Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
We are a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, fervently exploring the fusion of augmented reality and transportation - with an unwavering commitment to safety. If you're intrigued by our workshop or eager to exchange ideas, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're always thrilled to delve deeper into the realm of AR with fellow enthusiasts!
Gary Burnett | University of Nottingham
Gary is a Professor in Transport Human Factors at the University of Nottingham, UK. Professor Burnett’s primary research concerns human-machine interface design for future vehicles and he is an internationally-recognised expert on this topic, especially related to the assessment of driver distraction. He has conducted a number of studies concerning AR within vehicles, including several presented at previous Auto-UI conferences. More broadly, he innovates considerably in teaching using Metaverse platforms and has considerable expertise regarding the user-experience implications of AR, VR, MR in numerous contexts.
Joe Gabbard | Virginia Tech
Joe is an associate professor at Virginia Tech. He has been a pioneer in usability engineering with respect to applying and creating methods for new interactive systems for more than 20 years. He has conducted numerous user-studies in AR examining human performance and safety in applied (usability engineering) and basic science domains (color perception, occlusion, depth perception). More recently, he has explored human performance, natural user interaction, situational awareness and safety associated with AR displays in transportation, military, manufacturing, building & construction.
Nayara Faria | Virginia Tech
Ph.D. candidate specializing in Cognitive Engineering at Virginia Tech. With a strong background in human factors and UX research, Nayara has dedicated her expertise to investigating the profound effects of augmented reality head-up displays on perception, performance, and user preferences. Her primary interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), UX Research, Perception & Cognition, and the application of AR/VR in transportation for enhanced safety.
Valerian Meijering | Jaguar Land Rover
Valerian is Senior XR Researcher at the National Automotive Innovation Centre University of Warwick, Jaguar Land Rover. With over a decade of experience in Human Machine Interface Research, Valerian specializes in pioneering future Head Up Display technology and Human Factors. His primary focus is on investigating innovative concepts that revolve around the seamless interaction between humans and vehicles.