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Biography

Barrett Ens is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology. During his PhD work at the University of Manitoba, he completed two research internships with the User Interface Research Group at Autodesk Research. He later worked as an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UniSA's Empathic Computing Lab.

Barrett is currently a member of the Immersive Analytics research group. His research interests include novel input methods for augmented reality, immersive analytics, and situated data visualisation.

Research interests

Barrett's research explores how to take advantage of these human spatial abilities for manipulating and understanding information. Maturing technologies such as augmented reality (AR), the internet of things (IoT) and wearable computing devices allow us to begin integrating computing activities into the physical world. This fundamental change in interface design will provide new opportunities to interact with smart environments, explore large data sets, and solve everyday problems.

Supervision interests

Novel input methods for augmented reality, including wearable devices, microgestures, eyetracking and multi-modal input.

Situated analytics of IOT and BIM data using augmented reality and other immersive technologies.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manitoba

Award Date: 18 Oct 2006

Computer Science, Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Manitoba

Award Date: 1 May 2005

Research area keywords

  • Immersive Analytics
  • Situated Analytics
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Spatial User Interfaces

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Projects

Research Output

Elicitation study investigating hand and foot gesture interaction for immersive maps in augmented reality

Austin, C. R., Ens, B., Satriadi, K. A. & Jenny, B., 7 Jan 2020, In : Cartography and Geographic Information Science. 47, 3, p. 214-228 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Augmented Reality map navigation with freehand gestures

Satriadi, K., Ens, B. M., Cordeil, M., Czauderna, T., Willett, W. & Jenny, B., 2019, 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Osaka, Japan 23–27 March 2019 - Proceedings. Teather, R., Itoh, Y., Gabbard, J., Argelaguet, F., Olivier, A-H. & Keefe, D. (eds.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 593-603 11 p. 8798340

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Immersive analytics

Engelke, U., Cordeil, M., Cunningham, A. & Ens, B., 2019, SA'19 : SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Courses, 2019 Proceeding. N. Spencer, S. (ed.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 156 p. 104

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

Interaction design & prototyping for immersive analytics

Bach, B., Cordeil, M., Engelke, U., Ens, B., Serrano, M. & Willett, W., 2019, Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Cox, A. & Kostakos, V. (eds.). New York NY USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 8 p. W21

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

Modeling endpoint distribution of pointing selection tasks in virtual reality environments

Yu, D., Liang, H., Lu, X., Fan, K. & Ens, B., Nov 2019, In : ACM Transactions on Graphics. 38, 6, 13 p., 218.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review