Speakers: Bimal Balakrishnan, PhD

Bimal Balakrishnan, PhD

Associate Professor, Architectural Studies
University of Missouri


Dr. Balakrishnan’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of design thinking, advanced visualization, human-computer interaction, and media psychology. He draws on his academic training and research experience in architecture, media studies, and information sciences. At MU, he leads the Immersive Visualization Lab (iLab) which has a twofold mission. First is to advance theoretical understanding of immersive experience and spatial cognition as a function of technology affordances. Secondly, this knowledge is used to explore innovative 3D visualization and simulation techniques to address a variety of applied problems that span disciplinary boundaries.