Hans-Jürgen Zepernick received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.E.) degree from the University of Siegen, Germany, in 1987 and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree from the University of Hagen, Germany, in 1994. From 1987 to 1989, he was with Siemens AG, Germany. He is currently a professor of radio communications at the Department of Computer Science (DIDA) of the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of Professor of wireless communications at Curtin University of Technology, Deputy Director of the Australian Telecommunications Research Institute, and Associate Director of the Australian Telecommunications Cooperative Research Centre. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Western Australia, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science, Perth, Australia. Dr. Zepernick served as a member of the Swedish management committee within the European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services (Qualinet). His research interests include advanced wireless communications, mobile multimedia processing, quality of immersive mobile multimedia experiences, perceptual quality assessment, and visual and interactive computing. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 technical papers on these topics. Dr. Zepernick is an IEEE Senior Member.
Veronica Sundstedt is an Associate Professor at BTH. She has been the Head of the Department of Creative Technologies (DIKR) and afterwards the Head of the Department of the Computer Science (DIDA) at BTH during the years 2014-2020. Previously, she was a Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin and she has also been a Postdoc at the University of Bristol and the University of Bath. Veronica holds a Ph.D. in Computer Graphics from the University of Bristol and an M.Sc. in Media Technology from the University of Linköping. Her research interests are in visual and interactive computing, in particular, perception in computer graphics and novel interaction techniques (e.g. eye tracking). Veronica co-chaired the ACM Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization conference in 2007 and the Eurographics Ireland Workshop in 2009. She also organised the first conference on Novel Gaze-Controlled Applications in 2011 at BTH. She is on the editorial board of the ACM TAP journal and was Program Chair for ACM SAP (2012). Veronica has recently published the first book on eye tracking and games called “Gazing at Games: An Introduction to Eye Tracking Control”.
Professor Markus Fiedler (MFI), born 1967, received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering with focus on information and communication technology from Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Tyskland, in 1998. Since then, he has been employed at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), where he became senior lecturer within teletraffic systems in 2000, docent in 2006 and professor of teletraffic systems in 2011, respectively. Starting from teletraffic-related questions (such as dimensioning of communication links), his research extended to user-perceived Quality of Experience (QoE) of applications and services. He has been strongly involved in the development of the QoE area as co-organiser of three Dagstuhl Seminars and one Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop. He is also part of the research profile BigData@BTH, with specific interest in how to use Machine Learning in the QoE domain. He is now with the Dept. of Technology and Aesthetics (DITE) and focuses on building bridges between infrastructure and QoE of creations and productions within media technology (sound, picture, game, and web of things).
Thi My Chinh Chu (M’17) received the B.S. degree in electronics and communications from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, in 2004, and the M.Sc. degree in electronics and communications from University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, in 2007. From 2004 to 2010, she was with the Radio Broadcasting of Vietnam, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV). In April 2011, she joined the Radio Communications Group, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden as a Ph.D. candidate. In May 2015, she received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Systems. Currently, Dr. Chu is a Research Fellow at the Blekinge Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include cooperative communications, cognitive radio networks, mobile multimedia, quality of experience, and perceptual quality assessment.
Valeria Garro is an associate senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science (DIDA) at BTH. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2013 at the University of Verona and her Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering in 2008 at the University of Padova, Italy. Before moving to Sweden, she worked as research fellow at the Visual Computing Lab at ISTI-CNR (Italian National Research Council) located in Pisa, Italy. She has also been a postdoctoral research fellow at VIPS (Vision Image Processing and Sound) Lab at the University of Verona, Italy. Her research interests include visual and interactive computing, virtual and mixed reality, computer vision, and shape analysis. Some of her previous researches focused on 3D object retrieval, mobile metric 3D reconstruction and camera pose estimation.
Francisco Lopez Luro is an Adjunct Lecturer and Phd candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH). He has a Masters in Computer Graphics from the Technical University of Valencia. He graduated in Computer Science at the Universidad Nacional del Comahue, in Argentina, where he worked as teaching assistant and research assistant in Computer Architecture, Computer Networks, Operating Systems and Computer Graphics courses. Before moving to BTH, Francisco worked for one year writing SystemC hardware simulation software for Image Processing IP cores at Imagination Technologies in the UK. His research interests are human visual perception, computer games, computer graphics, eye tracking technologies and its applications, and high performance computing. His research focus on the Phd and ViaTecH is on novel interaction and visualisation techniques for Virtual Reality and Eye Tracking applications.
Diego Fernando Navarro Prada is a lecturer and a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. He is involved in the courses Research Methodology in Games, Research Orientation in Games, Visualization and Bachelor Thesis in Digital Game development. He had previously worked as a research assistant for the Multimedia Research Group (GIM) from the Nueva Granada Military University in Bogotá, Colombia, and as an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Creatives Technologies at the Blekinge Institute of Technology. Diego’s research interest and main field of experience are Game Design and Development, HCI, Emerging Interaction Technology, Virtual Reality, and Psycho-Physiological feedback. Diego holds a Bachelor degree on Multimedia Engineering from Nueva Granada Military University (2009), a Specialist degree in Multimedia Management from Saint Thomas Aquinas University (2011) and a Master of Science degree on Design, Interaction and Game Technologies from the Blekinge Institute of Technology (2014).
Viktor Kelkkanen is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlshamn, Sweden. He has previously worked as software engineer in game development and enterprise software-defined storage solutions. Viktor’s main fields of experience are game development, networks and memory management. His research focus on the Phd and ViaTecH is on networks in relation to virtual reality and quality of experience. Viktor holds a Master of Science in Game- and Software Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology (2016).
Majed Elwardy is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden. He has previously worked as a research assistant at Signal Processing and Information Systems (SPIS) Laboratory at Sabanci University, Turkey, and as a teaching assistant for the Electronics Engineering and Mathematics department at Sabanci University. Prior to that, he was appointed as a teaching and research assistant in the Electronics and Communications Engineering department (ECE), Mansoura University, Egypt. Majed’s research interest and main field of experience are Statistical Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, and Brain-Computer Interfaces. Majed holds a Bachelor degree on Communications and Information Engineering (CIE) from Mansoura University (2011), and a Master of Science degree on Electronics Engineering (EE) from Sabanci University (2016).
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Dang Ninh Tran is a Ph.D. student in Telecommunication Systems at the Department of Computer Science at the Blekinge Institute of Technology Karlskrona, Sweden. He has been a lecturer at The People’s Police University of Technology and Logistics, Hanoi, Vietnam. Dang Ninh’s main fields of expertise are cryptography and security of telecommunication systems. His current research focuses on data hiding techniques for new digital media such as videos and their performance assessment using objective and subjective quality assessment methods. Dang Ninh Tran received a B.S. degree in Electronics and an M.Sc. degree in Electrical Techniques, Electronics and Telecommunications from the Academy of Cryptography Techniques, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2010 and 2013 respectively. In 2020, he received a Licentiate degree in Telecommunication Systems from the Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Advaith holds a Master of Science in Computer Science Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology (2019). He worked and collaborated for student programs with IBM and JNTU-H, with emphasis on cloud and marketing mobile based applications. He has previously worked as an AR developer for PDRL, Blekinge Institute of Technology in collaboration with Volvo CE. As a part of this project, he has developed Microsoft HoloLens applications to recognize miniature automotive machines present at the Volvo Scale site located at Blekinge Institute of Technology. He also worked as front-end developer for a Gaming PC building start-up company (TheProfessionalPCbuilder). Advaith’s main fields of experience are AR application development and front-end development for web applications.
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