I am an HCI researcher (human-computer interaction) focusing on the applications of immersive technologies (AR/VR/MR), and artificial intelligence (AI) to better understand and enhance computer-mediated interaction, human perception, and human-human/AI collaboration. My recent endeavours include exploring empathic computing with emotion recognition and manipulated response, AI-enhanced interaction and collaboration in MR.
At the School of Product Design, the University of Canterbury, I also explore immersive technologies in collaborative design, as well as human-AI interaction and cooperation in games and collaborative work. Before my current position as a lecturer, I was a Research Fellow in the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia.
Empathic Mixed Reality
I explore how MR technology can be applied to creating Empathic Computing experiences. This includes exploring how to share gaze in remote collaboration between Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) environments, using physiological signals to enhance collaborative VR, and supporting interaction through eye-gaze in VR.
Empathic Computing is a research field that aims to use technology to create deeper shared understanding or empathy between people. At the same time, Mixed Reality (MR) technology provides an immersive experience that can make an ideal interface for collaboration.
My Doctoral Research
Natural Interaction for Augmented Reality
I have plenty of experience in developing AR and VR systems. One of my favourites is G-SIAR or Gesture-Speech Interface for Augmented Reality from 2013. In this system, users can use hands for direct manipulation or speech and gestures for indirect manipulation of virtual contents.