Sylvester Arnab is a Senior Researcher at the Serious Games Institute, UK. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests are mainly in the area of immersive environment and the application of technologies to address health, learning and socio-cultural issues. He is involved in the coordination of the R&D activities under the EU-funded Games and Learning Alliance (GALA) - a Network of Excellence consisting of 31 partners including NATO and various game development projects, such as the Relationship and Sex Education project with the Studies in Adolescent Sexual Health (SASH) Group and a SGI Singapore. He was previously awarded the Prime Minister’s Initiative Partnership Development Grants for UK/ASIA in 2010 and the EU Transversal Programme Study Visit fund in 2011.
He has various publications within the area of virtual worlds and simulation and he is currently co-editing a book: Serious Games for Healthcare- Applications and Implications to be published by IGI Global in 2012. He has been invited to speak at various events, most recently at the AI-MAS Winter Olympics in Bucharest alongside speakers from Adobe, Facebook and Google.
He was previously a research fellow at the International Digital Lab based at the University of Warwick working on projects operated under the EU Sixth Framework Programme, such as the Network of Excellence for Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I*PROMS), the Intelligent Robot Swarm for Attendance, Recognition, Cleaning and Delivery (IWARD) and INTUITION - a Network Of Excellence focused on Virtual Reality applications.
S. Arnab, I. Dunwell & K, Debattista (Eds.) (2012). Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications. Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.
Arnab,S., Berta,R., de Freitas,S., Earp,J., Popescu M., Romero,M., Stanescu,I., Usart M. (2012). Framing the Adoption of Serious Games in Formal Education. Electronic Journal of e-Learning . ISSN: 1479-4403
Arnab,S., Brown,K., Clarke,S. (2012). Serious Game for relationships and sex education (RSE): Eliminating Pressure and coercion in Adolescent Relationships 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning
Arnab,S., Dunwell,I., Debattista,K. (2012), Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications,. [Online]
Arnab,S., Solanki,M. (2012). Breast Assessment in a Mixed Reality Environment through Tactile Perception 17th Annual CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference (CYBER17)
Brown,K., Arnab,S., Bayley,J., Newby,K., Joshi,P., Judd,B., Baxter,A. & Clarke,S. (2012). Tackling sensitive issues using a game-based environment: Serious game for relationships and sex education (RSE) The 17th Annual CyberPsychology and CyberTherapy Conference (CYBER17)
Clarke,S., Arnab,S., Brown,K., Dunwell,I. (2012). A game-based approach to relationship guidance for adolescents VS-Games 2012 Minoi,J., Robert,A. J.,
Arnab,S., Yeo,A. (2012). Story-telling and Narrative Methods With Localised Content to Preserve Knowledge 6th European Conference on Games Based Learning Petridis,P.,
Arnab,S. et al. (2012). Multimodal Mixed Reality Interfaces for Cultural Heritage in . Springer Verlag
Petridis,P., Dunwell,I., Arnab,S., de Freitas,S. (2012). A Review for building Smart Spaces in Studies in Computational intelligence. Springer Verlag
Petridis,P., Dunwell,I., Arnab,S., Protopsaltis,A., Hendrix,M., de Freitas,S. (2012). Game Engines Selection Framework for High-Fidelity Serious Applications. International Journal of Interactive worlds 2012,
Scarle,S., Arnab,S. et al. (2012). E-commerce transactions in a virtual environment: virtual transactions. Electronic Commerce Research
Hendrix,M., Protopsaltis,A., Rolland,C., Dunwell,I., de Freitas,S., Arnab,S., Petridis,P., Llanas,J. (2012). Defining a Metadata Schema for Serious Games as Learning Objects International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eL&mL) IRIA
Arnab, S. et al. (2011) Enhancing learning in distributed virtual worlds through touch: a browser-based architecture for haptic interaction, Serious Games and Edutainment Applications, Springer Verlag, UK
Bellotti F., Ott M., Arnab S., de Freitas S., Kiili K., De Gloria A. (2011). Serious Games in Formal Education: Discussing some Critical Aspects, 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning, 2011
Popescu, M., Stanescu I. Arnab S., Berta R., de Freitas S., Earp J., Romero M., Usart M., (2011) Serious Games in Education: Linking Pedagogy and Game Design, 5th European Conference on Games Based Learning, 2011
Arnab, S., Solanki, S., Raja, V. (2011) Breast assessment in a mixed reality environment through tactile perception, IEEE Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems, Canada (Accepted)
Arnab, S., Petridis, P., Dunwell, I., de Freitas, S. (2011) Tactile Interaction in an Ancient World on a Web Browser. International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications (IJCISIM), 2011.
