Jan P. Springer


Dr. Springer is the Director of the Emerging Analytics Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. From 2012 to 2018, he was an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. From 2008 to 2011 he was a Senior Research Scientist with the CREATE group led by Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Until 2008 he was with the Virtual Reality Systems Group at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany.


His experiential background is in virtual-reality systems for modeling and simulation, specifically in areas such as cluster-based displays, multi-viewer stereo, software frameworks, and interactive high-quality rendering. Dr. Springer holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2008) and an MSc in Computer Science (1999) from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Areas of Expertise

  • Interactive Computer Graphics
    • Methods for image generation at interactive and real-time frame rates, user-driven scene importance, graphics hardware supported phenomena simulation, shader-program accumulation, domain-specific languages, artificial/augmented/cross/mixed/virtual realities and their technologies
  • Asynchronous Computing
    • Effective use of hybrid CPU/GPU architectures, stream/vector/multi-core computation paradigms and their practical use, developing, using, and maintaining framework-level software systems
  • Visual Perception
    • Human visual system based image generation, display systems, sensor input for image guidance, beautiful images