Dr. Huidong Bai is a Research Fellow at the Empathic Computing Laboratory (ECL) established within the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI, University of Auckland). His areas of research include exploring remote collaborative Mixed Reality (MR) interfaces with spatial scene reconstruction and segmentation, as well as integrating empathic sensing and computing into the collaboration system to enhance shared communication cues.
Before joining the ECL, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury), and focused on multimodal natural interaction for mobile and wearable Augmented Reality (AR).
Dr. Bai received his Ph.D. from the HIT Lab NZ in 2016, supervised by Prof. Mark Billinghurst and Prof. Ramakrishnan Mukundan. During his Ph.D., he was also a software engineer intern in the Vuforia team at Qualcomm in 2013 for developing a mobile AR teleconferencing system, and has been an engineering director in a start-up, Envisage AR since 2015 for developing industrial MR/AR applications.