Petridis, P., Dunwell, I., Arnab, S., et al. (2011) Building Social Communities around Alternate Reality Games, VS-Games 2011.
Robert, A. J., Minoi, J., Arnab, S. et al. (2011) Cross-cultural awareness in game-based learning using a TPACK approach, The Int. Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems, Malaysia
Arnab, S., Petridis, P., Dunwell, I., de Freitas, S. (2010) Touching artefacts in an ancient world on a browser-based platform, IADIS International Conference: Web Virtual Reality and Three-Dimensional Worlds 2010, Freiburg, Germany, 27 - 29 July 2010
Arnab, S., Protopsaltis, A., Minoi J.L., Dunwell, I., de Freitas, S. (2010). Promoting cross-cultural awareness through exposure in Game-based Learning, IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter, January 2010 Edition.
Arnab, S., Dunwell, I., de Freitas, S. (2009). Game-based Therapy. Impact report for the DCSF RELATE Parent-Know-How Project.
Arnab, S., Solanki, M., Raja, V. (2008). A Deformable Surface Model for Breast Simulation, 20th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Vienna,Austria 28 - 30 August, 2008.
Arnab, S. & Raja, V. (2008). A Deformable Surface Model for Soft Volume Simulation, 22nd EUROPEAN Modelling & Simulation, Nicosia, Cyprus, 3 - 6 June 2008, IEEE Germany Section.
Arnab, S. & Raja, V. (2008). A Deformable Surface Model with Volume Preserving Springs. In F. J. Perales & R. B. Fisher (Eds), 5th international Conference on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects (Port d'andratx, Mallorca, Spain, July 09 - 11, 2008). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5098. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 259-268.
Arnab, S. & Raja, V. (2008). Chapter 4: Simulating a Deformable Object Using a Surface Mass Spring System. In Proceedings of the 2008 3rd international Conference on Geometric Modeling and Imaging - Volume 00 (July 09 - 11, 2008). GMAI. IEEE Computer Society, Washington.
Arnab, S. & Raja, V. (2007). Irregular Surface Mesh Topology for Volumetric Deformable Model, International Conference and Workshop, 4-5 October 2007, Athens, Greece.
Minoi J L, Arnab S, Seah C P, Ooi C L, Tan G M (2004), Video Surveillance and Monitoring Motion Detection, The 7th International Conference on Work with Computing Systems 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 June – 2 July 2004
Arnab S, Minoi J L & Phang E (2004), Digital Motion Data Analysis for Video Surveillance, The 7th International Conference on Work with Computing Systems 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 June – 2 July 2004
Iskandar D N , Ibrahim R , Minoi J L, Arnab S , Ishak T A (2004), Virtual Environments for Tourism in Kuching City, The 7th International Conference on Work with Computing Systems 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 June – 2 July 2004
Minoi JL, Green P, Arnab S, (2002), Navigation Application with Mobile Telephony: Shortest-path, Proceedings of Map Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 August 2002 (Best Application Paper Award at the Conference)
Arnab S, Efford N, Minoi JL, (2002), Visualising Image Processing andComputer Vision Techniques: An Interactive Software Tool for Teaching and Learning(Design), Proceedings of Higher Education for the 21st Century Conference, Miri, Sarawak, 24-26 September 2002
Minoi J L, Arnab S, (2002), Managing Library for Tertiary Education: Interactive Electronic Library Resources Management System, Proceedings of Higher Education for the 21st Century Conference, Miri, Sarawak, 24-26 September 2002
Arnab S, Efford N, Minoi JL, (2002), Visualising Image Processing and Computer Vision Techniques: Effective Teaching and Learning, Proceedings of SEAAIR Conference, Kuala Lumpur 24-26 October 2002
Hazlizan A, Minoi J L, Arnab S, (2002), Plagiarism in Higher Local Education, Proceedings of Higher Education for the 21st Century Conference, Miri, Sarawak, 24-26
•(2012) Co-Lead, Phase 1: GUI development (part of the WHEELSAS project), (£12K)
•(2012) Lead, PR:EPARe Game development (part of the Serious Games for Relationship and Sex Education Project- Funded by the Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) for West Midlands (South) UK) (£45K)
•(2011) Transversal Study Visit grant (€ 2K)
•(2011) Co-Investigator, Prime Minister’s Initiative Partnership Development Grant (UK/USA)(£17K)
•(2010) Co-Investigator, Prime Minister’s Initiative Partnership Development Grant (UK/MiddleEast/Asia)(£2K)
•(2010) EU Connect Travel Grant 2010, (£500)
•(2010) Co-Investigator, GALA network of excellence in serious games. EU FP7 NoE (~€2.5m)