Research & Interest
My research interests are in computer graphics, virtual reality, augmented reality, haptics and their applications in experiments and studies related to psychology. The perception of a virtual environment and its effect on someoneís thinking is what interests me.
During my PhD at the EventLab, I worked with robots and their significance in 'embodiment', including interaction with robots and the effect of being embodied in one. Furthermore, I was involved in developing several applications where full body ownership over a humanoid robot could be used to provide a participant with a highly immersive embodied experience.
Augmented Multi-Modal Naturally-Networked Gatherings, is a four year FP7 EU collaborative project which started on Jan 1st 2010. The science and technology developed in BEAMING will give people a real sense of physically being in a remote location with other people, and vice versa - without actually physically travelling.
THE INFLUENCE OF VIRTUAL EMBODIMENT ON INTELLIGENCE
Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad
I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Dubai in May 2009.
Immediately after that I started my Masters degree in Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging from University College London (UCL). My thesis involved working on a project that would study bystander responses to violent incidents in virtual reality. My work involved incorporating a haptic jacket into the scenario. It was a project supervised by Prof. Mel Slater. I completed the Masters with a distinction and decided to continue working in the same field.
In 2011 I joined the eventLab at Universitat de Barcelona, where I completed my PhD under Prof. Mel Slaterís supervision in July 2016. I now continue working in the lab as a Post-doctoral researcher.