Ulysses Bernardet

Post Doctoral fellow, School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)


Ulysses Bernardet is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology of the Simon Fraser University. He has a background in psychology, computer science and neurobiology, did his doctorate in psychology at the University of Zurich, and was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Ulysses conceptualized and built the mixed-reality space “eXperience Induction Machine” (http://goo.gl/xGv96), and is a core contributor to over 10 large-scale, complex real-time interactive systems (http://goo.gl/Wb7sj). Ulysses is the main author of the open sourced large scale neural systems simulator iqr (http://iqr.sourceforge.net) with which he did modelling and experimental work on the path integration and behaviour regulation system in rodents and insects. In his work Ulysses pursues an interdisciplinary approach that brings together psychology, neurobiology, robotics, and computer science. At the core of his research activity is the development of situated models of human cognition, emotion, and behavior, i.e. models that are interacting with humans in real-time by means of virtual humans or robots.