Kunal Gupta is a Ph.D. 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 masters degree in Human Interface Technology (MHIT) from the HITLab NZ at 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.
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.