Whiting School Computer Scientists Recognized at IEEE Virtual Reality Conference
Computer Scientists Ehsan Azimi, Long Qian, Peter Kazanzides, and Nassir Navab were awarded honorable mention for best poster at the 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference. Their prize winning poster submission was entitled, “Robust Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Display Calibration: Taking Anisotropic Nature of User Interaction Errors into Account.” “In this study we were able to look into the display calibration of head-mounted displays from a different perspective and accommodate an important source of error that have been previously overlooked. With the mounting global demand for HMDs across medical and industrial settings, this work is part of a broader effort to enhance the user experience and perception in mixed or augmented reality,” said Ehsan Azimi.
A record number of 670 authors submitted their work to this conference this year. One-hundred posters were accepted and only three of them received an award. Held March 18-22 in Los Angeles, CA, the conference is one of the best venues in the field of virtual reality and augmented reality.