Keynote Speakers

Professor Mariano Alcañiz Raya

Keynote: In Search of Behavioral Biomarkers for Mental Disorders using VR

Dr. Alcañiz is full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and Director of the Laboratory of Immersive Neurotechnologies (LabLENI). His research interest is to understand human social cognition using emerging technologies end ecologically valid mixed reality based simulations. He has published more than 300 scientific articles and coordinated several European projects related to the area. He is the National Program Coordinator of the Information Society Technology (IST) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain and he is the Spanish representative for ICT area at the Horizon 2020 European Research Program Committee. He is also member of the executive committee of EURO-VR association.

Dr. Aleksei Tepljakov

Keynote: Towards Intelligent Immersive Virtual Environments

Aleksei Tepljakov received his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from Tallinn University of Technology in 2015. From January 2016 Dr. Tepljakov holds a Research Scientist position at the Department of Computer Systems, School of Information Technologies, Tallinn University of Technology. His main research interests include fractional-order modeling and control of complex systems and developing efficient mathematical and 3D modeling methods for virtual and augmented reality for educational and industrial applications. From March 2017 he serves as head of Re:creation Virtual Reality laboratory in the Centre for Intelligent Systems. Dr. Tepljakov is a Senior Member of IEEE with 8 years of service, a member of IEEE Control Systems Society since 2012, and a member of Education Society from 2018.