Jasmine Roberts is a researcher, engineer and lecturer in the field of immersive computing (specifically VR/AR). Originally a physicist studying laser optics and holography, she was drawn to the totality of mixed-reality to utilize the creative aspect of her character. Roberts has a Bachelor in Applied Physics, a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Master of Design. Although, spiritual and emotive in her off-time, she is very pragmatic concerning her work and creates the necessary tools and pipelines to help creators build immersive content.
Currently she is building systems for affective computing, assembling workflows of real time capture systems for avatars and navigating web-based cloud streaming for 3D experiences and games. Recently, Jasmine worked as an engineer in Intel’s RealSense team in 2016, Sony PlayStation R&D in 2017 and NASA and Unity in 2018. She has lectured at SCI_Arc, Strelka, NYU, Harvard, UMass and other institutions. She serves as the chair of UN Women in VR and is on the steering committee for IEEEVR. Her dream is to eventually go back finish her PhD and have a lab of her own where she can mentor students while researching emerging phenomena.