Mr Mario Sandoval Olivé

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An analytical and solutions-focused researcher studying the impact of controller-related setup and issues on the user experience in VR in industrial fields. Excellent understanding and experience with VR/AR technologies, motion graphics, and video game/product development. Proven ability to cultivate collaborative and communicative environments with senior management and employees to enhance organisational efficacy. Highly adept at executing tasks to the highest standard in fast-paced and dynamic environments, welcoming new challenges eagerly.  

I have successfully designed, built, and implemented a new middleware solution in Python as part of my doctoral research. This middleware unifies APIs for interaction and is compatible with multiple VR applications (including game engines like Unity3D) to allow more natural and intuitive interaction with the control mechanisms that best suit users' abilities. This project also includes the design and development of an HCI ontology (using OWL/RDF/XML and SPARQL) to search for the device description and match them to the appropriate functions of the VR application for the command calls and execution.

This research is a Computer Science focused research project sponsored by CONACyT-SENER Hidrocarburos.

External positions

ICT Developer, BAM Nuttall Ltd

Dec 2021 → …

Research And Development Specialist, Ltd

Sep 2019Dec 2021

.Net/Sharepoint Developer, 4th Source

Mar 2016Oct 2017

Microsoft .Net Software Developer, Calrom Ltd

Feb 2015Jan 2016

SharePoint Developer/Tech Lead, TechField LLC

Mar 2014Oct 2014

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  • Virtual Reality, 3D User Interfaces, Input Devices, Human-computer interaction

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - Master of Philosophy, 6DoF Mouse Integration for Scientific and Medical Visualisation (supervisors: Tim Morris and Martin Turner, The University of Manchester (2014 - 2015)
  • 2009 - Bachelor of Engineering, B.Eng. in Electronics and Communication from Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico<, Instituto Politecnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute) (2004 - 2009)

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UoM administered thesis: Master of Philosophy

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