Prof. Dr. Mariano Alcañiz

(Project Coordinator,UPV)

Prof Alcañiz is Full Professor at UPV and I3B Institute Director. He is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and has courtesy appointments in Virtual Reality. Prof Alcañiz has published more than 300 articles in books, journals and conferences. He has been coordinator of European and national research projects and several national R&D excellence programmes. He is the Spanish representative in H2020 ICT Committee. Prof Alcañiz is one of the first 10 scholars (6th position) worldwide who authored peer-reviewed scientific publications under the topic “Virtual Reality”; also in the first 10 positions in the world (2nd position) under the topic “Telepsychology”. Scopus (Accessed Dec. 7th, 2017; Keyword: Alcañiz M).

Prof. Dr. Gaetano Valenza

(UPISA)

Gaetano Valenza, M. Eng., Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pisa. His research interests include statistical and nonlinear biomedical signal and image processing, cardiovascular and neural modelling, and wearable systems for physiological monitoring. His research includes the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on cardiovascular control, brain-heart interactions, affective computing, assessment of mood and mental/neurological disorders. He is author of more than 150 international scientific contributions in these fields.

Prof. Dr. Luis Emilio Bruni

(AAU)

Prof Bruni is a recognized expert in bio- and cognitive semiotics with expertise in media cognition, interactive narratives, cognitive modeling and psychophysiological methods. Currently Leads the TRACK research group at AD: MT-AAU (Transdisciplinary Research Creation and Knowledge) and directs the Augmented Cognition Lab, dedicated to psychophysiological methods in media cognition. Coordinates the Master of Science program in Media Technology (Medialogy) at AAU. He has supervised over 30 MSc theses in media technology, has mentored several research assistants, PhD students and assistant professors. He is board member and treasurer of the Int. Soc. for Biosemiotic Studies and is Vice-President for conferences of the Int.l Soc. for Information Studies. Seats in the St. Committee of the Int.l Conf. for Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS series) and is member of the editorial boards of the journals Biosemiotics (Springer), Cognitive Semiotics (de Gryter) and in the sci.ic com. of the “Numanities – Arts and Humanities in Progress” Springer book series.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber

(UKB)

Bernd Weber is professor of Neuroeconomics at the University of Bonn. Since 2016 he is acting director of the Center for Economics and Neuroscience at the University of Bonn and since 2017 member of the board of the Society of Neuroeconomics. Editor-in-Chief of the Jour. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics with Daniel Houser (George Mason University), Ass. Editor Frontiers in Neuroscience, Referee ERA-Net Neuron, EU. Park Outstanding Contribution Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology (2013). His major research interests are applied questions of decision neuroscience, individual heterogeneity of people and biology-environment interactions.

Prof Dr Enrique Bigné

(UVEG)

Enrique Bigne is full professor of Marketing at University of Valencia from 2001, previously at Jaume I (1996-2001). He founded the PhD program in marketing and currently chairs the International MBA. He serves as editor in chief of European Journal of Management and Business Economics. His research interests are on advertising, brand and neuromarketing.

Dr Willy Colier

(AMS)

Dr Colier studied physics at the Universtiy of Twente in the Netherlands. In 1991 he started a PhD at the department of Physiology of the Radboud University. He worked there on the application side as well as on the technical aspects of Near Infrared Spectroscopy. His PhD thesis, “Near Infrared Spectroscopy: Toy or Tool”, was published in 1995. Dr. Colier was part of various national and international projects, like the BioMed Concerted Actions on NIRS. He published over 100 publications on NIRS and related subjects (h-index=26, >2700 citations). In 2001 he started together with a colleague his own company, Artinis Medical Systems. The company is now one of the world leading companies on NIRS, but also in the field of radiological quality control. Dr. Colier is still active in the scientific field and works together with researchers both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Dr. Christoph Guger

(GTEC)

PhD in Electrical Engineering, and specialized in new sensors and systems for real-time biosignal recording and processing since his graduate work. He has supervised over a dozen students, including visiting students, interns, and GTEC employees, usually within the context of a collaborative funded project. Unlike many CEOs of SMEs, he has been very active in scientific dissemination, with excellent publication record and extensive conference participation. He has also been the co-CEO of GTEC since 2004, and can contribute his experience and internal training materials to help provide training in commercial skills.

