Frank Biocca

Researcher in New York

Frank Biocca

Researcher in New York

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Dr. Biocca is the Newhouse Chaired Professor and Director of Media Interface and Network Design (M.I.N.D.) Labs. The M.I.N.D. Labs is an international network of human-computer interaction and communication and human-computer interaction labs spanning several countries. He is a professor of Communication, Television-Radio Film; and has courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Information Studies.

He is also World Class University Professor within a project based at the Sungkyunkwan (Samsung) University in Seoul. He has been a faculty member or scholar at several campuses including: University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, University of North Carolina, Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research at the Helsinki School of Economics, Michigan State University, and several other campuses.

Dr. Biocca is interested in how mind and media interact and how media can extend and support human cognition and enhance human performance. His current projects include research on the design of training and health communication interactive environments, research on psychology of presence in virtual and game environments, and new mobile collaborative augmented reality systems.

Dr. Biocca has over 200 publications in the areas of communication and human-computer interaction and patents on augmented reality technology, mobile face-to-face communicatin systems. Among his books is the award winning, Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality.

Dr. Biocca's research and commentary on media, cognition, and communication have been featured in the BBC World Service, CNN, the New York Times, ABC Nightline, the Washington Post, Discovery Channel, USA TODAY, NBC, CSPAN, Voice of America, and over 60 broadcast and print organizations spanning more than 15 countries

Prior to getting a Ph.D. Dr. Biocca was a Silicon Valley executive who participated in the introduction of the first portable computer.

A native French-speaker he was born in Montreal leaving for California and Silicon Valley in his twenties.