I am a research manager on the Facebook Social VR team. Before joining the Social VR team I was a research lead at Oculus and Facebook. Prior to Facebook, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell Tech and at Rutgers University as well as a research fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School. During my Ph.D., I was a visiting scholar at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My current research examines social interactions in an immersive virtual reality environment by applying qualitative and quantitative methods. My work was published in various academic settings and was featured in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Rhizome, and The Atlantic.

My research interests: Virtual Reality, Immersive Environments, Social interaction in VR, Identity in immersive VR.

Make sure to check out my academic projects: CItyBeat and Livehoods.

You can contact me here: raz@razschwartz.net or here: @razsc.