Prof. Wole leads the Visualization and Virtual Reality Lab. He is an Associate Professor at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) and a member of the Doctoral Faculty of The Graduate School (CUNY’s Ph.D. Program in Computer Science). He obtained his PhD in 2007 at University College London, where he worked on “Eye Tracking: A Perceptual Interface for Content Based Image Retrieval”. His PhD advisor was Prof. Fred Stentiford. Prior to his appointment at CUNY, he led the Visualization Group, part of Clemson Computing and Information Technology of Clemson University from August 2015 to August 2019. At Virginia Tech, he led the Visualization Group, part of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) from November 2013 to June 2015.
At University College London, he worked with Prof Anthony Steed in the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics Group at the University College London from January 2008 to October 2013. He worked on two EU-funded telepresence projects (Beaming and Presenccia) and one EPSRC project (Eye Catching: Supporting Tele-communicational Eye-gaze in Collaborative Virtual Environments). At Middlesex University, he worked on a EU-funded TIME (Tele-Imaging in Medicine) project. His research focus was on 3D Visualization of Retrieved PET Images and reported to Prof. Xiaohong Gao.
He is a guest associate editor of Virtual Reality in Medicine (Frontiers in Virtual Reality journal) and a research topic editor for the same journal on “Virtual Reality and Mental Health: Opportunities to Advance Research and Practice”. He is also a recipient of funding from the National Science Foundation, Adobe Digital Marketing Research Award and PSC CUNY Research Award.
His research expertise and interests include the following areas:
- Immersive Visualization and Virtual Reality (e.g. CAVEs)
- Using Digital Humans (Virtual Self) for Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
- Data Science and Visualization
- Scientific Visualization
- Learning in Virtual Environments
- Distributed Heterogeneous Systems
- Robotics and Telepresence
- Eye Tracking and Visual Attention Modeling