Keynote Speakers





Prof.Dr. Zhigeng Pan

Professor, State Key Lab of CAD&CG, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Zhigeng Pan received his Bachelor Degree and Master Degree from the Computer Science Department in 1987 and 1990 from Nanjing University respectively, and Ph.D Degree in 1993 from Zhejiang University. Since 1996, he has been working at the State Key Lab of CAD&CG as a full professor.   Dr. Pan is a member of SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, IEEE, a senior member of the China Image and Graphics Association. He is on the director board of the International Society of VSMM (Virtual System and Multimedia), a member of IFIP Technical Committee on Entertainment Computing (acting as representative from China). Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Virtual Reality. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Image and Graphics, International Journal of CAD/CAM, Journal of Image and Graphics, Journal of CAD/CG, He is the program co-chair of EGMM'2004 (Eurographics workshop on Multimedia), Edutainment'2005 and VEonPC'2005, and is the program co-chair of Edutainment'2006, conference co-chair of ICAT 2006, Cyberworlds2008.

Dr. Mohd Shahrizal Sunar

Head of UTM MiViElab (Mixed and Virtual Environment Lab) and Head of Computer Graphics and Multimedia Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Mohd Shahrizal Sunar obtained his PhD from National University of Malaysia in 2008. His major field of study is real-time and interactive computer graphics and virtual environment. He received his MSc in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environment (2001) from The University of Hull, UK and BSc degree in Computer Science majoring in Computer Graphics (1999) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He served as academic faculty at Computer Graphics and Multimedia Department, Faculty of Computer Science and Information System Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 1999. He has completed lead several research projects such as Driving Simulator, Augmented Reality, Natural Interaction and Creative Content Technology. He had published numerous articles in international as well as national journals, conference proceedings and technical papers including article in magazines. Dr. Shahrizal is an active professional member of ACM SIGGRAPH and IEEE. He is also a member Malaysian Society of Mathematics and Science.

Prof.Dr. Mark Billinghurst

Mark Billinghurst has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in human computer interface technology, particularly in the area of Augmented Reality (the overlay of three-dimensional images on the real world).

In 2002, the former HIT Lab US Research Associate completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering, at the University of Washington, under the supervision of Professor Thomas Furness III and Professor Linda Shapiro. As part of the research for his thesis titled Shared Space: Exploration in Collaborative Augmented Reality, Dr Billinghurst invented the Magic Book - an animated children's book that comes to life when viewed through the lightweight head-mounted display (HMD).

Not surprisingly, Dr Billinghurst has achieved several accolades in recent years for his contribution to Human Interface Technology research. He was awarded a Discover Magazine Award in 2001, for Entertainment for creating the Magic Book technology. He was selected as one of eight leading New Zealand innovators and entrepreneurs to be showcased at the Carter Holt Harvey New Zealand Innovation Pavilion at the America's Cup Village from November 2002 until March 2003. In 2004 he was nominated for a prestigious World Technology Network (WTN) World Technology Award in the education category and in 2005 he was appointed to the New Zealand Government's Growth and Innovation Advisory Board. Originally educated in New Zealand, Dr Billinghurst is a two-time graduate of Waikato University where he completed a BCMS (Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Science)(first class honours) in 1990 and a Master of Philosophy (Applied Mathematics & Physics) in 1992.

Research interests:
Dr. Billinghurst's research focuses primarily on advanced 3D user interfaces such as: Wearable Computing - Spatial and collaborative interfaces for small wearable computers. These interfaces address the idea of what is possible when you merge ubiquitous computing and communications on the body.
. Shared Space - An interface that demonstrates how augmented reality, the overlaying of virtual objects on the real world, can radically enhance face-face and remote collaboration.
Multimodal Input - Combining natural language and artificial intelligence techniques to allow human computer interaction with an intuitive mix of voice, gesture, speech, gaze and body motion.