Divine Keetle-Maloney

I am a computer scientist and I work at Apple.

adventure | curiosity | service

Divine Keetle-Maloney is a technology innovator working on new initiatives at Apple. Prior to joining Apple, Divine earned his PhD in Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University in 2021, where he was advised by the wonderful team of Dr. Andrew Robb and Dr. Guo Freeman.

During his time at Clemson, he became a world expert in the areas of social VR (e.g., metaverse) and youth in VR. His work has influenced millions of users and platforms including but not limited to Meta (formerly Facebook) Horizon Worlds, Microsoft's AltspaceVR, RecRoom, and other social VR platforms. You can read more about his work [here].

His dissertation titled: "A Youthful Metaverse: Towards Designing Safe, Equitable, and Emotionally Fulfilling Social Virtual Reality Spaces for Younger Users", was one of the first dissertations to investigate youth in the emerging metaverse and youths use of immersive technology [X].

Outside of his dissertation and PhD work, he has worked on various projects in the realm of AR, VR, and AI at Microsoft, Meta (formerly Facebook Reality Labs), and Microsoft Research. As well as some invaluable foundational research experiences at MIT/Harvard, UCF, Vanderbilt, and his startup Br8krm.

Prior to Clemson, he graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South, a liberal arts university in Tennessee where he majored in Computer Science and Spanish.

Resources for Students

  • PhD Fellowship Application Template [X]
  • PhD Example CV (my dated PhD CV) [X]
  • PhD Student Website (my dated homepage) [X]
  • Prepping for an intership interview [X]
  • Read about a few things i've learned [X]

I am passionate about working on projects encompassing social good