Tittle: Immersive Analytics and Embodied Sensemaking
Biography: Professor Tim Dwyer is a co-editor of "Immersive Analytics", which was published by Springer in 2018 and has had over 36k downloads to date. He received his PhD on "Two and a Half Dimensional Visualisation of Relational Networks" from the University of Sydney in 2005. He was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at Monash University from 2005 to 2008, Tim was also a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research USA until 2009. From 2009 to 2012, Tim was a Senior Software Development Engineer with the Visual Studio product group at Microsoft in the USA. Then, he returned to Monash as a Larkins Fellow where he now directs the Data Visualisation and Immersive Analytics Lab.
Tittle: Toward smart smart glasses
Biography: Professor Kiyoshi Kiyokawa is a Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, since 2017. He received my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information systems from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1998. He worked for Communications Research Laboratory (current National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)) from 1999 to 2002. He was a visiting researcher at Human Interface Technology Laboratory of University of Washington from 2001 to 2002. He was an Associate Professor at Takemura Laboratory, Cybermedia Center, Osaka University from 2002 to 2017. His research interests include virtual reality, augmented reality, human augmentation, 3D user interfaces, CSCW, and context awareness. He is a Board Member and Fellow of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan. He has been involved in organizing IEEE and ACM conferences, such as IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), IEEE Virtual Reality, IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), and ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST). He is an Associate Editor in Chief of IEEE TVCG. He is an inductee of the IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Academy (Inaugural Class).
Tittle: Augmenting Physical Abilities with AIXR
Biography: Misha Sra is the John and Eileen Gerngross Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she directs the Human-AI Integration Lab in the Computer Science department at UCSB. Misha received her PhD from the MIT Media Lab in 2018, advised by Prof. Pattie Maes in the Fluid Interfaces Group. She has published at the most selective HCI, VR, and machine learning venues such as CHI, UIST, VRST, AAAI, and CVPR where she received four best paper awards and honorable mentions. From 2014-2015, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wellbeing research fellow at the Media Lab. In spring 2016, she received the Silver Award in the annual Edison Awards Global Competition that honors excellence in human-centered design and innovation. MIT selected her as an EECS Rising Star in 2018. In 2023 she was awarded an NSF CAREER Award for her work in Human-AI Interaction Design. Her research has received extensive media coverage from leading media outlets (e.g., from Engadget, UploadVR, MIT Tech Review) and has drawn the attention of industry research, such as Toyota Research, Samsung Research, and Unity 3D.