Seminar: Virtual and Augmented Reality Research in a Built Environment
Presented by Dr Xiangyu Wang, University of NSW (invited by Prof Xingquan Zhu)
Abstract: In 2000, a construction researcher brought a vision for applying Augmented Reality visualization technology to the attendees at a built environment conference. The unique visualization opportunities afforded by Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies have attracted the attention of a booming number of researchers from the broad built environment domain. Unlike computer engineering researchers who are more interested in the technological advancement, the built environment community has an end user perspective that must be considered to shape these technologies for their ultimate adoption into practice. This talk will share my research experience from exploration of this area, as well as give a holistic picture of where we are with the technologies. The talk will also suggest future directions to address the main challenges and obstacles.
Short bio: Dr Xiangyu Wang is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, and International Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Korea. Dr Wang is an internationally recognised leading researcher in the field of Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and Training. He was awarded US National Science Foundation grant to investigate the skill development and transfer from virtual training systems. His current focus is on Building Information Modelling (BIM), AR, and VR integration for AEC and Training. He is the Chair of the Australian National Committee for the International Society in Computing in Civil and Building Engineering. Dr Wang's work has been published in over 150 refereed papers in leading international journals, conference proceedingss and books, including ASCE, IEEE, ACM, etc. He was invited to give several keynote speeches in BIM research and industrial conferences in Asia.
- 3 August 2011
- 11:00 - 12:00
- City - Broadway CB10 Level 4, Room 470
- All Welcome
- Barbara Munday