J. Edward Swan II

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

Dr. J. Edward Swan II is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University. He holds a B.S. (1989) degree in computer science from Auburn University and M.S. (1992) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees in computer science from Ohio State University, where he studied computer graphics and human-computer interaction. Before joining Mississippi State University in 2004, he spent seven years as a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Dr. Swan’s research has centered on the topics of augmented and virtual reality, perception, data science, empirical methods, human-computer interaction, human factors, and visualization. Currently, he is studying the perception and technology required to give virtual objects definite spatial locations, including depth and layout perception and depth presentation methods. He is also studying efficient data science tools. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Swan is a member of ACM, IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society. He has served many roles in the technical communities of IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), and IEEE Visualization. He is currently the chair of the IEEE VR steering committee. Previously, he served as one of the general chairs of VR 2021 and VR 2020, as well as a program chair for ISMAR 2017, ISMAR 2016, VR 2015, and VR 2014, and he was a member of the ISMAR steering committee. His service and scholarship were recently recognized by the 2023 VGTC Virtual Reality Service Award and the 2022 ISMAR Impact Paper Award. In 2017 and 2018, he served as Interim Department Head of Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University.

Interests and Expertise:

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Applied Perception
  • Data Science
  • Empirical Methods (Experimental Design, Statistical Analysis)
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors
  • Visualization

Contact Information:

Phone: 662-325-7507
Fax: 662-325-8997
Office Location: 321 Butler Hall

Mailing Address:

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
P.O. Box 9637
Mississippi State University, MS 39762, USA

Overnight Delivery Address:

Department of Computer Science & Engineering
665 George Perry Street
Mississippi State University, MS 39762, USA

Departmental Phone Number: 662-325-2756