Dr Kata Szita

Research Fellow

Status: Former Member

Email Address: [email protected]

Dr. Kata Szita is a research fellow at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin and a visiting fellow (Marie Skłodowska-Curie alumna) at the ADAPT Centre and the Trinity Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin.

Her research involves the cognitive studies of immersive digital media technologies and she has published widely on user experiences, attention, recollection, and behavior in terms of mobile technology, augmented reality, virtual reality, and the metaverse. Currently, she leads interdisciplinary and cross-sector research projects on user experiences in social virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. As a collaborator, she is involved in studies of the cognitive processing of realism in mixed reality, music enhancement using AR technology, and virtual youth behavior.

Szita is associate editor for PRESENCE: Virtual and Augmented Reality (MIT Press), membership director, board member, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee member of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI), and member of INDCOR (Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations) funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action.

Research Domains
  • Behavioural Analysis
  • Digital Humanities
  • Quality of Experience
  • VR and AR