Ronald Azuma

Intel Labs / Principal Engineer



Ronald Azuma is a Principal Engineer and Research Manager in Intel Labs, where his team pursues novel experiences and prototypes related to computational displays, computational imaging, and head-worn displays. Prior to Intel, he helped start the Nokia Research Center Hollywood and also worked at HRL Laboratories. He is known for being a pioneer in AR and is generally credited with defining the term "Augmented Reality." He built the world's first working AR system and wrote a paper that is the single most referenced publication in the field of AR and was listed as one of "50 influential papers" from the entire history of MIT Press journal publications. In 2016 he became an IEEE Fellow. He received a B.S. from UC Berkeley in EECS and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill.