Researcher, MIT Media Lab

Scott Greenwald

Scott is a final-year PhD student in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab working on learning and education in virtual reality. He is investigating how spatial knowledge and intuition in areas of science such as physics, biology, and chemistry can be acquired through room-scale, motion-tracked virtual interaction, including real-time interactions with virtually co-present experts and peers.

As part of this effort, he uses physiological signals such as eye tracking and EEG to quantify the cognitive and affective aspects of the experience of virtual reality. Scott’s work has been featured by Games for Change at the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Times and the Augmented World Expo. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and German from Northwestern University, a master’s in Scientific Computing from the Free University of Berlin, and a master’s in Media Arts and Sciences from the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT.