Professor  Mark Billinghurst Digital Library

Based in Auckland, New Zealand
Mark Billinghurst


Mark Billinghurst is Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, and Professor in the Bio-Engineering Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He earned a PhD in 2002 from the University of Washington and is well known for this research in Augmented Reality publishing over 450 research papers in the field. He previously has researched topics such as wearable computing, mobile interfaces, Virtual Reality and collaborative systems, and is currently exploring Empathic Computing. Prior to joining the University of South Australia he was Director of the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury and he has previously worked at British Telecom, Nokia, Google and the MIT Media Laboratory.

He has received many awards including the 2013 IEEE VR Technical Achievement Award for contributions to research and commercialization in Augmented Reality, and in 2012 the 10 Year Lasting Impact Award for the most influential paper published at the ISMAR conference in the previous 10 years. In 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Mark has been a member of the ACM for over 15 years and has been involved in a number of roles, including Program Chair for the ACM IUI 2018 conference, MGIA chair at Siggraph Asia (2013-2015, 2017), Emerging Technologies Chair Siggraph Asia (2010, 2011), and on many review and program committees. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has heavy involvement in organising the IEEE ISMAR conference, including being the previous conference chair in 2004, and 2013, and the current Steering Committee Chair.


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  • Augmented Reality; The Next Twenty Years
    The first Augmented Reality (AR) systems were developed 50 years ago, but it is only in the last 10 years that AR has become widely available for consumers. Since that time AR technology has...
  • Augmented Teleportation
    Modern telecommunications allow people to talk to each other almost anywhere and anytime. However using audio or video conferencing is very different from face to face communication. In this talk...
  • It?s a Mixed Reality Workplace
    Over the last twenty years Mixed Reality is becoming common place and a number of technologies are being developed enabling the real and virtual worlds to be seamlessly merged together. This talk...
  • Lessons from 20 years of ISMAR research
    ISMAR (the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality) is the leading conference on Augmented Reality. This presentation reviews 20 years of research presented at the conference, from...
  • Research Directions in HCI
    Over the past 50 years computers have developed from machines that take up a whole building to devices that we can wear on our heads. As the form factor of computers has changed then way we...
  • The Coming Age of Empathic Computing
    Can computers help people better understand one another? Empathic Computing refers to systems that allow people to share what they are seeing, hearing and feeling with others, and so develop more...
  • The Empathic Augmented Human
    Recent technology trends in natural collaboration, experience capture and implicit understanding has given rise to the field of Empathic Computing, which involve developing systems that allow...

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