Markos Mentzelopoulos

Markos Mentzelopoulos is senior academic in the Computer Science Department at the University of Westminster, UK, where is also serves as the Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development program, delivering modules on game programming, pervasive computing, and virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) team-based game creation. Markos has extensive experience in developing video games as well as other interactive digital content and applications using some of the latest technologies such as Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, Razer Hydra, and Microsoft Kinect.

Over the past 6 years, Markos has been working with VR and AR not only in terms of course development and teaching, but also external research projects and activities. His work in this area transcends the phases of the game development process to include user expert testing and system evaluation targeting new technologies, with the outputs being been published in IEEE, ACM, and Springer journals and conference proceedings. Since 2019, he has been working on an interdisciplinary project involving the development of a VR game for teaching Criminal Law that adds a new dimension and take to the written problem-based questions predominant in traditional pedagogical approaches within the legal profession. He has also been the primary investigator for the European KEEP+ funded Project Macunx, a VR platform that enables users to build their own memory palaces.