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.
Gao, L., Bai, H., He, W., Billinghurst, M., & Lindeman, R. W. (2018, December). Real-time visual representations for mobile mixed reality remote collaboration. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Virtual & Augmented Reality (p. 15). ACM.
Nassani, A., Bai, H., Lee, G., Langlotz, T., Billinghurst, M., & Lindeman, R. W. (2018, October). Filtering 3D Shared Surrounding Environments by Social Proximity in AR. In 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct (ISMAR-Adjunct) (pp. 123-124). IEEE.
Gao, L., Bai, H., Lindeman, R., & Billinghurst, M. (2017, November). Static local environment capturing and sharing for MR remote collaboration. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Mobile Graphics & Interactive Applications (p. 17). ACM.
Huidong Bai, Prasanth Sasikumar, Jing Yang, and Mark Billinghurst. 2020. A User Study on Mixed Reality Remote Collaboration with Eye Gaze and Hand Gesture Sharing. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376550
L. Wang, Z. Zhao, X. Yang, H. Bai, A. Barde and M. Billinghurst, "A Constrained Path Redirection for Passive Haptics," 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2020, pp. 651-652, doi: 10.1109/VRW50115.2020.00176.
Bai, H., Zhang, L., Yang, J., & Billinghurst, M. (2021). Bringing full-featured mobile phone interaction into virtual reality. Computers & Graphics, 97, 42-53.
Gunn, M., Billinghurst, M., Bai, H., & Sasikumar, P. (2021). First Contact‐Take 2: Using XR technology as a bridge between Māori, Pākehā and people from other cultures in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Virtual Creativity, 11(1), 67-90.
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).
Sasikumar, P., Collins, M., Bai, H., & Billinghurst, M. (2021, May). XRTB: A Cross Reality Teleconference Bridge to incorporate 3D interactivity to 2D Teleconferencing. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-4).