I am a research scientist in the field of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). I am currently working at Facebook Reality Labs.
I received my Ph.D. from Purdue University, where I was a member of the CGVLab. My advisor was Dr Voicu Popescu. My dissertation focused on the use of augmented and virtual reality for interactive guidance and task completion. I investigated the applications of AR/VR for medical and educational applications, such as surgical telementoring. I also investigated providing automated AR guidance to users completing acquisition-based tasks, such as 3D scanning of indoor environments to a desired level of coverage.
Andersen DS. Effective User Guidance through Augmented Reality Interfaces: Advances and Applications (Doctoral dissertation, Purdue University Graduate School).
The System for Telementoring with Augmented Reality (STAR): A head-mounted display to improve surgical coaching and confidence in remote areas
Rojas-Muñoz E, Cabrera ME, Lin C, Andersen D, Popescu V, Anderson K, Zarzaur BL, Mullis B, Wachs JP. The System for Telementoring with Augmented Reality (STAR): A head-mounted display to improve surgical coaching and confidence in remote areas. Surgery. 2020 Jan 6.
Andersen D, Villano P, Popescu V. AR HMD Guidance for Controlled Hand-Held 3D Acquisition. IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics. 2019 Aug 12;25(11):3073-82.
Surgical Telementoring Without Encumbrance: A Comparative Study of See-through Augmented Reality-based Approaches
Rojas-Muñoz E, Cabrera ME, Andersen D, Popescu V, Marley S, Mullis B, Zarzaur B, Wachs J. Surgical telementoring without encumbrance: a comparative study of see-through augmented reality-based approaches. Annals of surgery. 2019 Aug 1;270(2):384-9.
Andersen D, Popescu V. HMD-Guided Image-Based Modeling and Rendering of Indoor Scenes. InInternational Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality 2018 Oct 22 (pp. 73-93). Springer, Cham.
Andersen D, Popescu V. An AR-Guided System for Fast Image-Based Modeling of Indoor Scenes. In2018 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR) 2018 Mar 18 (pp. 501-502). IEEE.
Andersen D, Lin C, Popescu V, Munoz ER, Cabrera ME, Mullis B, Zarzaur B, Marley S, Wachs J. Augmented Visual Instruction for Surgical Practice and Training. In2018 IEEE Workshop on Augmented and Virtual Realities for Good (VAR4Good) 2018 Mar 18 (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
Andersen D, Popescu V, Lin C, Cabrera ME, Shanghavi A, Wachs J. A hand-held, self-contained simulated transparent display. In 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR-Adjunct) 2016 Sep 19 (pp. 96-101). IEEE.
Andersen D, Popescu V, Cabrera ME, Shanghavi A, Gomez G, Marley S, Mullis B, Wachs JP. Medical telementoring using an augmented reality transparent display. Surgery. 2016 Jun 1;159(6):1646-53.
Andersen D, Popescu V, Cabrera ME, Shanghavi A, Gómez G, Marley S, Mullis B, Wachs JP. Avoiding Focus Shifts in Surgical Telementoring Using an Augmented Reality Transparent Display. In MMVR 2016 Apr 19 (Vol. 22, pp. 9-14).
Andersen D, Popescu V, Cabrera ME, Shanghavi A, Gomez G, Marley S, Mullis B, Wachs J. Virtual annotations of the surgical field through an augmented reality transparent display. The Visual Computer. 2016 Nov 1;32(11):1481-98.