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Dr Laurissa Tokarchuk

Queen Mary University of London

iGGi Research Collaboration Coordinator


Laurissa Tokarchuk is a senior lecturer and researcher working on playful ways of exploring and integrating virtual and real world space. Her primary focus is looking at engaging ways of creating and interacting with AR content in games and incorporating physical sensors for increasing playability in mobile games. Her interests also include merging AI with mobile and social sensing to detect events and behaviours in crowds and games, and the use of technology to promote learning/well-being. Her research has resulted in the widely used SensingKit framework, best poster awards, media appearances in the Guardian and BBC (Royal Institution Christmas Lectures).

She is particularly interested in supervising students on the following topics:

  • AR/VR games for learning and cognition

  • design for promoting behaviour change

  • understanding and designing for player behaviour and curiosity in games

Research themes:

  • Game AI

  • Games with a Purpose

  • Computational Creativity

  • Player Experience


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