Bektur Ryskeldiev



Research Fellow


2015-2018 University of Aizu – PhD in Computer Science (expected to graduate in September 2018)
2013-2015 University of Aizu – MSc in Computer Science
2008-2012 American University of Central Asia – BA in Software Engineering


Bektur is a research fellow at Digital Nature Group laboratory of University of Tsukuba. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, Bektur received MEXT scholarship to pursue Masters degree at University of Aizu, which was later extended into his PhD. He has experience of working in different international teams, including such positions as a visiting researcher at University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, research intern at NTT Laboratories, and various team leading roles at ACM SIGGRAPH.

His awards include, among others, ACM SIGCHI 18 Doctoral Consortium, ACM SIGGRAPH Turing Award Celebration Grant, MEXT scholarship, and the first place in IoT section at FUKUSHIMA Hackathon (both 2016 and 2017).

Bektur’s research interests include such topics as spatial media, mobile computing, mixed reality, telepresence, empathic computing, and human-computer interaction.

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List of publications at Google Scholar: link


Bektur Ryskeldiev, Yoichi Ochiai, Michael Cohen, and Jens Herder. 2018. Distributed Metaverse: Creating Decentralized Blockchain-based Model for Peer-to-peer Sharing of Virtual Spaces for Mixed Reality Applications. In Proceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference (AH ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 39, 3 pages. DOI: