Reza Tasooji

Department of Computer Science
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,Virginia,USA


Hello there!
I am a master student in Computer Science with HCD (Human Centered Design) certification from Virginia Tech, expected to graduate by May 2018. I received my MFA degree in Creative Technology in 2015 from the same collage.
I'm a software developer with experience in creating mobile, augmented reality applications.
Currently, I am working with Dr.Denis Gracanin and Dr.Benjamin Knapp at the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology.
My research domain includes:
Conducting user study, bio-metric system integration, design of virtual stimuli, Signal processing and data mining.
Also, in my spare time I make short animations and video games.


Research and Works

Class Projects

Art Related

Modeling and Rigging

Personal Works


List of courses I passed in Virginia Tech

  • Computer Graphic
  • Network Architecture and Protocols
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • User Interface Software
  • Theory of Algorithms (on-going)
  • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • User Interface for Built Environment
  • Software Design and Data Structure
  • Research Methods in Computer Science
  • Statistics in Research
  • Virtual Environments
  • Advanced 3D Animation and Compositing
  • Processing
  • History of Industry Design
  • Character Animation
  • Graduate Digital Video
  • History of Photography
  • Motion Graphics and Typography
  • Creative Video Game Design
  • Visual Effects
  • Concept and Methods of Visual Communication
  • Topics in Computer Animation
  • Drawing Methods and Concepts
  • Modeling Tools for Visualization
  • GTA Training Workshop


I have HCD (Human Centered Design) certificate from department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Beside this I have other online certificates from different learning websites.


  1. K. Matković, D. Gracanin, M. Ðuras, R. Tasooji, and M. Handosa, “Explorative analysis in a preliminary phase of hybrid vehicle design by means of tangible interaction,” in Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, 3–6 Dec. 2017. To appear.
  2. D. Gracanin, A. Ciambrone, R. Tasooji, and M. Handosa, “Mixed library — bridging real and virtual libraries,” in Proceedings of the HCI International 2017 Conference, 9–14 July 2017. Link to the paper.
  3. D. Gracanin, R. Tasooji, M. Handosa, K. Matković, and M. Waldner, “Tangible visual analysis: Brushing in a mixed-reality environment,” in Proceedings of the 19th EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis 2017), 12–16 June 2017. Link to the paper


  • Selected proposal for 500$ student grant for "Using Affect Feedback to Develop Immersive Application" study by ICAT, Virginia Tech, 2015
  • Awarded Outstanding Graduate Student for higher academic achievement and strong character by School of Visual Art, Virginia Tech, 2014
  • Officially selected short animation “With or Without” for Animasyros 2014 Festival, Greece
  • Officially selected short animation “Greed” for Chile Monos 2014 International Festival, Chile
  • Second place award at the annual diversity competition,Virginia Tech, 2014
  • Officially selected short animation “Mother” for Linoleum Festival, Moscow 2010


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