Plenary Speaker

Nimesha Ranasinghe, University of Maine, USA

Nimesha Ranasinghe

Nimesha Ranasinghe is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information Science, University of Maine, USA and directs the Multisensory Interactive Media Lab (MIM Lab). Previously, he worked as a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. Some of his research interests include Multisensory Interactive Media, Augmented Reality, and Human-Computer Interaction. He completed his PhD at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), and B.Sc. (Honours) in Information Technology at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.

Nimesha is well-known for his Digital Taste (a.k.a. Virtual Flavors) and Virtual Cocktail (Vocktail) inventions and featured in numerous media around the world including New Scientist, New York Times, Time Magazine, BBC Radio, Discovery Channel, and Engadget. Furthermore, he has published his work in numerous top-tier academic conferences and journals including ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), ACM conference on Multimedia, and Journal of Human-Computer Studies. He has received several awards for his research works - in 2014 his work on Digital Lollipop was selected as one of the best ten innovations in the world by the netexplo forum at UNESCO HQ, Paris.

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