Research Science Lead
Dr. Ravish Mehra is the Research Science Lead for the Audio Team at Facebook Reality Labs which is responsible for developing novel audio techniques to push the state-of-the-art for audio in VR and AR. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the field of acoustics and spatial audio. In his doctoral work, he worked on novel physically-based simulation techniques for simulating complex acoustic phenomena arising out of propagation of sound waves in large environments. His research interests span the fields of audio, acoustics, signal processing, and virtual and augmented reality. Dr. Mehra’s work in acoustics and spatial audio has generated considerable interest in the audio community, and his sound propagation and spatial sound system has been integrated into virtual reality systems (Oculus HMD), with demonstrated benefits.