Aditya Vishwanath, Ph.D. Candidate
Co-founder of Inspirit, Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University
Aditya is a Ph.D. candidate in Learning Sciences and Technology Design and a Knight-Hennessy scholar at Stanford University. He is the co-founder of Inspirit, a company that develops virtual reality learning content, and his research focuses on developing technologies that support universal access to immersive learning content. Previously, he worked with the Google Education team where he explored strategies to integrate low-cost virtual reality toolkits into curriculum, and was a three-time recipient of the President’s Undergraduate Research award at Georgia Tech. Before Inspirit, he co-founded MakerGhat, a makerspace and incubator for youth from low-income communities in urban Mumbai.
Title of Speech: VR and STEM Learning: Bridging Research and Practice
Syed Nitas Iftekhar, Ph.D.
Education and Sustainability Specialist for UNESCO, Co-Founder of Kidtopia Children’s Museum
Dr. Syed Nitas Iftehkar is an education specialist, a professor, and a researcher. He received his PhD in Education Leadership and Management from Beijing Normal University. He has been working as an Education and Sustainability Specialist for UNESCO, as well as working with the Government of India on National Education Programs. He is a co-founder of an educational start-up called Kidtopia Children's Museum which focuses on improving the quality of existing early childhood education in Beijing.
Daniel Vuillermin, Ph.D.
Section Editor, Palgrave Encyclopedia of Health Humanities (Springer Nature), Associate and Honorary Lecturer, University College London (UCL)
Dr Daniel Vuillermin is a lecturer at the School of Health Humanities at Peking University, an honorary lecturer and associate at University College London (UCL). An honorary research fellow at the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University. He is a section editor of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Health Humanities (Springer Nature). Vuillermin’s teaching and research focus on the fields of illness narratives and the visual culture of health and medicine.
Title of Speech: Medical Art Projects: Using Art to Cultivate 'Medical Humanities Care'