Aakar Gupta

I am a Research Scientist at Facebook Reality Labs - Research (FRL-R) where I conduct Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research in the area of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). My focus is on building intelligent interactions that enables subtle, low friction user action for high-bandwidth expressive interactions. This requires overcoming uncertainities in user interaction in such scenarios and enabling end-to-end AR/VR interactions using a combination of a wide range of techniques including computational modeling, machine learning, haptics, sensing, and human factors.


Prior to this, I did a postdoctoral stint at FRL and a postdoctoral fellowship at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. I did my PhD from University of Toronto in the area of wearable device interaction where I was advised by Prof. Ravin Balakrishnan. My work has resulted in publications at top-tier HCI venues such as CHI and UIST including three Honorable Mention Awards. Prior to my PhD, I researched technologies for global development where I worked in collaboration with Microsoft Research India.


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