Professor Kenny Mitchell is a Disney Imagineer and head of research for The Walt Disney Company Ltd.
He has 19 years of experience delivering research results into commercial video games, including technology for Spielberg's BAFTA winning Boom Blox, the $1Bn Harry Potter and Disney Infinity video games (infinity.disney.com). He is developing technologies to blend the real and digital worlds for augmented reality, including installations, such as Project Skye, 8.3 million Star Wars selfies and interactive visual media production technologies.
He is Principal Investigator for Napier as part the EU ITN project DISTRO with 2 PhD studentships to offer for immediate start, one on Augmented Reality and one on Data Science.
Past and current PhD and MPhil supervisions
Simon Pilgrim, Babis Koniaris, Nick Swafford, Gwyneth Bradbury, Dan Calian, Llogari Casas
He serves on the business mentor panel and board of Edinburgh University School of Design Informatics, as chair for ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, and Conference on Visual Media Production, on the EPSRC strategic advisory network including the UK Digital Economy Impact Review, USA NSF scoping in immersive technologies, an advisor on Objects Sandbox, OAK and the Digital Media Industry Leadership Group.
Mobygames profile, IMDB profile, BAFTA Los Angeles.