|Dr. Thomas D. Parsons
Director of NetDragon Digital Research Centre
Director of Computational Neuropsychology and Simulation
Professor of Learning Technologies
University of North Texas, USA
Dr. Parsons is Director of the NetDragon Digital Research Centre and the Computational Neuropsychology and Simulation (CNS) Lab at UNT. He is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Professor of Learning Technologies. His research in computational neuropsychology and cyberpsychology makes use of novel technologies (AR/VR; videogames; brain-computer interfaces) for neurocognitive and affective assessment. Dr. Parsons is a leading scientist in this area and he has been PI of 17 funded projects during his career and an investigator on an additional 13 funded projects (over $15 million in funding). In addition to his patents for eHarmony.com's Matching System (U.S. Patent Nos. 2004/6735568; 2014/0180942 A1), he has invented and validated several virtual reality-based assessments. He has over 200 publications and has served as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychiatry, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as several editorial boards. His contributions to neuropsychology were recognized when he received the 2013 National Academy of Neuropsychology Early Career Achievement award. In 2014, he was awarded Fellow status in the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Parson’s areas of expertise include Clinical Neuropsychology, Computational Neuropsychology, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberpsychology.