Brian Schowengerdt is a senior research scientist in the Department of
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, the chair of the
Display Systems committee at the Society for Information Display, and
associate editor at the Journal of the SID. Schowengerdt received his
Bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in 1997 from the University of
California, Davis, with a triple major in psychology, philosophy, and
German. He received his Ph.D. (University of California, Davis) in
psychology, with an emphasis in cognition and perception, in 2004. Since
2001, he has been working in the Human Interface Technology Laboratory at
the University of Washington, where he conducted a portion of his doctoral
research and studied display system design and optical engineering.
His main research interest is in using our knowledge about the functioning
of the human visual system and perception to develop displays that are more
natural, realistic, and comfortable to use. His work involves 3D displays,
retinal scanned light displays, autostereoscopic displays, interaction with
displays, adaptive displays, human factors, and human vision.