Bill Kapralos

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Bill Kapralos

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Biography

Bill Kapralos is an Associate Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is a past recipient of an IBM Centers for Advanced Studies Faculty Award, past co-recipient of a Google Faculty Award, a past recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship to conduct research in Japan, and a recent recipient of an Australian government Executive Fellowship to conduct research in Australia. His current research interests include: serious games, immersive technologies, multi-modal virtual environments, and 3D (spatial) sound generation for interactive virtual environments and serious games. He has been invited to speak on the topic of immersive technologies, virtual simulation, and serious gaming for medical education at numerous international events including a keynote presentation at the Healthcare Simulation Network (SIM-one) SIM Expo in Toronto (2017), and at the IEEE International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning, San Diego (2016). Bill chaired the 2014 IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) conference, and the ACM FuturePlay International Conference on the Future of Game Design and Technology from 2007-2010. He co-chaired the 2015 IEEE GEM conference, and the ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology Conference in 2012.