Event Lab, University of Barcelona, Spain
Mel Slater DSc, is currently Distinguished Investigator at the University of Barcelona where he co-leads the Experimental Virtual Environments for Neuroscience and Technology (EVENT) Lab (www.event-lab.org). He was Professor of Virtual Environments at UCL in the Department of Computer Science. He has been involved in research in virtual reality since the early 1990s, and has been first supervisor of 38 PhDs in graphics and virtual reality since 1989. In 2005 he was awarded the Virtual Reality Career Award by IEEE Virtual Reality ‘In Recognition of Seminal Achievements in Engineering Virtual Reality.’ He has been involved in and led several international projects in this field. He held a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant TRAVERSE and two subsequent ERC Proof of Concept grants, and currently holds a new ERC Advanced grant MoTIVE. His publications can be seen on publicationslist.org/melslater. He is co-founder and CSO of the company Virtual Bodyworks S.L. www.virtualbodyworks.com.