Henrique Galvan Debarba

Assistant Professor, Center for Computer Games Research


Henrique is an assistant professor at the department of Digital Design of the IT University of Copenhagen since April 2019. Previous to that, he was a senior researcher at Artanim Foundation, a Swiss research center specialized in motion capture technologies. He received a PhD degree from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2017, where he was a research assistant at the Immersive Interaction Group and the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, and a MSc degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2012.

Areas of competence

Virtual and augmented reality, motion capture, human-centered computing and human-computer interaction.

Current research interests

  • Perception of the self and of self-produced actions in immersive virtual reality
  • haptic interaction and manipulation of intangible objects
  • immersive technology in playful experiences
  • interaction design and visualization


List available here.

Contact info:

mail: hend at itu.dk
office: 5C13