CSCI 1951t

Spring 2019

Surveying VR Data Visualization

Tools for Research

Welcome to CS 1951t!

First class starts 1/24!

Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 - 11:50 in CIT 477 (Lubrano)

Professor: David Laidlaw (David_Laidlaw@brown.,edu)

TA: Brandon Li (

We will be seeking out and evaluating various kinds of virtual reality software related to data visualization and documenting our findings into a wiki. The goal of the wiki is to give future VR research developers a way to easily navigate the field, and to identify shortcomings that need to be fixed as the field continues to grow.

Course communications will be through the following slack channel:


While there are no strict prerequisites, programming experience will be useful, especially when following and creating tutorials later in the class.

Class Links:


Course Information


Class Wiki Contributions

Course Policies

Diversity & Inclusion

Our aim is to provide a welcoming environment to all students who take the class. Our TA has been trained in diversity and inclusion, and all members of the CS community, including faculty and staff, are expected to treat one another in a professional manner. If you feel you have not been treated in a professional manner by any of the course staff, please contact either the instructor, Ugur Cetintemel (Dept. Chair), Tom Doeppner (Vice Chair) or Laura Dobler (diversity & inclusion staff member). We will take all complaints about unprofessional behavior seriously. To access student support services and resources, and to learn more about diversity and inclusion in CS, please visit this webpage.

Completing Hours

While there is no strict deadlines for logging hours , the goal is to have 140 hours by the end of the semester, with 10 hours as a recommended guideline so that you don't end up getting overwhelmed by an obscene amount of hours by the end of the course.


We understand that not all students in our class may have access to laptops to complete assignments. In the case that you need a computer, please visit the IT service center on the 5th floor of Page-Robinson Hall (formerly JWW). -- Loaner Laptops are available for free, and allow all programs to downloaded, and the laptops are cleaned after they are returned.