Dr. Ryan P. McMahan is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and of Arts and Technology at UT Dallas. He directs the Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab. His research focuses on using immersive VR technologies to promote learning and to provide training solutions that are better than real-world exercises. His other research interests include portable immersive technologies, multimodal sensory displays, natural 3D interaction techniques, and principles of human-computer interaction. He has several publications on his VR research, including articles in the Communications of the ACM and IEEE Computer. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he was the Interim Director of the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE) at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in December 2011. He also received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2004 and 2007.