PERCRO Laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa)
Franco Tecchia is Assistant Professor in Computer Science with primary specialisation on Software Engineering and Comp. Graphics. He received a Master degree from the University of Pisa and a Ph.D. in Comp.Science from University College London, UK, where he was also Research Fellow in the VE and Computer Graphics group. Franco is now the head of the Computer Graphics and Virtual Environment Group at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy), working in the context of national and international research activities including the European Projects VIRTUAL, PURE FORM, CREATE, PRESENCCIA, SKILLS, BEAMING, VERE and the NoE ENACTIVE and INTUITION. He is also the coordinator of the XVR Project (wiki.vrmedia.it), a large development effort for the creation of a “super flexible” VR framework, and the founder of VRMedia S.R.L (www.vrmedia.eu), an Italy-based company developing Virtual Reality systems and software for industrial applications and a member of the editorial board and Associate Editor of the journal Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments (MIT PRESS)