Associate Professor Ross Brown

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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

I am an Associate Professor within the School of Computer Science (CS), QUT, where I co-direct the CLEVAR research group – http://www.clevar.org.

My main research interests are in the area of immersive technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).  I summarize this research in the phrase “Dasein Science” — the science of being there (from the German ontological phrase “dasein”, “there being”).  I seek to understand how immersion and presence (dasein) influences humans.  In short, my research question is:

“How can VR or AR environments enhance human cognition?”

Experimental results have shown that VR enhances memory recall [1],  I wish to further explore how these cognitive effects influence human cognition through an embodied cognition lens.  Many application domains in the areas of knowledge management, simulation, training, education and gaming will benefit from this work.

At present I am researching the use of such systems in intellectual disability training [2], business process elicitation [3], training [4] and modelling [5], and environmental knowledge elicitation [6].

I am an academic lead for the ViseR lab at QUT.

Since 2016 I have been the course coordinator of the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (BGIE) at QUT.  I have been teaching computer graphics and games capstone project units since the mid-nineties. I am one of the staff members who helped create the original QUT BGIE degree in 2007.

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Additional information

Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2020
Details
Invited to speak at Engage2 conference in Brisbane, 28th July, 2020 - https://engage2.com.au/events/the-engagetech-forum/anz-2020/
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2020
Details
Invited as keynote speaker to Assurance - Transitioning trusted autonomous systems into service capability requires innovative training methods and techniques - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/trusted-autonomous-systems-activity-2-assurance-of-autonomy-webinar-tickets-104904552340
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
Invited as Keynote Speaker for international Industrial conference BPM2017 in Lisbon, Portugal - https://www.rumos.pt/noticias/formacao/bpm-conference-portugal-2017/
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2010
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Have been identified as an International Researcher of Note, and have thus assessed ARC DECRA, DP, Linkage and LEIF funding grants
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2006
Details
Have been invited to speak at Microsoft Tech Ed since 2006. Tech Ed is the major industrial conference for Microsoft software professionals, with major professional impact on the ICT industry.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2003
Details
Paper reviewer for the following conferences: MSRA Gaming & Graphics, Graphite, AVI, British HCI - V&I, ICA3PP, MCCIS, BPM, ISCV, GET
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2003
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Reviewer for the following journals: Future Generation Computer Systems, Knowledge and Information Systems, Futures, Informations Systems and E-Business Management, ACS Journal of Research and Practice