Markus Santoso, PhD

Markus Santoso, PhDAssistant Professor of Digital Arts and Sciences

Digital Worlds Institute

Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)

Dr. Markus Santoso holds a Ph.D. degree from Dongseo University, South Korea. His main research interest is the applied research of Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and lately he focuses his research in non-gaming and entertainment direction such as medical education, physical and exercise science and others.

He graduated in 2013 and went to Erfurt, Germany to continue his research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT) under a funding scheme from the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). To enter this fellowship program, Dr. Santoso needed to compete with more than 300 PhDs worldwide; only 24 applications were approved.

As an ERCIM fellow, Dr. Santoso had the opportunity to visit other well-known European research institutes as research intern such as INRIA MimeTIC at Rennes-France with a focus on VR and at VTT in Espoo-Finland doing research in AR. After that, Dr. Santoso conducted his 2nd postdoctoral with the LINDSAY Virtual Human Lab at the University of Calgary, Canada. He received an Eyes-high Postdoctoral fellowship and worked on the implementation of AR/MR for human anatomy illustration, medical education, and computational physiology. Previously worked as an assistant professor at Montclair State University-New Jersey, starting from July 2018, Dr. Santoso joined as an assistant professor of Digital Arts and Sciences in the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida.