Cecília Sik Lányi

University of PannoniaHungary

Dr. Cecília Sik Lányi studied Mathematics and Computer Science (B.S. and M.S.) at the József Attila University (1981 and 1984). She became a Teacher of Mathematics at the Berzsenyi Dániel Teacher Training College in 1988. Dr. Lányi obtained the Dr. Univ. degree at the University of Veszprém, Hungary in Physical-chemistry (1993), and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Veszprém, Hungary in Computer Science (2000). She has worked as a software engineer and as an associate professor for program languages at the University of Pannonia. Currently, she is focused on virtual reality and its application, user interface design, computer graphics for informatics engineering students and using multimedia in the education for teacher training courses. Ph.D. and Masters’ supervision has an emphasis on multimedia/ virtual reality for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities and patients with mental health issues. She has supervised altogether 180 BSc and MSc thesis works from 1997. Her students received numerous awards. Dr. Lányi received several awards, the most important ones are: “Master teacher” award of the Hungarian Ministry of Education (2001), the \"Kalmar\" award from the John von Neumann Computer Society (2016), the “Hungarian Higher Education Plague” of the Ministry of Human Capacities (2016), the “Diamond-Award from the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (2015), which is a personal recognition, granted for outstanding work in advancing assistive technology in Europe and the “King Salman Award for Disability Research” of the King Salman Center for Disability Research (2018). She was the secretariat manager of EDeAN in 2009 and the representative of Hungary in IFIP Technical Committee 13: Human-Computer Interaction (TC13) in the period of 2008-2018. She has published more than 400 refereed articles and conference papers and worked as a guest editor for many renowned journals.

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Virtual Reality is clearly interdisciplinary research. It has, not only Information Technology importance but social, educational, economical importance too. It combines multiple disciplines for the development of virtual reality systems in which the user has the immersive feeling of being in the real world. Virtual reality has several applications in almost all fields of real life. The most typical fields for the application of virtual reality are health-care, engineering and game industry. This book may be a solid basis for the novice and advanced engineers who would like to develop user friendly Virtual Environments for education, rehabilitation and other applications of Virtual Reality. Our book provides a resource for wide variety of people including academicians, designers, developers, educators, engineers, practitioners, researchers, and graduate students.

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