Professional background in a nutshell: I joined Samsung R&D’s Technology Innovation team in the UK, in May 2022, as a Senior Technology Strategy Analyst. Amongst other things, I am interested in all things ‘Metaverse’ related.
Prior to May 2022, I held a position as a research engineer (scientist) in Research & Development for the BBC. It was a job, I held for more than a decade (14.5 years). I was able to work in a lot of areas which help design and build the future of visual experiences presented on different types of screens. I tended to stick to interactive & immersive media with the BBC mostly on the application later looking at how audiences respond to novel experiences.
My interests lie in the fields of human-computer interaction, user research, (social) virtual reality, augmented reality and responsive experiences that flow over the many devices in our lives. Take a look in my portfolio to read about some of my projects.
I have held various service roles in professional bodies. My current roles include:
- Executive Vice President, ACM Interactive Media Experiences (IMX) (2022-present)
- Former Vice President for Conferences, Steering Committee, ACM Interactive Media Experiences (IMX) (2019-2022)
I have a more chronologically arranged professional profile on LinkedIn.
Personal background: I was born in Sri Lanka, brought up (with homeschooling) in Nigeria as a child of expat parents, before coming over to the UK to attend University. As a child, I wanted to either make beautiful cartoons or photograph the horizon of the Earth against a sunrise. These are still works in progress and I have gotten distracted along the way.