Mel Slater joined ICREA in January 2006 and is at the University of Barcelona. He became Professor of Virtual Environments at University College London in 1997. He was a UK EPSRC Senior Research Fellow from 1999 to 2004, and was founder of the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group at UCL. Thirty seven of his PhD students have obtained their PhDs since 1989. In 2005 he was awarded the Virtual Reality Career Award by IEEE Virtual Reality `In Recognition of Seminal Achievements in Engineering Virtual Reality.' He is Co-Director of the Event Lab (www.event-lab.org) at UB. He held a European Research Council Advanced Grant TRAVERSE (www.traverserc.org), and has been awarded two ERC Proofs of Concept. He started a new European Research Council Advanced Grant 1st January 2018.