About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University in the Department of Visualization and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering by courtesy. I lead the Indie (Interactive Data and Immersive Environments) research group in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. The Indie lab conducts research in areas including human-computer interaction (HCI), information visualization, virtual reality, 3D interaction, visual analytics, and educational games. The Indie Lab is part of the larger HCI-VIZ group, a collective research lab at Texas A&M that covers a wide variety of HCI research areas. I am also the faculty advisor for TAMUVR, a student group that aims to foster interest in virtual and augmented reality.

Previously, I worked as a visual analytics research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the Situation Awareness and Visual Analytics research team. I received my Ph.D in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, where I worked with Dr. Doug Bowman on immersive virtual reality research in the 3D Interaction group.

My CV is available for more information about me.



Eric D. Ragan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University
eragan@tamu.edu

Indie Research

The Indie (Interactive Data and Immersive Environments) group is a research lab within the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University. The Indie group engages in human-centered research of interactive visualizations. Our research group focuses on the design and evaluation of applications and techniques that support effective interaction and understanding of data, information, and virtual environments. Research areas include information visualization, virtual reality, 3D interaction, visual analytics, and educational games. The group includes undergraduate and graduate students from multiple departments, and we actively collaborate with faculty across the university.