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Dr Ross Brown
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Computer Science
Discipline *
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Other Information and Computing Sciences
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)


Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Data Visualisation, Process Visualisation, Information Visualisation, Computer Graphics, Games Technology

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


I am a Senior Lecturer within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), QUT, where I am a member of the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) discipline.

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].
Since 2016 I have been the course coordinator of the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments (BGIE) at QUT, having 28 years of experience in teaching computer graphics and games capstone project units. I am one of the staff members who helped create the original QUT BGIE degree in 2007.
More information on my work can be found at:

This information has been contributed by Dr Ross Brown.



IGB381 Game Engine Technology

IGB300 Capstone Project (Game Design)

IGB301 Capstone Project (Game Development)

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