Daria Tsoupikova


Daria Tsoupikova
Professor, Digital Media Design
Co-Founder + Design Chair, BS Computer Science + Design
​Affiliate Faculty, UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory

MFA Computer Art, Syracuse University
BFA Graphic Design, Moscow State Academy

Positioned at the crossroads of artistic and technological innovation, Daria Tsoupikova’s research and artwork explores the potential of new media and interactivity in relation to traditional arts through the development of virtual reality (VR) art projects and networked multi-user exhibitions for VR projection systems, such as the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE and CAVE2). Her work applies computer graphics to various research domains, including educational multimedia, cultural heritage, and virtual rehabilitation for stroke survivors.

A faculty member at the UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), Daria’s work has been exhibited and published by ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE VR, VIS, ISEA, among many others. Past projects have received funding from the NSF, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), and the Department of Education.

A former Fulbright Scholar, Daria is currently partnering with the Arms + Hands Lab at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to develop a multi-user virtual environment to aid in hand rehabilitation for stroke survivors.