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Bill Kapralos
PhD (on leave)

Associate Professor

Game Development

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Business and Information Technology Building - Room 3024
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 2882


Dr. Bill Kapralos is an Associate Professor in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University in Toronto, Canada, and a Guest Professor at Shizuoka University in Hamamatsu, Japan. Bill has extensive experience in serious games development, having led several large initiatives that included experts from medicine/surgery and health professions education. He has overseen the development of serious games for training of health professionals, including:

  • community health nurses
  • critical care providers
  • orthopaedic, cardiac and plastic surgeons

He is part of the Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Graphics, Animation, and New Media (GRAND) interdisciplinary research network, and he is leading the serious games theme within the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded Interactive and Multi-Modal Experience Research Syndicate (iMMERSE) initiative.

Dr. Kapralos has edited a book on interactive audio (Oxford University Press), and has chaired a number of academic conferences including the ACM FuturePlay International Conference on the Future of Game Design and Technology from 2007 to 2010. He co-chaired the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST). He is currently chairing the IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media 2014 conference. He is the recipient of an IBM Centers for Advanced Studies Faculty Award, and a co-recipient of a Google Faculty Award. He is also a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship recipient.


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours Computer Science, first class, with distinction) York University in Toronto, Ontario
  • Master of Science (Computer Science) York University in Toronto, Ontario
  • PhD (Computer Science) York University in Toronto, Ontario

Research and expertise

  • 3D (spatial) sound
  • educational social networking
  • interactive sound
  • multi-modal virtual environments/reality
  • perception of auditory events
  • serious games
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