Velian Pandeliev is a PhD student at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Ron Baecker. With a background in cognition and computation from Carleton University, his research interests include safety and usability of new technologies, cognitive reserve, 'serious games’ and validation protocols for mental fitness interventions. He is a fan of the Rila mountain range, his favourite Torontonian is Scott Pilgrim and he enjoys darkroom photography and theatre.