A leading US figure in the area of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is giving two lectures on new developments in the sector over the coming years.

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Pic. Dr. Jason Jerald

Dr Jason Jerald, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at NextGen Interactions. In addition to primarily focusing on NextGen Interactions and its clients, Jason is Chief Scientist at Digital ArtForms, serves on multiple advisory boards of companies focusing on VR technologies, coordinates the RTP-VR Meetup, and speaks at various events throughout the world. He is also the author of “The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality” published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers and ACM Books.

He will be guest lecturing at both Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) next week.

Barry Downes, CEO of TSSG said of the Lecture Series, “We are delighted to have Dr Jason Jerald give a public lecture in TSSG on Wednesday the 4th of November at 11.30am and in Waterford Institute of Technology, Thursday the 5th of November in the G18 Lecture Hall at 12.15pm. Jason has been an academic leader in Virtual Reality technologies for 15 years having completed his PhD in the area of latency in VR head mounted displays. Jason has published extensively in computer graphics and VR journals, is on the programme committee for leading computer graphics conferences such as SIGGRAPH and has recently published a college textbook on VR called “the VR Book”. Jason also consults widely for leading VR companies and has helped launch innovative new VR hardware and software products such as the Virtuix Omni. Dr. Jerald’s public lectures will be relevant to anyone who has an interest in the future of VR or AR technologies.”

Jason’s expertise lies in his numerous publications, including his recent book ‘Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality’ which has becoming a best and patents in the areas of computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and virtual/augmented reality as well as work with the Discovery Channel, in the New York Times, and on the cover of the MIT Press Journal Presence.

Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) Lecture, West Campus, Carriganore, Waterford.

Wednesday, 4th November Time 11.30 to 1pm – NetLabs Boardroom.

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Lecture, Main Campus, Cork Road, Waterford

 Thursday, 5th November 12.15pm to 14.15pm – Room G18 Lecture Theatre