is currently a Research Professor of Education at the University of
Washington and a Consultant for Interval Research Corporation,
where he is working on unifying hardware and software approaches to
computation. Dr. Bricken's prior positions include Principal
Scientist of UW's Human Interface Technology Laboratory, where he
designed and implemented the Virtual Environment Operating System
and interactive tools of the VR environment; Director of Autodesk
Research Lab, which developed the Cyberspace CAD prototype of
virtual reality; and Principal Research Scientist at Advanced
Decision Systems, where he pioneered high-performance inference
engines, visual programming systems, and instructable interfaces.
Dr. Bricken holds a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Research
Methodology, Educational Psychology and Computer Science from
Stanford, and degrees in Statistics (MS Stanford), Education
(DipEd, Monash University, Australia), and Social Psychology (BA,
UCLA). Before entering industry, Dr. Bricken was a Assistant
Professor of Education at University of Hawaii and at Monash
University, specializing in General Methods of Teaching.
Dr. Bricken is an internationally recognized expert in
architectures for virtual environments and is the inventor of
Boundary Mathematics, a formalism which uses void-based and spatial
techniques to simply computation.