David J. Zielinski
David J. Zielinski is currently a technology specialist for the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies (2018-present). Previously a member of the DiVE Virtual Reality Lab (2004-2018), under the direction of Regis Kopper (2013-2018), Ryan P. McMahan (2012), and Rachael Brady (2004-2012). He received his bachelors (2002) and masters (2004) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked on a suite of virtual reality musical instruments (video) under the guidance of William R. Sherman. He is an experienced VR/AR software developer, as well as having experience in the hardware configuration and systems integration issues of setting up and maintaining virtual reality systems. His virtual reality research interests include: novel interaction techniques, tracking systems, and domain specific applications of VR. He has additional interests in real time audio synthesis and physical computing via Arduino and BeagleBone/Bela.