Bio and CV

Rob Ray is an artist, Associate Professor of Design at California State University, San Bernardino, and a senior technical experience designer at Electronic Arts.

From 2017 to 2020, Rob was a senior lead designer for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. At NASA JPL, he led the human-centered design practice for ProtoSpace, the Lab’s flagship collaborative mixed reality (MR) platform for scientists and engineers. He also served as the user interfacing lead for VITAL, two FDA-approved emergency-use low-cost ventilators developed as part of NASA’s national response to COVID-19. 

From 1999 to 2008, Rob was the founding curator of the DEADTECH electronic arts center in Chicago, IL. DEADTECH’s unique curatorial vision, workshop facilities, and exhibition space were custom created for the specific needs of the electronic artist and performer. DEADTECH exhibited artists from across the globe, including the Beige Programming Ensemble, the Institute for Applied Autonomy, Sabine Gruffat, Norman White, Myfanwy Ashmore, The Seemen, Huong Ngo, and Kazuyuki K. Null.

In 2010, Rob received his MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.