Professor Sarah Kenderdine
Director (Visualisation), Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre), Art & Design, University of NSW
Sarah researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences across the arts and sciences. As a pioneer in the field data visualization, immersive environment design, digital heritage and digital humanities she’s a regular keynote speaker at related forums internationally and a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum.
In the last ten years, Sarah had produced over 80 exhibitions and installations for museums worldwide. In these works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice, especially in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative.
Professor Caroline (Lindy) Rae
Director (Medicine) Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre); Professor of Brain Sciences, Neuroscience Research Australia, Faculty of Medicine
Lindy is a biochemist who uses the non-invasive techniques of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Spectroscopy (MRS) to study how molecules in the brain change under workload and in disease.
Lindy develops innovative data visualisation techniques to understand and demonstrate brain function and organisation. She is also involved in a range of collaborative projects across basic and more applied research, centred around the use of magnetic resonance technology both in vivo and in vitro.
Professor Jill Bennett
Head of Engagement Science, EPICentre; Director, National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW Art & Design
Jill’s research focuses on the use of art and technology in advancing understandings of human subjective experience. She is the author of seven books and has developed numerous exhibitions and interactive media projects investigating aspects of memory, trauma and psychological health.
As part of EPICentre’s Engagement Science strategy, Jill is developing the Asia-Pacific Arts for Health Festivals, which will initially focus on Anxiety (2017) and Dementia (2018), showcasing the transformational projects in mental health and ageing.
Lead Computer Programmer, EPICentre
Derek Gerstmann is a senior research fellow at EPICentre leading the software development efforts and supporting the facility's demands for cuSng edge visualization applications.
Derek brings a wealth of industry experience from his many years working in the computer graphics and visual effects industries, having held R&D positions at Apple, AMD, Weta Digital and other top studios, as well as a passion for scientific visualisation, where he has held posts at the Centre for Microscopy Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at the University of Western Australia.