Dr. Luisa Caldas
Director XR Lab
University of California, Berkeley
Luisa Caldas is Professor at UC Berkeley in the College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture, and director of the XR Lab - Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Laboratory. She received her PhD from MIT and MSc from University College London. Caldas is a Fulbright Scholar and held visiting or teaching appointments at Tokyo Institute of Technology, MIT and University of Lisbon, among others. A licensed architect, in addition to her built work she practiced extensively as a consultant for sustainable building, mainly for large commercial buildings. At UC Berkeley she is a member of the HTC Vive Center for Enhanced Reality, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and is Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Current XR Lab research includes immersive virtual environments for healthcare design, building performance simulation with VR, collaborative social VR platforms, AR-driven participatory design, and 3D analysis, synthesis, and genesis with deep learning.