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Mel Slater

University of Barcelona
Distinguished Investigator, Institute of Neurosciences and Co-Director, Event Lab
Mel Slater is a Distinguished Investigator at the University of Barcelona in the Institute of
Neurosciences, and Co-Director of the Event Lab (Experimental Virtual Environments for
Neuroscience and Technology). He was previously Professor of Virtual Environments at
University College London in the Department of Computer Science. He has been involved in
research in virtual reality since the early 1990s, and has been first supervisor of 40 PhDs in
graphics and virtual reality since 1989. He held a European Research Council Advanced
Grant TRAVERSE 2009–2015 and has now a second Advanced Grant MoTIVE 2018–2023. He
is a Research Award Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2021. He is Field
Editor of Frontiers in Virtual Reality, and Chief Editor of the Human Behaviour in Virtual
Reality section. His publications can be seen on http://publicationslist.org/melslater. He is
one of the Founders of the company Virtual Bodyworks S.L.