Thomas Ramsøy PhD.

(NEUR)

Dr Ramsøy is one of the leading scholars and practitioners within applied neuroscience. Dr Ramsøy holds a PhD in neurobiology and neuroimaging at the Copenhagen University and University Hospital, simultaneously having developed novel neuroanatomical and statistical protocols along the way for both EEG and fMRI. In 2007, he was invited to establish a research group between Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Copenhagen University Hospital. This culminated with the founding of the Centre for Decision Neuroscience. Here, Dr Ramsøy led a group of researchers that achieved numerous high impact journal publications, including Science, PNAS, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Psychological Science.

Prof. Marcel van Gerven

(SKU)

Prof. Marcel van Gerven is an expert in AI and machine learning. His research focuses on the development of advanced Bayesian and neural network models that provide better insights into the neural basis of cognition. His research has distinct theoretical, empirical and applied components. He holds a PhD in medical informatics and worked on the development of brain-computer interfaces in his postdoc. He is head of the AI department and PI of the artificial cognitive systems lab. He is also PI in the Language in Interaction Consortium and member of the AB of the Data Science Centre at Radboud Univ.

Prof Dr Harald Pretl

(JKU)

Prof Dr Harald Pretl is full professor at IIC-JKU, where he heads the Dept. for Energy-Efficient Analog Circuits. He has published more than 20 papers in the area of RF transceivers, in addition to more than 25 issued and filed patents. His current research is focused on highly integrated wireless sensor networks and low-power RF SoCs, fully integrated GSM/UMTS/LTE/5G transceivers, and integrated CMOS power amplifiers for mobile communications and IoT.

Dr Thomas Faseth

(JKU)

Dr Thomas Faseth is author and co-author of about 25 publications and played a leading role in the development of several patents. Dr Faseth conducted a variety of research projects founded by the Austrian science funds as well as directly financed industry research projects.

Prof. Dr. Mariano Alcañiz 

(Project Coordinator,UPV)

Prof Alcañiz is Full Professor at UPV and I3B Institute Director. He is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and has courtesy appointments in Virtual Reality. Prof Alcañiz has published more than 300 articles in books, journals and conferences. He has been coordinator of European and national research projects and several national R&D excellence programmes. He is the Spanish representative in H2020 ICT Committee. Prof Alcañiz is one of the first 10 scholars (6th position) worldwide who authored peer-reviewed scientific publications under the topic “Virtual Reality”; also in the first 10 positions in the world (2nd position) under the topic “Telepsychology”. Scopus (Accessed Dec. 7th, 2017; Keyword: Alcañiz M). 

Alejandra del Valle 

(Project Manager, UPV) 

Alejandra del Valle is Technical Industrial Engineer by University of Zaragoza (Spain) and is R&D Manager at I3B Institute. She has a previous strong background in private companies and since the last 12 years is part of the team of Prof. Alcañiz, managing national and european projects and also leading the financial department. 

Prof. Dr. Mariano Alcañiz 

(Project Coordinator,UPV)

Prof Alcañiz is Full Professor at UPV and I3B Institute Director. He is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and has courtesy appointments in Virtual Reality. Prof Alcañiz has published more than 300 articles in books, journals and conferences. He has been coordinator of European and national research projects and several national R&D excellence programmes. He is the Spanish representative in H2020 ICT Committee. Prof Alcañiz is one of the first 10 scholars (6th position) worldwide who authored peer-reviewed scientific publications under the topic “Virtual Reality”; also in the first 10 positions in the world (2nd position) under the topic “Telepsychology”. Scopus (Accessed Dec. 7th, 2017; Keyword: Alcañiz M). 

