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Mark A. LivingstonMark Livingston
Augmented Reality: Applications and Current Research Issues

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:00 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

I will give an overview of the field of augmented reality (AR), starting with what it is and what it is not, the basic components of an AR system. I will next present some case studies of applications, with an eye to what is challenging in those applications. Areas of interest will include military applications, medical systems, manufacturing, and consumer products. Finally, I will review some open areas of research, with a particular focus on human factors results and open questions. I hope that the attendees will come away with not only an appreciation for the difficulties of certain components of the system, but also a recognition of the potential for the technology to assist in a wide range of tasks that are of critical importance in a variety of fields.

Mark A. Livingston, Ph.D. is a research scientist in the Information Technology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory. He directs and conducts research on interactive graphics, including augmented reality and visual analytics, with a focus on perceptual and cognitive factors and applications. He received the AB degree in computer science and mathematics from Duke University in 1993 and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and 1998, where he helped develop augmented reality systems for intra-operative ultrasound and laparoscopic imagery visualization. He served as a Program Co-chair for the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2007 and 2008 and is currently a member of the ISMAR Steering Committee and the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee.

IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Karen Moe

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