Esteban has BSc degree in Computer Science at the University of São Paulo, MSc and PhD in Computer Science at PUC-Rio (Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro). He is currently a professor at the Computing Institute at Federal Fluminense University (UFF) and general coordinator of MediaLab-UFF. He is one of the founders of Brazilian Simposium in Games and Digital Entertainment (SBGames) by Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), a board member of Brazilian Games Association (ABRAGAMES), responsible for research and academia in the field of digital entertainment in the country, council member of the special committee of the SBC games and entertainment and a pioneer in the area scientific research in games and digital entertainment. In 2007 he received the prize as the largest contributor ABRAGAMES academy for digital games industry in Brazil.
In 2010 is the chair of program committee of SBGames. He is a collaborating professor at Florida International University (USA) since 2008, honorary professor and researcher nVidia Academic Resources group employee Camera Culture, MIT Medialab. Esteban is a member of the program committee of the most important conferences in the area of digital entertainment such as the ACM SIGGRAPH / Sandbox, IEEE / gameon Eurosystem and SBC SBGames. In 2009 he received the appointment of young scientist of our state.
Prof. Dr Matthias RAUTERBERG, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) received a B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), a B.A. in Philosophy (1981) and a B.S. in Computer Science (1983), a M.S. in Psychology (1981) and a M.S. in Computer Science (1986) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science/ Mathematics (1995) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He was a senior lecturer for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where later he was heading the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI).
Since 1998 he is fulltime professor for ‘Interactive Systems Design’ first at IPO - Centre for User System Interaction Research, and later at the department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands). From 1999 till 2002 he was director of IPO. He was director of the Graduate Program at the department of Industrial Design of the TU/e (2012-2014). He is now the head of the Designed Intelligence research group. He was the Swiss representative in the IFIP TC13 on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (1994-2002) and the chairman of the IFIP WG13.1 on ‘HCI and Education’ (1998-2004). He is now the Dutch representative in the IFIP TC14 on ‘Entertainment Computing’ and the founding vice-chair of this TC14 (2006-2012). Since 2012 he is the IFIP TC14 chair (2013-2015). He was appointed as visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) (2004-2007); he is senior honorary research fellow of Taicang University Science and Technology Park (since 2012), guest professor at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) (2011-2015) and at East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) (2013-2016).
He received the German GI-HCI Award for the best Ph.D. in 1997 and the Swiss Technology Award for the BUILD-IT system in 1998. Since 2004 he is a nominated member of the ‘Cream of Science’ in the Netherlands (the 200 top-level Dutch researchers) and amongst the 10 top-level TU/e scientists. Since 2007 he is holder of the IFIP Silver Core Award.
Clint Bowers is a Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the RETRO laboratory at the University of Central Florida. Previously, he served as the Associate Dean of Research for the College of Arts and Sciences at UCF, the Interim Chair of the English Department, and the Director of the Digital Media Division of the School of Film and Digital Media. From 1991 through 1997, he progressed from Assistant Professor to Professor at UCF. He graduated with Honors from the University of South Carolina (1981); he earned a Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of South Florida (1987). His recent research is in the area of technology-based teaching and training. Current research projects include the development and evaluation of game-based tools for the training of physicians and mental health professionals. He has published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters in the area of training and has edited three books related to training and technology. He is active in professional associations and has served on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and served as the President of that organization’s Division of Applied and Experimental Psychology from 2000-2001 Dr. Bowers has served as an investigator on more than $20 million of externally funded research.
Jan Cannon-Bowers, Ph.D. is an applied learning scientist with over 25 years’ experience conducting applied R&D aimed at improving performance in complex work environments. She has held senior positions for the US Navy, in industry and in academia, earning a reputation as an international leader in the areas of simulation and game-based training, team performance and training, training evaluation, leader behavior and decision-making, human systems integration and applying the science of learning to real-world problems. She has been principally involved in over $50M in research funding for government and private agencies. Dr. Cannon-Bowers is currently an independent consultant specializing in applying scientifically sound solutions to improve performance in the workplace. Her clients include a major financial services company and several training development organizations. She was previously an adviser to Cubic Advanced Learning Solutions on the design of large-scale, game-based training for the US Navy’s newest ship class. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Research at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation at the University of South Florida (USF) and Assistant Director of Simulation-Based Surgical Education for the Department of Education at the American College of Surgeons. She holds MA and PhD degrees in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from USF, has over 200 scholarly publications and has garnered numerous awards and honors for her work. She maintains an academic research affiliation at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.