Dr. Hamza Bashandy

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Hamza Bashandy

Assistant Professor

Hamza is an assistant professor in the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. He holds a PhD in architecture and urban planning from the University of Li├Ęge, Belgium. His PhD was funded by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS). In 2021, Hamza received the Civil Society Scholar award from the Open Society Foundation to pursue a research-creation fellowship at the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre, Concordia University. His research revolves around spatiality in virtual environments, specifically focusing on the simulation of social movements within video games. His ongoing and future research engages with the datafication of crowd behaviour. It investigates the impact of implementing agent-based modelling and crowd simulation techniques on the behaviour of Non-player characters (NPCs) in video games when coded in large masses with a particular focus on digital environments depicting political protests.


Research Areas

  • Spatial Design in Video Games and XR
  • Crowd Simulation for Virtual Environments
  • Geospatial Data for Game Design
  • Geography of Social Movements

Research Topics

  • Game Design, Development, & Interactions
  • Animation, Virtual Environments, and Simulation