David recently joined Google where he is starting a new R&D group (hiring!) as part of Google’s virtual reality team. He was formerly with Microsoft Research’s Mobility and Networking Research group. Prior to that, David joined Microsoft Research Asia to help found the Mobile and Sensing Systems group as its first researcher. David’s research interests are in mobile computing, virtual reality, augmented reality, cyber-physical systems, sensors, ubiquitous computing and applied machine learning. The main theme of David’s work is low-latency perception-aligned mobile systems. He received the Best Paper award in MobiSys 2015, the Best Paper nomination in MobiSys 2012, the Best Demo award in MobiSys 2014, and the Best Demo nomination in SenSys 2011. David’s work has appeared in the media on several occasions, such as at: TechCrunch, PC Magazine, GameSpot, Ars Technia, Slashdot, The Verge, Engadget, Yahoo and Wired. At Microsoft, he contributed to Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox and HoloLens. David has served as the Program Committee Chair of ISMAR 2018 and NetGames 2017, and the General Chair of HotMobile 2016. He received a B.S. from the University of Virginia, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley while an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. David is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Papers, videos and more can be found at his homepage.
David considers home an amalgamation of sunny California, suburban Virginia, and country Tennessee; he now lives in beautiful Washington. Outside of work, David enjoys hanging out with his family.