Meet the Team

The Immers­ive Vir­tu­al Envir­on­ments Labor­at­ory is run by the Vir­tu­al Envir­on­ments and Com­puter Graph­ics (VECG) group in the Com­puter Sci­ence Depart­ment at UCL.

Prof Anthony Steed

Prof Anthony Steed

Head of Group

Anthony is the head of the Vir­tu­al Envir­on­ments and Com­puter Graph­ics group at UCL. His research area is in real-time inter­act­ive vir­tu­al envir­on­ments, with par­tic­u­lar interest in mixed-real­ity sys­tems, large-scale mod­els and col­lab­or­a­tion between immers­ive facil­it­ies.

Prof Mel Slater

Prof Mel Slater

Part-time Pro­fess­or

Mel is a part-time pro­fess­or of Vir­tu­al Envir­on­ments at UCL and an ICREA Research Pro­fess­or at the Uni­ver­sity of Bar­celona, Spain, where he leads the Event Lab. His major research interest is the ques­tion of what makes vir­tu­al real­ity work: how is it pos­sible to build vir­tu­al envir­on­ments such that people respond real­ist­ic­ally to events with­in them?

Dr David Swapp

Dr David Swapp

Labor­at­ory Man­ager

Dav­id Swapp is a research fel­low in the Vir­tu­al Envir­on­ments and Com­puter Graph­ics group, and man­ager of the Immers­ive Vir­tu­al Real­ity Labor­at­ory since its incep­tion in 2000. He col­lab­or­ates on a wide range of research and exper­i­ment­al work in the labor­at­ory, with par­tic­u­lar interest in how human per­cep­tu­al cap­ab­il­it­ies can influ­ence the design of immers­ive sys­tems.

Dr Will Steptoe

Dr Will Steptoe

Seni­or Research­er

Will is a seni­or research­er in the Vir­tu­al Envir­on­ments and Com­puter Graph­ics group at UCL. His research interests are vir­tu­al, mixed and aug­men­ted real­it­ies, tele­p­res­ence and 3D inter­ac­tion.

Aitor Rovira

Aitor Rovira

Research Assist­ant