Projects

Large-Scale Research Project Grants
  1. Horizon 2020 Project (2016-2019)
    Awarded by the European Union, Horizon 2020 - MSCA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Excellent Science). Title: Transforming Intangible Folkloric Performing Arts into Tangible Choreographic Digital (Terpsichore). Project number: 691218. (value: €120,000, total: €2M)
  2. Horizon 2020 Project (2016-2019)
    Awarded by the European Union, Horizon 2020 - Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective Societies (Societal Challenges). Title: Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and Augmented REality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater CULTURal heritagE (i-MareCulture). Project number: 727153. (value: €330,000, total: €3M)
  3. Ministry of Health Project (2016-2019)
    Awarded by the Ministry of Health of CR Research Programme. Title: Neurobiological mechanisms of functional neurological disorders (Neurobiologické mechanismy funkčních neurologických poruch). Project number: 16-31457A. (value: €370,000)
  4. GAMU Project (2016-2018)
    Awarded by Masaryk University. Research support program - Interdisciplinary research projects. Title: Influence of cartographic visualization methods on the success of solving practical and educational spatial tasks (Vliv metod kartografické vizualizace na úspěšnost řešení praktických a výukových prostorových úloh). Project number: MUNI/M/0846/2015. (value: €185,000)
  5. Student Support Project (2016)
    Awarded by Masaryk University. Student Support Project Grant at MU (specific research, rector's programme) - Category A, Project number: MUNI/A/0892/2015. (value: €110,000)
  6. KEEN Project (2014)
    Awarded by the Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) and Encraft Ltd. This eleventh-month project aims to develop novel web applications to automate elements of building energy projects, such as surveys, quotations and equipment specifications. Project number: KEEN099/A. (value: £40,952 Coventry)
  7. Shakespeare Byte Size (2011-2013)
    Awarded by Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and will trial a business model that can be used in any future heritage site and in other public places. This project will create sustainable income for network and content providers. The overall vision is an augmented reality walk-through immersive experience in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon connecting as yet unseen digital archives with real venues and places where Shakespeare lived and worked. (value: £110,000 Coventry, total: £600,000)

Small-Scale Research Project Grants
  1. FRMU (2019)
    Awarded by Masaryk University, Czech Republic, A project called ‘Fond Rozvoje MU (FMRU)’ to support teaching and the set-up laboratories for a course in games called ‘Virtual Environments  (PA 201)’. (value: 100,000 CZK, approximately €4,000)
  2. FRMU (2016)
    Awarded by Masaryk University, Czech Republic, A project called ‘Fond Rozvoje MU (FMRU)’ to support teaching and the set-up laboratories for a new course in games called ‘Advanced Game Design  (PA 199)’. (value: 99,000 CZK, approximately €4,000)
  3. FRMU (2015)
    Awarded by Masaryk University, Czech Republic, A project called ‘Fond Rozvoje MU (FMRU)’ to support teaching and the set-up laboratories for a new course in augmented reality called ‘Augmented Reality Interfaces (PA 198)’. (value: 99,000 CZK, approximately €4,000)
  4. Research Internship (2014)
    Awarded by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University. A two-month research student internship awarded by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing to support a research project which held in collaboration with NeuroRehab Lab of Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), University of Madeira (UMa), Portugal in the research and development of Serious Games for Health. (value: £1,200)
  5. VoiceYourView (vYv) (2012)
    Awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Digital Economy Programme and it is a collaboration between five leading universities in the UK. This project aims to develop serious gaming technology that will allow people to express their perceptions of safety in public spaces wherever and whenever they want - that is, vYv will capture spontaneous comments from members of the public in real time. Recorded feedback will be used to improve the safety of public space designs. (value: £15,000 Coventry)
  6. Nuffield Internship (2011)
    A two-month summer internship by the Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Research Bursary Scheme to research on a virtual keyboard projected on a surface for use in AR HMD systems for alphanumeric input within a 3D environment. (value: £1440)
  7. The Difference Engine 
    Research grant awarded by TalkingBirds for a project in providing theatrical performances the option of multiple new channels of communication, October, 2010. (value £5000)
  8. SGI Grant (2009)
    One year grant awarded by the Serious Games Institute (SGI) for a project in online virtual environments, September, 2009. (value £5000)
  9. Virtual Priory Undercroft (2009)
    Research grant by the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery to develop a serious game for Priory Undercroft at Coventry, March, 2009. (value £5000)
  10. SGI Grant (2008)
    One year grant awarded by the Serious Games Institute (SGI) for a project in mixed reality gaming, September, 2008. (value £5000)
  11. SGI Internships (2008)
    Two student internships awarded by the Serious Games Institute (SGI) for projects in mixed reality gaming and brain-computer interfaces, July, 2008. (value £1000)
  12. Cogent Computing Internship (2008)
    A student internship awarded by Cogent Computing for a project in augmented reality environmental monitoring, June, 2008. (value £500)

Research Travel Grants
  1. International Travel Grant (2014)
    Awarded by Coventry University to attend a prestigious conference. Session chair, ‘Interactive Technologies for Virtual and Augmented Reality’, HCI International 2014, Crete, 22-27 June, 2014. (value £1000)
  2. International Travel Grant (2012)
    Awarded by Coventry University to prepare an EU FP7 ICT proposal - Call 8, February, 2012. (value £1000)
  3. Small Grant for Travel & Subsistence (2009)
    Awarded by Advantage West Midlands to prepare an EU FP7 ICT proposal - Call 5, June, 2009. (value £500)
  4. Small Grant for Travel & Subsistence (2009)
    Awarded by Advantage West Midlands to prepare an EU FP7 ICT proposal - Call 4, Feb, 2009. (value £500)
  5. Small Grant for Travel & Subsistence (2008)
    Awarded by Advantage West Midlands to prepare an EU FP7 ICT proposal - Call 2, March, 2008. (value £500)
  6. International Travel Grant (2008)
    Awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering to present a paper at the 29th Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics (EUROGRAPHICS 2008), Eurographics, Crete, Greece, 14-18 April, 2008. (value £400)
  7. International Travel Grant (2006)
    Awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering to present a paper at the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2006), Setubal, Portugal, 25-28 Feb, 2006. (value £500) 

Awards/Scholarships
  1. Best Paper Award (2004)
    2nd prize award, Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2004, Eurographics UK Chapter, Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, University of Bournemouth, 8-10th June, 2004.
  2. Poster Award (2003)
    2nd prize award, Poster Session at the University of Sussex, School of Engineering and Information Technology, 6th June, 2003.
  3. PhD Scholarship (2000-2003)
    Full PhD scholarship (fees and living expences) awarded for 3 years by the department of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK. (2000-2003).

Contracted/Consultancy
  1. IT Consultancy (2003)
    Responsible for the maintenance of the web site for Sussex IP, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK. (Mar 2003 - Apr 2003).
  2. IT Consultancy (2000-2003)
    Responsible for the design and maintenance for the web site for the school of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT), University of Sussex, Falmer, UK, (Jan 2000 - Jan 2003).
  3. Personal Administrative Assistant (1996) 
    Employed by the NATO conference on Materials Aspects of High Tc Superconductivity: 10 Years After the discovery , Delphi, Greece, (Jul 1996 - Aug 1996).