Matt Whitlock with a winter hat on in front of trees
PhD Student
Computer Science

Matt is a fourth-year PhD student. He is interested in how we interact with novel technologies, including augmented reality, and how can leverage these technologies for useful, real-world applications.



  • M. WhitlockD. Albers Szafir, & Kenny Gruchalla. 2020. HydrogenAR: Interactive Data-Driven Storytelling for Dispenser Reliability. (to appear) In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), (Virtual–Nov. 9-13, 2020).
  • M. Whitlock, S. Smart and D. A. Szafir, "Graphical Perception for Immersive Analytics," 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2020, pp. 616-625, doi: 10.1109/VR46266.2020.00084. (Atlanta, Georgia (virtual)–March 22-26, 2020). [Best Paper Nominee]
  • Whitlock M., Mitchell J., Pfeufer N., Arnot B., Craig R., Wilson B., Chung B., & Danielle Albers Szafir.  2020. MRCAT: In Situ Prototyping of Interactive AR Environments. International Conference on Virtual and Mixed Reality (VAMR 2020). (Copenhagen, Denmark, July 22-24, 2020).
  • Matt WhitlockKeke Wu, & Danielle Albers Szafir. 2019. Designing for Mobile and Immersive Visual Analytics in the Field. Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 2020. In Proceedings of IEEE VIS 2019. (Vancouver, Canada–October 20-25, 2019).
  • M. Whitlock & D. Albers Szafir. 2019. Situated Prototyping of Data-Driven Applications in Augmented Reality. Interaction Design and Prototyping for Immersive Analytics at CHI 2019. (Glasgow, UK–May 4-9, 2019).