Nick Yee is a research scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center. He studies social interaction and self-perception in virtual environments. At Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, he conducted experimental studies in immersive virtual reality for his dissertation work. Nick has also applied data-mining techniques on server-side data from online games while working with PARC and Sony Online Entertainment. Nick is also the founder of The Daedalus Project, an online survey study that has surveyed over 40,000 online gamers on a wide variety of issues, such as age and gender differences, motivations of play, relationship formation, and problematic usage.