Eelke Folmer received his Ph.D. in software engineering from the University of Groningen in 2005. He was a postdoc at the University of Alberta in 2005. Since 2006 he has been faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, mostly working on human-computer interaction, i.e., accessibility of video games, wearables and indoor navigation.
In 2014, he was a visiting faculty researcher at Google Research. In recent years he has been working on virtual reality, specifically exploring solutions that allow users to navigate large environments without getting motion sick. Since 2018 he is professor and chair. His research has been funded by: NSF, NIH, NASA, Google, Microsoft, InfoSys and Mozilla.