Prof Mel Slater

My major research interest is the question of what makes virtual reality work: how is it possible to build virtual environments such that people respond realistically to events within them? What scientific explanations are there of this phenomenon?  I have a particular interest in virtual reality for the creation of social scenarios, and also in using the power of virtual reality for changing the self, research that is focussed on the interface between computer science and neuroscience.

VEIV Students

  • Howard Towner (Awarded VEIV EngD 2007)

Title: Professor of Virtual Environments (part-time)

Group: The Experimental Virtual Environments (EVENT) Lab at the University of Barcelona

Dept: Dept of Computer Science

Research Area: Virtual Environments