Alaeddin Nassani

Alaeddin Nassani

Research Fellow

Alaeddin is a Research Fellow at the Empathic Computing Laboratory (ECL).  His research interests include augmented reality (AR) interfaces, 360-degree video sharing and integrating haptics into virtual reality environments.  As part of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) at the University of Auckland, Alaeddin also works with the Augmented Human Lab (AHL) helping the Kiwrious project that aims to inspire schoolchildren to learn about scientific inquiries.  Before joining the ECL, Alaeddin worked in the software industry for more than 12 years where he built software for mid to large organisations in the energy and finance industry. Alaeddin completed his PhD from the HITLabNZ at the University of Canterbury with a focus on wearable augmented reality for sharing social experiences. 

Publications

  • ShowMeAround: Giving Virtual Tours Using Live 360 Video
    Alaeddin Nassani, Li Zhang, Huidong Bai, Mark Billinghurst.

    Nassani, A., Zhang, L., Bai, H., & Billinghurst, M. (2021, May). ShowMeAround: Giving Virtual Tours Using Live 360 Video. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-4).

    @inproceedings{nassani2021showmearound,
    title={ShowMeAround: Giving Virtual Tours Using Live 360 Video},
    author={Nassani, Alaeddin and Zhang, Li and Bai, Huidong and Billinghurst, Mark},
    booktitle={Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
    pages={1--4},
    year={2021}
    }
    This demonstration presents ShowMeAround, a video conferencing system designed to allow people to give virtual tours over live 360-video. Using ShowMeAround a host presenter walks through a real space and can live stream a 360-video view to a small group of remote viewers. The ShowMeAround interface has features such as remote pointing and viewpoint awareness to support natural collaboration between the viewers and host presenter. The system also enables sharing of pre-recorded high resolution 360 video and still images to further enhance the virtual tour experience.