Luca Chittaro is full professor of Virtual Reality (VR) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Udine, Italy, where he heads the HCI Laboratory, which he founded in 1998. Since then, he has worked in VR research and development. He has also designed and developed innovative training applications for Cabin Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Safety, and Bank Security. Since 2013, he has led different projects on VR and serious games for education and training in civil aviation, also in collaboration and with the financial support of the FAA. The public 3D apps for cabin safety he has designed have received great attention also from the public and the media. As of April 2018, they have been installed by more than 3 million users in total. He recently co-founded the AVIETRA start-up company, whose specific mission is to help airlines successfully exploit VR for training as well as other digital transformation needs. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He has authored or co-authored over 200 international publications. He has received research grants from a wide range of organizations, including the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Union (EU), the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), and international companies such as the Benetton Group and the Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Group.