarded for Outstanding Faculty Teaching by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas, and was the sole recipient of the 2016 Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring.
McMahan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and an Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.
McMahan earned his PhD in Computer Science & Applications from Virginia Tech.
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