Thomas Ramsøy PhD

(NEUR)

Dr Ramsøy is one of the leading scholars and practitioners within applied neuroscience. Dr Ramsøy holds a PhD in neurobiology and neuroimaging at the Copenhagen University and University Hospital, simultaneously having developed novel neuroanatomical and statistical protocols along the way for both EEG and fMRI. In 2007, he was invited to establish a research group between Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Copenhagen University Hospital. This culminated with the founding of the Centre for Decision Neuroscience. Here, Dr Ramsøy led a group of researchers that achieved numerous high impact journal publications, including Science, PNAS, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Psychological Science. 

Dr Thomas Faseth

(JKU) 

Dr Thomas Faseth is author and co-author of about 25 publications and played a leading role in the development of several patents. Dr Faseth conducted a variety of research projects founded by the Austrian science funds as well as directly financed industry research projects. 

Prof. Dr. Mariano Alcañiz 

(Project Coordinator,UPV)

Prof Alcañiz is Full Professor at UPV and I3B Institute Director. He is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and has courtesy appointments in Virtual Reality. Prof Alcañiz has published more than 300 articles in books, journals and conferences. He has been coordinator of European and national research projects and several national R&D excellence programmes. He is the Spanish representative in H2020 ICT Committee. Prof Alcañiz is one of the first 10 scholars (6th position) worldwide who authored peer-reviewed scientific publications under the topic “Virtual Reality”; also in the first 10 positions in the world (2nd position) under the topic “Telepsychology”. Scopus (Accessed Dec. 7th, 2017; Keyword: Alcañiz M). 

Prof. Dr. Gaetano Valenza 

(UPISA)

Gaetano Valenza, M. Eng., Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pisa. His research interests include statistical and nonlinear biomedical signal and image processing, cardiovascular and neural modelling, and wearable systems for physiological monitoring. His research includes the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on cardiovascular control, brain-heart interactions, affective computing, assessment of mood and mental/neurological disorders. He is author of more than 150 international scientific contributions in these fields.  

Prof Dr Enrique Bigné 

(UVEG)

Enrique Bigne is full professor of Marketing at University of Valencia from 2001, previously at Jaume I (1996-2001). He founded the PhD program in marketing and currently chairs the International MBA. He serves as editor in chief of European Journal of Management and Business Economics. His research interests are on advertising, brand and neuromarketing.  

Dr. Christoph Guger

(GTEC)

PhD in Electrical Engineering, and specialized in new sensors and systems for real-time biosignal recording and processing since his graduate work. He has supervised over a dozen students, including visiting students, interns, and GTEC employees, usually within the context of a collaborative funded project. Unlike many CEOs of SMEs, he has been very active in scientific dissemination, with excellent publication record and extensive conference participation. He has also been the co-CEO of GTEC since 2004, and can contribute his experience and internal training materials to help provide training in commercial skills. 

Alexander Silva Lopera

(NEUR)

Alexander S. Lopera is a psychologist and Msc in neuroscience. He works as a project manager and analyst at Neurons Inc. coordinating global research projects. By using applied neuroscience research techniques, he has provided insights and guidance to global brands on how their consumers respond to new products and communication materials. Through the past years, he has tested VR and AR applications in several virtual environments with commercial applications. 

Prof. Dr. Luis Emilio Bruni 

(AAU)

Prof Bruni is a recognized expert in bio- and cognitive semiotics with expertise in media cognition, interactive narratives, cognitive modeling and psychophysiological methods. Currently Leads the TRACK research group at AD: MT-AAU (Transdisciplinary Research Creation and Knowledge) and directs the Augmented Cognition Lab, dedicated to psychophysiological methods in media cognition. Coordinates the Master of Science program in Media Technology (Medialogy) at AAU. He has supervised over 30 MSc theses in media technology, has mentored several research assistants, PhD students and assistant professors. He is board member and treasurer of the Int. Soc. for Biosemiotic Studies and is Vice-President for conferences of the Int.l Soc. for Information Studies. Seats in the St. Committee of the Int.l Conf. for Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS series) and is member of the editorial boards of the journals Biosemiotics (Springer), Cognitive Semiotics (de Gryter) and in the sci.ic com. of the “Numanities – Arts and Humanities in Progress” Springer book series. 

