Dr Zi Siang See
Director SMARTlab Oz/XR and Photogrammetry/Visualisation Research Expert
Dr Zi Siang See has specialised over the past 10 years in the design, use and integration of interactive media, including but not limited to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) research-creation. Zi has over 15 years’ experience of working within the field of interaction design and digital media in both industry and within university institutions, nationally and internationally. These include collaborations with multinational corporations such as McDonald’s, Lafarge Cement, Servier, Leo Burnett, DDB and Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid. As an early career researcher, he has been part of various MOOC projects and been actively involved in scholarly research and international collaborations. His work has contributed to new systems, theory and studies in human-computer-interaction, education technologies and inclusive design. Some of these technical research papers were published at specialised venues such as SIGGRAPH, IEEE Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), and the Springer’s Virtual Reality. Zi is part of the International Society on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM) as a Board of Directors committee member, supporting VSMM conferences and as a reviewer, in which role he has co-organised a number of collaborations and research workshops in VSMM. He is also the guest editor and a member of the Editorial Board for Virtual Creativity (Intellect Books), a Scopus-indexed international journal focused on emerging technologies and digital creativity. Zi completed his Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle, he has trained under the guidance of Prof Lizbeth Goodman (SMARTlab), Prof Mark Billinghurst (Emphatic Computing Lab / HIT Lab NZ), and supported by A/Prof Craig Hight (SOCI). As part of the research for his doctoral thesis focused on human-computer interaction aspects of virtual reality titled Creating High Dynamic Range Spherical Panorama Images for High Fidelity 360 Degree Virtual Reality, Zi developed a method and apparatus solution for creating high fidelity virtual reality 360 (VR360) that is free from major imaging errors and obstacles. Currently, Zi is also working on extended reality (XR) research projects in digital heritage, computational photography, medical and health sciences training.