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Lynette Jones received the PhD degree from McGill University and, after doing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute, joined the faculty at McGill University where she taught for eight years. In 1994, she moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is now a senior research scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research is focused on the development of wearable wireless-controlled vibrotactile displays that can be used for navigation and communication in real and simulated environments. An additional research area is the development of thermal displays that can be used to facilitate object identification in virtual environments. She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a senior member of the IEEE.
Matthias Harders studied computer science with a focus on medical informatics at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and the University of Houston, Texas. He finished his doctoral thesis and his habilitation at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Currently, he is a lecturer and senior researcher in the Computer Vision Lab at ETH Zürich as well as leader of the Virtual Reality in Medicine Group. His research focuses on haptic interaction, surgical simulation, and human computer interfaces in medicine. He is a cofounder of the EuroHaptics conference and Society, the IEEE RAS/CS Technical Committee on Haptics, the IEEE Transactions on Haptics, as well as the spin-off company VirtaMed. He is a member of the IEEE.
Yasuyoshi Yokokohji received the BS and MS degrees in precision engineering in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and the PhD degrees in mechanical engineering in 1991, all from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. From 1988 to 1992, he was a research associate at Kyoto University. From 1992 to 2005, he was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto University. From 2005 to 2009, he was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Kyoto University. From 1994 to 1996, he was a visiting research scholar at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsyvlania. In 2009, he moved to Kobe University where he is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University. His current research interests are robotics and virtual reality including teleoperation systems and haptic interfaces. Dr. Yokokohji is a member of the Institute of Systems, Control, and Information Engineers (Japan), the Robotics Society of Japan, the Society of Instruments and Control Engineers (Japan), the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Biomechanisms of Japan, the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, and the IEEE.