Dr. Tansel Halic got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from Marmara University Computer Science Department. He later continued his research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and completed M.Sc. in Applied Science specialized in Applied Computing. He completed his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he contributed to several real-time and virtual reality based surgical simulations design, development and validation studies in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. He is an alumnus of CeMSIM in RPI. He published more than 25 technical papers and also has a book chapter in OpenGL insights.
Dr. Tansel Halic’s research interests are in the area of 3D virtual reality, mixed and augmented reality, real-time rendering and physics simulation, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), virtual Multimodal Interactive Simulation (MIS) environment design and development that includes haptic interaction, visualization, parallel computing for real-time and time critical applications, performance and resource optimization of MIS applications especially in medicine such as virtual surgical simulations.