ISM-AIVR-CDKE 2019 Joint Keynotes (in alphabethical order)


Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Bio: Jeremy Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford's Center for Longevity. He earned a B.A. cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1994 and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University in 1999. He spent four years at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then an Assistant Research Professor. 


Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual and Augmented Reality, in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. His lab builds and studies systems that allow people to meet in virtual space, and explores the changes in the nature of social interaction. His most recent research focuses on how virtual experiences can transform education, environmental conservation, empathy, and health. He is the recipient of the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford.



Hrvoje Benko, Facebook Reality Labs, USA

Bio: Hrvoje Benko is a research science manager at Facebook Reality Labs where he leads a research group focusing on novel input devices, interaction techniques and adaptive interfaces in augmented and virtual reality. His interests span augmented and virtual reality, interactive projection mapping, haptics, new input form factors and devices, as well as touch and freehand gestural input. Hrvoje Benko is the co-author of more than 60 scientific papers and journal articles and holds more than 40 patents. Prior to his current role, he was a researcher at Microsoft Research. He served as General Chair (2014) and Program Chair (2012) of the ACM User Interface Software and Technology conference. For his publications he received several best paper awards at the top publication venues in his field, including ACM UIST, ACM SIGCHI, and ACM CSCW. He served as the Information Director and Associate Editor for ACM TOCHI journal, the premier journal in the Human-Computer Interaction field. More information:



Paul Conoval, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Virginia, USA

Bio: Paul Conoval is Director, Technology for Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems (MS) Sector. In this role he leads a wide range of advanced technology initiatives including the integration of the sector's R&D program, university research, intellectual property, innovation, and development of emerging technologies applied to Intelligence and DoD. His prior work includes development of national-scale intelligence, SIGINT and communications systems with emphasis in information theory, digital signal processing and electronics hardware design. Prior to 2009, Mr. Conoval served as Chief Technology Officer of TASC Inc. in Chantilly, VA, and also worked at MITRE Corporation and the Singer Corporation Kearfott Division developing digital avionics and communications systems. Mr. Conoval holds a BSEE from the Cooper Union School of Engineering and an MSEE from Rutgers University. Mr. Conoval is also an active practitioner of intellectual property and as a registered patent agent of the US Patent and Trademark Office.



Chris Dede, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Bio: Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education (HGSE). His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. In 2007, he was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011 he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. From 2014-2015, he was a Visiting Expert at the National Science Foundation Directorate of Education and Human Resources. His edited books include: Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-based Educational Improvement, Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student, Teacher Learning in the Digital Age: Online Professional Development in STEM Education, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities in Education, and Learning engineering for online education: Theoretical contexts and design-based examples



Tobias Höllerer, UC Santa Barbara, USA

Bio: Tobias Höllerer is Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he directs the Four Eyes Laboratory, conducting research in the four I's of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. Dr. Höllerer holds a Diplom in informatics from the Technical University of Berlin as well as an MS and PhD in computer science from Columbia University. He is a recipient of the US National Science Foundation's CAREER award, for his work on "Anywhere Augmentation", enabling mobile computer users to place annotations in 3D space wherever they go. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2013. Dr. Höllerer is co-author of a textbook on Augmented Reality, as well as over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, information visualization, intelligent user interfaces, 3D displays, mobile and wearable computing, and social computing. Several of these publications won Best Paper or Honorable Mention awards at such venues as the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), IEEE Virtual Reality, ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology, ACM User Interface Software and Technology, ACM MobileHCI, IEEE SocialCom, and IEEE CogSIMA.