Bill Kapralos, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.  L1H 7K4.
Phone: 905-721-8668 x2882

Bill Kapralos is an Associate Professor in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, an Adjunct Professor at York University (Department of Computer Science and Engineering), and an Honorable Guest Professor at Shizuoka University (Graduate School of Informatics) in Japan. He received his BSc (first class, with distinction), MSc, and Ph.D from York University (Department of Computer Science and Engineering). His current research interests include: serious games and more specifically, examining the factors that lead to a maximum transfer of knowledge and retention, real-time acoustical modeling and 3D (spatial) sound generation for virtual environments and video games, multi-modal virtual environments/reality, and the perception of auditory events. Kapralos has extensive experience in serious games development having led several large initiatives that included experts from medicine/surgery, health professions education.  He is part of the Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Graphics, Animation, and New Media (GRAND) interdisciplinary research network where he is co-leading the Simulator Design and Evaluation for Healthcare and Surgical Education (HLTHSIM2) initiative. He is also leading the serious games theme within the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research Syndicate (iMMERSE) initiative. Kapralos is chairing the 2014 International IEEE Games, Media, and Entertainment, and organizing the "Virtual Stream" which is part of the Ontario Simulation Network (Sim-One), Simulation Exposition in 2014. He has also chaired the ACM FuturePlay International Conference on the Future of Game Design and Technology from 2007-2010, and co-chaired the ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology conference in 2012.  He is also the recipient of an IBM Centers for Advanced Studies Faculty Award, a co-recipient of a Google Faculty Award, and a recent recipient of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship to conduct research in Japan in 2015.

Awards and Honors