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Mel Slater

University of Barcelona
Research Professor
Mel Slater is an ICREA Research Professor at the University of Barcelona. He became Professor of Virtual Environments at University College London in 1997. He was a UK EPSRC Senior Research Fellow from 1999 to 2004, and has received substantial funding for virtual reality installations in both London and Barcelona. Thirty two of his PhD students have obtained their PhDs 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 leads the eventLab (www.event-lab.org) at UB. He is Coordinator of the EU 7th Framework Integrated Project VERE (www.vereproject.org), and was scientific leader of the Integrated Project BEAMING (www.beaming-eu.org). Mel holds a European Research Council grant TRAVERSE (www.traverserc.org) on the specific topic virtual body ownership, and the general topic of a new area of application of virtual reality based on this theme.