Aakar Gupta

I am a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher. For the past four years, I worked as a Research Scientist at Meta Reality Labs Research where I built intelligent interactions to enable high bandwidth, low friction input and output for augmented and virtual reality. I use a wide range of techniques including computational modeling, machine learning, haptics, sensing, and human factors.

Prior to this, I did a postdoctoral stint 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 four Honorable Mention Awards. Prior to my PhD, I researched technologies for social development where I worked in collaboration with Microsoft Research India.

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