Robert Rouhani

Virtual Reality Developer


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Hey there, I’m a computer scientist and game developer with a passion for virtual reality. I love learning, rapid prototyping, and finding creative solutions to hard problems.

I am a Senior Research Specialist at CISL, a collaboration between RPI and IBM in the form of a research lab. We focus primarily on creating experiences that are both cognitive and immersive, using Watson APIs and the wonderful facilities at EMPAC.

Previously, I was a cofounder and the CTO of Ilium VR, a startup building realistic rifles for immersive VR first person shooter games. As part of Ilium VR, I was a Y Combinator fellow in the F2 batch.

During my time at RPI, I was a coordinator and mentor for the Rensselaer Center for Open Source and a founder and organizer of HackRPI.

I am also the author and maintainer of two popular open-source C# libraries, SharpFont and SharpNav.

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