Patrick Bordnick

Dean, Tulane University School of Social Work · Tulane University

Bordnick is a pioneer in the use of virtual reality for substance abuse assessment and intervention.

Social Work Behavioral Health Addiction & Recovery Mental Health Self-Care

Jean Philippe Bouchard

Vice-President, Data & Analytics · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Leads the Data & Analytics research group at IDC Canada

Canadian AR/VR Market Tablets Mobile Phones Wearables Forecasting & Modeling

Emily Taylor

Director, Custom Solutions · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Director, Custom Solutions

Project Management Virtual Reality (VR) Consumer Tech Connected Life Wearables

Jase Bernhardt

Assistant Professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability · Hofstra University

Dr. Bernhardt has had a lifelong passion for studying weather and climate. His current research focuses hurricane preparedness.

Virtual Reality to Promote Evacuation Meteorology Environmental History Climate Weather

Nigel Newbutt

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Nigel Newbutt is a leading expert in the use of technologies with autistic groups, specifically virtual reality and immersive technologies.

Ethical AI Research Social Robotics Head-mounted Display Immersive Technology Autism

Shahd ElAshri

Research Analyst, Consumer Devices · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Shahd examines the consumer mobility, wearable device and AR/VR markets in Canada

Wearables Consumer and B2B Buyer behaviour Augmented Reality (AR) Business Intelligence

Manish Nargas

Research Manager, Knowledge Platform and Consumer Research · International Data Corporation (IDC)

Manish provides a unique lens on the Canadian consumer technology and services markets.

Consumer Services Consumer Technology Smart Home Technology Connected Consumer Consumer Wireline Services

Dean Krusienski, Ph.D.

Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., M.S., Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University · VCU College of Engineering

Focusing on neural signal processing and analysis for the development of brain-computer interfaces and neuroprosthetic devices.

EEG Analysis Brain-Computer Interfaces Signal Processing Machine Learning Neuroprosthetics

Professor Kirsten Cater

Professor of Human-Computer Interaction · University of Bristol

Exploring the ethics and experiences of using highly sensory technology

Family Memories Big Data Gamification Augmented Reality Immersive Technology

Ben Chang

Director, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) & Professor, Arts · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Explores the intersections of virtual environments and experimental gaming with contemporary media art

Digital Games Immersive Visualization Systems Experimental Gaming Electronic Art Virtual Environments

Professor Sarah Whatley

Professor of Dance and Director of the Centre for Dance Research · Coventry University

She has expertise across a range of contemporary dance theory & practice, such as with artists, dance companies & cultural organisations.

Digital Dance Performing Arts Dance Dance and Cultural Heritage Dance and Disability

Holly Oxhandler, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work · Baylor University

Oxhandler studies how to ethically & effectively assess and discuss clients’ religion/spirituality within health and mental health treatment

Religion and Social Work Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice Evidence-Based Practice Process Scale Development Mental Health (primarily Anxiety and Depression)

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD

Thomas G. Labrecque Professor of Business Technology | Villanova School of Business · Villanova University

Stephen J. Andriole, PhD, is an expert in emerging technologies and business technology strategy

Emerging Technology Trends Technology Adoption Virtual & Augmented Reality Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Social Media Analytics

Dr Hannah Bartlett

Reader, Optometry Optometry & Vision Science Research Group (OVSRG) Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing · Aston University

Hannah's research portfolio is broadly based around the role of nutrition in ocular disease.

Clinical Education Ophthalmic Instrumentation Low Vision Ocular Nutrition Macular Pigment

Carrie Heeter

Professor of Media and Information · Michigan State University

Carrie Heeter is an expert in meditation, cybermeditation, user experience design, and serious games.

Self-Regulation Meditation Research Online Learning User Experience Design Serious Games

Kelly Rossler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · Baylor University

Dissertation: Exploring Interprofessional Education through a High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulation Scenario: A Mixed Methods Study.

Immersive Virtual Reality-Based Experiential Learning Healthcare Nursing Nursing Education Critical Care

Kristina R. Llewellyn

Associate Professor, Department of Social Development Studies · Renison University College, University of Waterloo

Professor Llewellyn studies the Education, History, and Equity.

Women's History Citizenship Education Oral History History Education History of Education

Paul Bradshaw

Course Leader (MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism) · Birmingham City University

In addition to teaching and writing, Paul acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of organisations on social media and data journalism.

Surveillance, Security and Privacy Online Data Journalism Journalism Trends Online Journalism Social Media

Richard J. Radke

Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Studies computer vision problems related to human-scale, occupant-aware environments

Radiotherapy Smart Lighting Social Signal Processing Video Processing Computer Vision

Nigel Wallis

Research Vice President, IoT & Industries · International Data Corporation (IDC)

IDC Canada's Research Vice President for Internet of Things and Industries

Internet of Things Vertical Markets Software Markets Economic Analysis