Dr. Rikakis has over a decade of experience leading the development of interactive stroke rehabilitation systems for hospitals, clinics, and the home. His research and creative work focus on interactive neurorehabilitation, experiential media, interdisciplinary education, and computer music. He is the Provost and Executive Vice President of Virginia Tech, where he is also a professor both in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics and in the School of Performing Arts.