Kevin Ponto, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Design Studies, School of Human Ecology; Living Environments Laboratory, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


Phone: (608) 265-3958

Living Environments Lab
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 N. Orchard St. Room 3176
Madison, WI 53715

Design Studies
3130 Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53715

Kevin Ponto, PhD

BS 2004, Computer Engineering, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
MS 2006, Arts Computation Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA
PhD 2010, Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, CA
Postdoc, Computer Science, UW-Madison, Madison, WI

Kevin Ponto’s research is in the field of virtual reality, which enables the controlled study of environmental features. One of his research endeavors is to understand how to perceptually calibrate a virtual environment to a given user. Conceptually, he hypothesizes that (much like clothing and glasses), virtual environments also need to be tailored to an individual. These results have been shown in a CAVE environment, but Dr. Ponto’s group is looking to expand this work to other types of virtual reality systems.

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