Prof. Dr. Luis Emilio Bruni 

(AAU)

Prof Bruni is a recognized expert in bio- and cognitive semiotics with expertise in media cognition, interactive narratives, cognitive modeling and psychophysiological methods. Currently Leads the TRACK research group at AD: MT-AAU (Transdisciplinary Research Creation and Knowledge) and directs the Augmented Cognition Lab, dedicated to psychophysiological methods in media cognition. Coordinates the Master of Science program in Media Technology (Medialogy) at AAU. He has supervised over 30 MSc theses in media technology, has mentored several research assistants, PhD students and assistant professors. He is board member and treasurer of the Int. Soc. for Biosemiotic Studies and is Vice-President for conferences of the Int.l Soc. for Information Studies. Seats in the St. Committee of the Int.l Conf. for Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS series) and is member of the editorial boards of the journals Biosemiotics (Springer), Cognitive Semiotics (de Gryter) and in the sci.ic com. of the “Numanities – Arts and Humanities in Progress” Springer book series. 

Alejandra del Valle 

(Project Manager, UPV)

Alejandra del Valle is Technical Industrial Engineer by University of Zaragoza (Spain) and is R&D Manager at I3B Institute. She has a previous strong background in private companies and since the last 12 years is part of the team of Prof. Alcañiz, managing national and european projects and also leading the financial department.

Prof. Dr. Gaetano Valenza 

(UPISA)

Gaetano Valenza, M. Eng., Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pisa. His research interests include statistical and nonlinear biomedical signal and image processing, cardiovascular and neural modelling, and wearable systems for physiological monitoring. His research includes the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on cardiovascular control, brain-heart interactions, affective computing, assessment of mood and mental/neurological disorders. He is author of more than 150 international scientific contributions in these fields.  

Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber 

(UKB)

Bernd Weber is professor of Neuroeconomics at the University of Bonn. Since 2016 he is acting director of the Center for Economics and Neuroscience at the University of Bonn and since 2017 member of the board of the Society of Neuroeconomics. Editor-in-Chief of the Jour. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics with Daniel Houser (George Mason University), Ass. Editor Frontiers in Neuroscience, Referee ERA-Net Neuron, EU. Park Outstanding Contribution Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology (2013). His major research interests are applied questions of decision neuroscience, individual heterogeneity of people and biology-environment interactions. 

Prof. Dr. Mariano Alcañiz 

(Project Coordinator,UPV)

Prof Alcañiz is Full Professor at UPV and I3B Institute Director. He is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and has courtesy appointments in Virtual Reality. Prof Alcañiz has published more than 300 articles in books, journals and conferences. He has been coordinator of European and national research projects and several national R&D excellence programmes. He is the Spanish representative in H2020 ICT Committee. Prof Alcañiz is one of the first 10 scholars (6th position) worldwide who authored peer-reviewed scientific publications under the topic “Virtual Reality”; also in the first 10 positions in the world (2nd position) under the topic “Telepsychology”. Scopus (Accessed Dec. 7th, 2017; Keyword: Alcañiz M). 

Prof Dr Enrique Bigné 

(UVEG)

Enrique Bigne is full professor of Marketing at University of Valencia from 2001, previously at Jaume I (1996-2001). He founded the PhD program in marketing and currently chairs the International MBA. He serves as editor in chief of European Journal of Management and Business Economics. His research interests are on advertising, brand and neuromarketing.  

Thomas Ramsøy PhD

(NEUR)

Dr Ramsøy is one of the leading scholars and practitioners within applied neuroscience. Dr Ramsøy holds a PhD in neurobiology and neuroimaging at the Copenhagen University and University Hospital, simultaneously having developed novel neuroanatomical and statistical protocols along the way for both EEG and fMRI. In 2007, he was invited to establish a research group between Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Copenhagen University Hospital. This culminated with the founding of the Centre for Decision Neuroscience. Here, Dr Ramsøy led a group of researchers that achieved numerous high impact journal publications, including Science, PNAS, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Psychological Science.