About: I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University, Polytechnic Institute. I am also the director of the Virtual Reality Lab. My research revolves around virtual reality, virtual humans, computer animation, applied perception in computer graphics, and immersive interaction. From 2015-2016 I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Dartmouth College in the Visual Computing Lab with Emily Whiting. I hold a Ph.D. (2014) in Informatics, advised by Paul Newbury, and an M.Sc. (2011) in Multimedia Applications and Virtual Environments both from the Department of Informatics (School of Engineering and Informatics) of the University of Sussex, and a five-year integrated Masters (2009) in Audiovisual Science and Art from the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of Ionian University. I am a member of ACM and IEEE, and have been a member of the organizing and program committees of many conferences in the virtual reality, computer graphics/animation, and human-computer interaction fields. I am also co-founder and co-organizer of the IEEE TrainingXR workshop, which regularly takes place during IEEE VR. I have received Honorable Mention Awards (Top 5%) from ACM CHI PLAY 2021 and ACM CHI 2022. I have also received a Recognition of Service Award from IEEE VR 2022 for my work as Publications Chair. Outside of the office, I enjoy playing tennis.