I am a Professor in the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group in the Department of Computer Science, University College London. I am currently head of the group. My research area is real-time interactive virtual environments, with particular interest in virtual reality, augmented reality, novel forms of interaction, large-scale graphical models, collaborative systems and networking for tightly synchronous telecollaboration. Details of my active projects can be found here. The group runs a CAVE-like facility, a large tracking space and several other high-end virtual reality systems. Our labs are run by David Swapp.
I am first supervisor for several doctoral students: Lisa Izzouzi (also an RA), Klara Brandstatter (also an RA), Nels Numan (also an RA), Dan Archer, Felix Thiel (also an RA), Cristina Amati and Ben Congdon (also an RA). I have four post-doctoral fellows: David Walton, Rafael Kuffner do Anjos and Sebastian Friston.
My teaching responsibilities can be found here.
I am currently deputy head of department. I have a responsibility for estates planning.
I consult to a small number of companies in areas related to graphics or new media. See personal pages about me.
I was director of the Engineering Doctorate Centre in Virtual Environment, Imaging and Visualisation from 2005- 2013 and 2014-2018.
For my Office Hours, please my contact page.
I have co-authored two books:
- Networked Graphics by myself and Manuel Oliveira published in 2010
- Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments: From Realism to Real-Time by Mel Slater, Yiorgos Chrysanthou and I
News & Announcements
My office is in 169 Euston Road, room 4.10.
Jobs and Studentships
I am always interested in discussing potential PhD topics. I am not actively recruiting for open positions now, but I will interested in talking with students who want to start in late 2022 or 2023. I am happy to receive applications on topics related to 3D user interfaces, virtual reality, networked virtual reality, perceptual and cognitive issues in mixed reality, haptics and telepresence.