Professor Mark Billinghurst is a Professor at the University of Canterbury and a Director at the Human Interface Technology Lab.
With a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Mark has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in human computer interface technology, particularly in the area of augmented reality.
Mark has achieved several accolades for his contribution to human interface technology research. He was awarded a Discover Magazine Award in 2001, for Entertainment for creating the Magic Book technology. He was selected as one of eight leading New Zealand innovators and entrepreneurs to be showcased at the Carter Holt Harvey New Zealand Innovation Pavilion at the America’s Cup Village from November 2002 until March 2003. In 2004, he was nominated for a prestigious World Technology Network Award in the education category and in 2005, he was appointed to the New Zealand Government’s Growth and Innovation Advisory Board.