AR / VR
Working with other NASA centers and industry partners, Victor is exploring new immersive visualization technologies for use in Mars operations, ISS astronaut crew augmentation, and spacecraft design. Mr. Luo is also engaged in the development of natural user interface technologies for commanding robot navigation and dexterous manipulation. Past experiences include planning & commanding of Mars spacecraft, operations of fractionated spacecraft, and 3D visualization of Mars terrain and rover telemetry.
John Werner is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Meta, a technology company that is designing a future where augmented reality becomes a healthy, vital extension of who we are and creates deeper understanding, freer expression, and optimal productivity. John combines innovative thinking and collaborative, creative solutions to deliver human and environmental impact. John was most recently at the MIT Media Lab as Head of Innovation and New Ventures at the Camera Culture Group and Founding Managing Director of Emerging Worlds SIG. At MIT, Werner supported developments on new imaging platforms, including hardware and software technologies, to augment human vision.
Dr. Pattie Maes is a professor at the MIT media lab and is head of the Program in Media Arts and Sciences. She founded and directs the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group. Her 2009 TED talk on Sixth Sense, one of the first wearable gestural interfaces for AR, is among the most watched TED talks ever and is just one example of how she has shaped the AR/VR landscape. Maes has received several awards for her work in the fields of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence: FastCompany named her one of 50 most influential designers (2011). Newsweek magazine named her one of the "100 Americans to watch for" in the year 2000; and TIME Digital selected her as a member of the Cyber-Elite, the top 50 technological pioneers of the high-tech world.
Neil M. Gupta is an entrepreneur focused on VR/AR who has been working on frontier technology for nearly a decade: developing technology as an engineer, designing products, and assessing the landscape and opportunities as a venture capitalist. Neil’s goal is to help companies leverage technology into better products and user experiences. Neil is currently a Venture Partner with Indicator Ventures, runs his own consulting firm, and is the Founder of the BostonAR meetup. Previously, Neil was co-founder and Venture Lead of the Sembler Innovation Office at Draper, and also worked as Senior Technical Staff on projects related to augmented reality and situational awareness. Neil has a certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and has his M.S. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford and Northeastern University, respectively.