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Cray Distinguished Speaker Series
Monday, October 29, 2012
|Time:||11:15 - 12:15|
|Location:||Keller Hall 3-180|
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Augmented Reality (AR) overlays the real world with a complementary virtual world, presented through the use of tracked displays, typically worn or held by the user, or mounted in the environment. Researchers have been actively exploring AR for over forty years, first in the lab and later in the streets. In this talk, I will share my thoughts about where AR is now, and where it might be headed in the future. I will illustrate the talk with examples from work being done by Columbia’s Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab, ranging from assisting users in performing complex physical tasks, such as equipment maintenance and repair, to creating compelling games in which players interact with a mix of real and virtual objects.
Steven Feiner is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab, and co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Brown, and his research interests include human–computer interaction, augmented reality and virtual environments, 3D user interfaces, knowledge-based design of graphics and multimedia, mobile and wearable computing, computer games, and information visualization. His lab created the first outdoor mobile augmented reality system using a see-through display in 1996, and has pioneered experimental applications of augmented reality to fields such as tourism, journalism, maintenance, and construction. Prof. Feiner is coauthor of Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice and of Introduction to Computer Graphics, received an ONR Young Investigator Award, and was elected to the CHI Academy. Together with his students, he has won the ACM UIST Lasting Impact Award and best paper awards at ACM UIST, ACM CHI, ACM VRST, and IEEE ISMAR.