Kunal Gupta is a PhD candidate at the Empathic Computing Laboratory, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Billinghurst. His research revolves around emotion recognition and representation in VR/AR using physiological sensing and contextual information.
Prior to this, he worked as a User Experience Researcher at Google and as an Interaction Designer at a startup in India, for a total of around 5 years of industry experience. He obtained a master’s degree in Human Interface Technology (MHIT) from the HITLab NZ at the University of Canterbury under the supervision of Prof Mark Billinghurst in 2015. As part of his master’s degree, he conducted some of the first research into the use of eye-gaze to enhance remote collaboration in wearable AR systems.
For more details about his research work, check out his website: kunalgupta.in
K. Gupta, R. Hajika, Y. S. Pai, A. Duenser, M. Lochner and M. Billinghurst, "Measuring Human Trust in a Virtual Assistant using Physiological Sensing in Virtual Reality," 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2020, pp. 756-765, doi: 10.1109/VR46266.2020.1581313729558.
Pai, Y. S., Hajika, R., Gupta, K., Sasikumar, P., & Billinghurst, M. (2020). NeuralDrum: Perceiving Brain Synchronicity in XR Drumming. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Technical Communications (pp. 1-4).
Schlagowski, R., Gupta, K., Mertes, S., Billinghurst, M., Metzner, S., & André, E. (2022, March). Jamming in MR: Towards Real-Time Music Collaboration in Mixed Reality. In 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) (pp. 854-855). IEEE.