About Mel Slater
Mel Slater DSc, is an ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona where he co-leads the Experimental Virtual Environments for Neuroscience and Technology (EVENT) Lab. He has also been Professor of Virtual Environments at UCL since 1997 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 grant TRAVERSE and two subsequent ERC Proof of Concept grants. His current publications can be seen on http://publicationslist.org/melslater. He is co-founder of the company Virtual Bodyworks S.L.