Rob Aspin has worked in the Centre for Virtual Environments since 2000
Rob Aspin is an experienced researcher and developer of virtual environments and their associated systems, with a background in both commercial development and academic research and development. For the last 9 years he has worked for the University of Salford; first as a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow and in more recent years (since 2006) as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. In this time he has undertaken research into applications of Virtual Reality to support Design and Construction, as part of the EU funded Divercity project, for which he was a workpackage leader, and the Intelcity/Intelcities EU funded Integrated Project. Research themes and publications, published in both journals and conference proceedings, have included specific applications of VR, such as architectural design and simulation, large scale system architectures, and investigations in to intuitive interfaces and display systems, with additional technology reports and presentations for funding bodies and special interest groups. Before joining the University of Salford Rob was employed as a VR application developer and manager within the commercial sector, designing, developing and implementing VR simulation systems for sectors including military simulation, medical simulation and visualisation and engineering. Current research is primarily focused on the 3D interactive visualisation of medical data.