Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn is an Associate Professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, and the founding director of the Games and Virtual Environments Lab. Her main program of research investigates how interactive digital media such as virtual and augmented reality transform traditional rules of communication and social interactions, looking at how virtual experiences shape the way the way that people think, feel, and behave in the physical world. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health and is published in numerous top-tier outlets. She is the recipient of the Mary Alice Shaver Promising Professor Award from the American Academy of Advertising and the inaugural Early Career Award from the National Communication Association's Health Communication Division. 

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Grace Ahn

Jeremy Bailenson is Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford’s Center for Longevity. He earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University in 1999. He is the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Bailenson studies the Psychology of Virtual Reality (VR) and how virtual experiences influence human cognition and behavior. He has published more than 100 articles in renowned academic journals and two influential books exploring the perspectives and challenges of future VR.

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Jeremy Bailenson

Marc Latoschik studied mathematics and computer sciences at the University of Paderborn, the New York Institute of Technology and the Bielefeld University. After several accompanying years in the computer business, he received his PhD in 2001 in the area of multimodal–gesture and speech–interaction for Virtual Reality. Marc holds the chair for human-computer interaction at Würzburg University since 2011. His work is interdisciplinary oriented towards human-computer interaction interconnecting real-time 3D graphics and simulation, virtual and augmented environments, Artificial Intelligence, and cognitive sciences.

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Marc Latoschik

Niklas Ravaja is Professor of eHealth and well-being at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. Previously he has been Professor of Social Psychology of ICT (5-year fixed-term professorship from 2011 to 2016) at the University of Helsinki, HCAS Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, and Director of Research at the School of Business, Aalto University. His areas of expertise include eHealth and mediated and non-mediated social interaction and emotional and psychophysiological/neuro-physiological processes during interaction and decision making. He has established research projects worth of 6.9 M€. He has authored or co-authored 197 peer-reviewed scientific articles (4953 citations, h-index 36, Google Scholar).

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Niklas Ravaja

Niklas Ravaja is Professor of eHealth and well-being at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. Previously he has been Professor of Social Psychology of ICT (5-year fixed-term professorship from 2011 to 2016) at the University of Helsinki, HCAS Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, and Director of Research at the School of Business, Aalto University. His areas of expertise include eHealth and mediated and non-mediated social interaction and emotional and psychophysiological/neuro-physiological processes during interaction and decision making. He has established research projects worth of 6.9 M€. He has authored or co-authored 197 peer-reviewed scientific articles (4953 citations, h-index 36, Google Scholar).

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Frank Biocca

Niklas Ravaja is Professor of eHealth and well-being at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. Previously he has been Professor of Social Psychology of ICT (5-year fixed-term professorship from 2011 to 2016) at the University of Helsinki, HCAS Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, and Director of Research at the School of Business, Aalto University. His areas of expertise include eHealth and mediated and non-mediated social interaction and emotional and psychophysiological/neuro-physiological processes during interaction and decision making. He has established research projects worth of 6.9 M€. He has authored or co-authored 197 peer-reviewed scientific articles (4953 citations, h-index 36, Google Scholar).

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Rene Weber

Niklas Ravaja is Professor of eHealth and well-being at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. Previously he has been Professor of Social Psychology of ICT (5-year fixed-term professorship from 2011 to 2016) at the University of Helsinki, HCAS Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, and Director of Research at the School of Business, Aalto University. His areas of expertise include eHealth and mediated and non-mediated social interaction and emotional and psychophysiological/neuro-physiological processes during interaction and decision making. He has established research projects worth of 6.9 M€. He has authored or co-authored 197 peer-reviewed scientific articles (4953 citations, h-index 36, Google Scholar).

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Kai Vogeley

Niklas Ravaja is Professor of eHealth and well-being at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki. Previously he has been Professor of Social Psychology of ICT (5-year fixed-term professorship from 2011 to 2016) at the University of Helsinki, HCAS Core Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, and Director of Research at the School of Business, Aalto University. His areas of expertise include eHealth and mediated and non-mediated social interaction and emotional and psychophysiological/neuro-physiological processes during interaction and decision making. He has established research projects worth of 6.9 M€. He has authored or co-authored 197 peer-reviewed scientific articles (4953 citations, h-index 36, Google Scholar).

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Nicole Kraemer

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