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XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics (2017.04.06)

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XR and The Future of Communications: From Silicon to Human Photonics

VR/AR will evolve into XR to become the future interface for Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data, Prediction, Self-driving Cars, Personalized Medicine, Robots, Drones, Cryptocurrency, Smart Cities, and AI.  XR is intelligent and interactive connecting us in new ways to each other and uniting human and machine intelligence in a space shared and understood by both.  The convergence of CV and AI is powering this paradigm shift in computing but display technologies still lag behind.  New display technologies that operate at the intersection of engineering and perception are essential for the realization of XR.  This talk will look at the promise of XR, and the challenge of fitting the puzzle pieces together.


Tish Shute - Bio

Tish is Director, AR/VR, Corporate Technology Strategy, Futurewei (Huawei USA).  She is working on new display and sensor technologies, new paradigms for content, and more. Previously, Tish worked with Will Wright (Sims, Sim City, Spore) as part of the Syntertainment Founding Team creating a new generation of augmented mobile social experiences based on innovative approaches to machine learning. 

At Stupid Fun Club Tish worked with Will on next generation entertainment - smart toys, augmented reality television, and new paradigms for games.

Tish has taken a leading role in the emergence of augmented and virtual reality into the consumer market. Tish is co-founder of a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR). She also co-founded Augmented Reality Event (ARE) and Augmented World Expo (AWE) now in its 8th year and the world’s largest event focused on AR and VR. Tish is a recognized speaker in the AR/VR industry as well as a sought after advisor for augmented and virtual reality initiatives.

Tish began her career in design and technology doing visual effects for film, television, theme parks and aerospace. Tish’s first company NPlus1 pioneered innovative approaches to automation and robotics in film making and entertainment experiences. 

Introduction of CPDS

Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors (CPDS) is in the Photonics area of the Electrical Engineering Division, with a research focus embracing photonic and sensing devices, functional materials and their integration at system level.

We aim to address future societal needs with new system functionalities through invention of novel device architectures based on in-depth understanding of basic material properties.

There is a wide range of activities within the group, including phase-only holography and its applications, high brightness multi-stable colour reflective displays, tunable dielectric materials and devices for radio frequencies, liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) device development, and novel sensors.

As well as conducting highly focused studies, we also specialise in the development of demonstrators for business exploitation and commercialisation. This is facilitated by multi-disciplinary expertise within the group and by our highly experienced team approach. Some of the outcomes from the group have been successfully transferred to our industrial collaborators for production.