He is back! Prof. Rainer Herpers, who studied and taught with some interruptions from August 2017 to the beginning of January 2018 at our long-time partner university University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada, is back at the H-BRS. "It’s gray and rainy here!", was his first comment on the weather. No wonder, because in recent weeks he experienced temperatures of up to minus 20 degrees Celsius in combination with a bright blue sky and lots of snow.
The focus of his research semester was on “cognitive agents in virtual reality and gaming environments” with a corresponding Directed-Reading course that enriched the UNB-curriculum. Prof. Herpers also offered a course on “Computer Vision and Visual Perception” at the UNB for graduate students, which was transmitted via video conference at the H-BRS and the Ryerson University in Toronto during the winter semester. In this way he stayed in constant dtouchistance with the students at H-BRS, even at a distance.
His stay abroad was financially supported by a Harrison McCain Foundation Visiting Professorship Award 2017 given by the UNB, by a DAAD short-term readership and by the Center for Advanced Studies-Atlantic.