Microsoft Computer Games and Emerging Technologies is a research lab at the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, of the Cyprus University of Technology. It has been established on June 2012 with sponsorship from Microsoft. The lab conducts basic and applied research in the areas of Visual Computing, Computer Graphics, Computer Games, Virtual & Augmented Reality and Emerging Technologies.
In basic research, the lab focuses on algorithms development for real-time rendering, realistic rendering, real-time illumination, HDR imaging/tonemapping, crowd behaviour and 3D sound simulation. Applied research carried out by the lab includes serious games for educational and training purposes, innovative ways of interaction and Virtual & Augmented Reality with applications in neuroscience and psychology.