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Prof. Mark Billinghurst joined JVRB´s Advisory Board

We are happy to welcome Prof. Mark Billinghurst as a new member of the Advisory Board


He 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 is the Director of the Empathic Computing Laboratory, which is situated at both universities. At the HIT Lab at the University of Washington, he completed his PhD in electrical engineering in 2002 under the supervision of Professor Thomas Furness III and Professor Linda Shapiro. The result of his thesis "Common Space: Exploring Collaborative Augmented Reality" was the magic book - an animated children's book that is brought to life through a lightweight head-mounted display (HMD). Over the past few years, Prof. Billinghurst has received several awards for his contribution to research in the field of Human Interface Technology. In 2001, he received the Discover Magazine Award for Entertainment for developing Magic Book technology. He was selected as one of eight leading New Zealand innovators and entrepreneurs to exhibit in the New Zealand Innovation Pavilion from November 2002 to March 2003. In 2005 he was appointed to the New Zealand Government's Advisory Board for Growth and Innovation. In 2019 he received the VGTC Virtual Reality Career Award for his research and contribution to the scientific community. Originally educated in New Zealand, he is a two-time graduate from Waikato University, where he completed a BCMS (Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Science) in 1990 and a Master of Philosophy (Applied Mathematics and Physics) in 1992.
As an absolute expert in augmented reality, which becomes a standard design element and technology in the broadcast industry, his knowledge ideally enriches and expands the spectrum of expertise of the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting.
We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Mark Billinghurst to our Advisory Board!