Faculty

Dr. Greg Welch is the AdventHealth Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing. He is also the co-director of the UCF Synthetic Reality Laboratory. He holds additional faculty appointments in the computer science department of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and in the UCF Institute for Simulation & Training. Professor Welch is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Welch has co-authored more than 100 publications, and is a co-inventor on multiple patents. He has co-chaired conferences, workshops, and seminars; served on numerous international program committees. His current research interests include virtual and augmented reality, motion tracking systems, 3D telepresence, and stochastic estimation, with applications to training and education.

Prior to coming to UCF, Dr. Welch was a research professor at UNC. He also worked on the Voyager Spacecraft Project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and on airborne electronic countermeasures at Northrop-Grumman’s Defense Systems Division. In 1986, he received a BS degree in Electrical Technology from Purdue University (with highest distinction), and in 1996 a PhD in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Education
  • PhD in Computer Science, University of North Carolina
  • MS in Computer Science,  University of North Carolina
  • BS in Electrical Engineering Technology with Highest Distinction, Purdue University
Associate Editor for Journals
  • Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
  • Frontiers in Virtual Environments

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