Theophilus Teo is a Ph.D. candidate with particular interests in Augmented Reality safety and awareness and remote collaboration. Before he commenced his Ph.D study, he graduated with a first class Honours from Bachelor of Software Engineering in University of South Australia. On year 2016, he participated in an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) project titled “VR for Big Data analytics” sponsored by CSIRO. He worked on the project with two other team members under Prof. Bruce Thomas’s supervision. Currently, he is doing his research degree under the supervision of Prof. Mark Billinghurst and Dr. Gun Lee in Empathic Computing Lab at University of South Australia.
SharedSphere is a Mixed Reality based remote collaboration system which not only allows sharing a live captured immersive 360 panorama, but also supports enriched two-way communication and collaboration through sharing non-verbal communication cues, such as view awareness cues, drawn annotation, and hand gestures.
Gun A. Lee, Theophilus Teo, Seungwon Kim, and Mark Billinghurst. 2017. Mixed reality collaboration through sharing a live panorama. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Mobile Graphics & Interactive Applications (SA '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 14, 4 pages. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3132787.3139203
Theophilus Teo, Gun A. Lee, Mark Billinghurst, and Matt Adcock. 2018. Hand gestures and visual annotation in live 360 panorama-based mixed reality remote collaboration. In Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 406-410. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3292147.3292200
Teo, T., Lawrence, L., Lee, G. A., Billinghurst, M., & Adcock, M. (2019, April). Mixed Reality Remote Collaboration Combining 360 Video and 3D Reconstruction. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 201). ACM.
Teo, T., Lee, G. A., Billinghurst, M., & Adcock, M. (2019, March). Supporting Visual Annotation Cues in a Live 360 Panorama-based Mixed Reality Remote Collaboration. In 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR) (pp. 1187-1188). IEEE.
Zhengqing Li, Liwei Chan, Theophilus Teo, and Hideki Koike. 2020. OmniGlobeVR: A Collaborative 360° Communication System for VR. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–8. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3382869