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Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Section on The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)

Mark A. Livingston
Ronald T. Azuma
Oliver Bimber
Hideo Saito

Pages: pp. 353-354

About the Authors

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Mark A. Livingston received the AB degree in computer science and mathematics in 1993 from Duke University and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science in 1996 and 1998 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he helped develop the augmented reality ultrasound and laparoscopic visualization system. He is a research scientist in the Information Technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratory. He directs and conducts research on interactive graphics, including AR, visualization metaphors, mathematical representations, perceptual and cognitive factors, and applications. He has published several papers in ISMAR and 12 papers on perceptual and cognitive factors in AR, two of which won awards: an Alan Berman Research Publication Award at NRL in 2003 and an Honorable Mention for Best Paper at IEEE Virtual Reality 2006. He was a program cochair for ISMAR 2007 and 2008.
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Ronald T. Azuma received the BS degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley and the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Research Leader at Nokia Research Center Hollywood, where he leads a team exploring how to make entertainment content more compelling on mobile devices through the use of augmented and mixed reality technologies. He has published 25 papers and has seven granted patents. He served as program cochair for the International Symposium on Augmented Reality 2001 and the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2002 and 2005, as well as award chair for ISMAR 2008, and is the current leader of the ISMAR Steering Committee.
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Oliver Bimber received the PhD degree (2002) in engineering from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, and the Habilitation degree (2007) in computer science (Informatik) from the Munich University of Technology. He became head of the Institute of Computer Graphics at Johannes Kepler University Linz in October 2009. From 2003-2010, he served as a junior professor of augmented reality in the Media System Science Department at Bauhaus-University Weimar, and as an interim professor of computer graphics in the Computer Science Department of the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus (2008 and 2009). See for more details.
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Hideo Saito received the BE, ME, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively. He is a professor in the Department of Information and Computer Science at Keio University, Japan. His research interests include computer vision, mixed reality, virtual reality, and 3D video analysis and synthesis. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Keio University, since 1992. From 1997 to 1999, he was with the Virtualized Reality Project in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University as a visiting researcher. He recently served as the general chair of ICAT 2008 (International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, December 2008), MVA 2009 (IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications, May 2009), and AH 2010 (The First Augmented Human International Conference). He was also a program cochair for ISMAR 2008 and 2009.
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