VR Reflex Lab
VR @ Kroto Research Institute
Virtual Reality, Serious Games and Agent-Based Modelling Research
Last updated on 10/22/2008 11:25:59
by Daniela M. Romano,
© Dept. Computer Science, Univ. Sheffield.
My research area is concerned with Virtual Reality, faster than real time Agent-Based Modelling and 3D visualization of their output, and Serious Gaming technology.
In particular specialise in real-time High-Performance Large-Scale Simulations on the graphics-processing unit (GPU) and 3D visualization of agentsí behaviour.
To date I have been involved in 24 large and small National and International research grants:
Sept 2012/Aug 2013, Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment with COSTAIN
Sept 2012, EPSRC small scale equipment grant, as part of SCentRo, equipment for Brain Computer Interface
May 2012/Dec 2012, Digital Social Research Community Activity Fund Scheme, PI, Multimedia Case Presentation of Ethical Issues in Serious Games
Sept 11/March 12, Complex Adaptive Systems Call, CAPIRE: Complex Adaptive System for Prediction and planning In Response to Extreme events, PI
July11/June 14, EPSRC/University of Sheffield Seed Funding Call - Digital World with Medical Education Sheffield University, Co-I
Jan 11/Apr 11, EPSRC Pathway to impact P2i, PI, High Performance Pedestrian Simulation on the GPU
Oct 11/Sep 14, EPSRC DTA studentship in the Digital World with Clinical Dentistry Sheffield University, TELEMEDICINE: A Virtual Reality Solution, Co-I
Oct10/Dec10, EPSRC/University of Sheffield Seed Funding Call - Digital World, Co-I, Superfast Broadband and the delivery of remote clinical education
July10/Nov10, EPSRC/University of Sheffield Proof of Concept Fund, Co-I, Development of a digital assistant for the evaluation of tooth preparations performed by students
May10/April13, University of Sheffield Cross-Cutting Digital World Director of Research and Innovation Scholarships, PI, RECITE Research Network
Feb10/Jun10, Yorkshire Forward and Business Link Yorkshire, PI, Innovation Voucher in conjunction with the company: Dhyaan design, A robust and portable breath-awareness biofeedback game
May09/Jul09, Royal Society Partnership Grants, Co-I, From Silicon 2 Snow: Virtual Reality as a Learning Tool
Apr 09/Sept 09, Sheffield University Research Fund, Divisional Directors Award, Co-I , A systems biology approach to understanding the maternal environment for interaction with gametes and embryos - order or chaos?
Jan08/Dec10, Simulation and Prediction in crowded environments (SPICE), PI
Jan08/Dec11, EPSRC, Co-I, URSULA: Urban River Corridors and Sustainable Living Agendas
Oct06/Sep08, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Co-I, Exhibition - Designing for Affective Communication, Personalisation and Social Experience
Sept06/Aug09, EPSRC Case Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT), case award for new lecturer, PI, Dealing with Dealers: A Drug Market Simulation
Jul05/Jun09, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Co-I, Serious Games: Engaging Training Solutions
Jan09/Dec09, Sheffield University Research Fund Research Committee Funding Application Form V2 June 2007 T Swift, Co-I , 3D Synthetic reconstruction of oviduct
Jul07/Dec07, Transfer Opportunities Fund (KTOF) from Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF-3), PI, User-friendly Viewer for 3D Environments Compatible with the Immersive Virtual Reality Facilities at Sheffield
Aug06, University of Indonesia, PI, Travel Budget
Jan05/Dec06, British Alliance, PI, VERTEX; Virtual ExtReme Team-building Experience
Jun05/Aug05, EU HUMAINE Network of Excellence, PI, ECABank
Jan05/De07, EU HUMAINE Network of Excellence, PI, Travel Budget
PhD supervision of successfully completed Ph.D. candidate:
2013 Lewis Gill, co-supervisor with Prof Eckart Lange, Landscape Department, submitted March 2013 (awaiting viva)
2011 Mark Burkitt, co-supervisor with Dr Dawn Walker, CompBio and Prof Alireza Faseli, Reporductive medicine, PhD submitted within 3 years
2011 Jorge Arroyo Palacios, sole Supervisor
2010 Paul Richmond, sole supervisor, PhD submitted within 3 years
2010 Swati Gupta, co-supervisor with Prof Marilyn Walker, Computer Science
2007 Ahmed BinsuBain, co-supervisor with Dr Steve Maddock, Computer Science
Current Ph.D. Students:
Twin KarmaKharm, Staff candidate, sole supervisor, Provisional Title: High performance Crowd simulations
Conrad Attard, sole supervisor, Provisional Title: ,i>Personalised Rapid Competences acquisition at workplace using Smart Mobiles
Tim Longson, co-supervision with Dr NIcolas Martin, School of Dentistry, Provisional Title: Telemedicine: Remote 3D clinical consultations using superfast broadband connectivity
Adam Park, co-supervision with Chenghi Peng, Architecture.
Ahmeed Sedeeq, sole supervisor, Provisional Title: Brain Computer Interface, to start May 2013.