Dr Ghinea is a Reader in the School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics at Brunel University; additionally he has been recently appointed visiting professor at the Norwegian School of IT. Dr Ghinea leads a research group of 8 members which explore the use of Information and Communication Technologies to enhance the multimedia and multimodal perceptual experience. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and has consulted extensively for both the public and private sector in his areas of expertise. His research has been funded by both national and EU bodies and Dr Ghinea plays an active part on the int. academic scene, being regularly invited to edit journal special issues.