PhD student Sara Khorasani awarded MSE Ingenium Scholarship

1 September 2020

Photo: Sara in the lab, wearing a HTC Vive VR headset

PhD student, Sara Khorasani has been presented with a Melbourne School of Engineering Ingenium Scholarship for 2020. Sara joined the HCI group in June, 2020 and began work on her thesis: ‘Harnessing immersive simulation data in real-time to analyse user performance in virtual environments and guide training development’, with supervisors Eduardo Velloso and Jarod Knibbe.

The Ingenium Scholarship is awarded to local graduate research students on the basis of academic excellence, strength of research proposal, and ambassadorial potential. Sara’s research focuses on learning analytics in VR. Her study aims to utilise user performance metrics and human interaction data, in real-time, to guide VR training development and personalise VR training experiences.

Sara has eight years of experience in the simulation industry; starting her career with Williams F1’s simulation team, where she worked on developing technology for road safety applications. She established her own simulation startup, Gamyra Tech, in 2014 and has since worked with clients in the oil and gas, medical and training industries.

We congratulate Sara on her outstanding scholarship achievement.

More information on the Ingenium Scholarship program.