Professor Bruce Hunter Thomas Ph.D. – Augmented and Virtual Reality a Scientific Tool
Professor Thomas is the current the Deputy Director of the Advanced Computing Research Centre and Co-Director of the Wearable Computer Laboratory at the University of South Australia.
He is currently a CSIRO Adjunct Science Fellow, Senior Member of the ACM, Senior Member of the IEEE, and Visiting Professor (Global) Keio University. His current research interests include: wearable computers, user interfaces, augmented reality, virtual reality, visualisation,
CSCW, tabletop display interfaces, and the use of cognitive psychology in virtual environments research.
Prof. Thomas’ academic qualifications include the following:
1) B.A. in Physics, George Washington University;
2) M.S. in Computer Science, University of Virginia with a thesis titled:
Pipeline Pyramids in Dynamic Scenes; and
3) Ph.D. in Computer Science, Flinders University with a thesis titled:
Animating Direct Manipulation in Human Computer Interfaces
Prof. Thomas has over 200 publications, has been cited over 5800 times, and has an h-index of 39 as calculated by Google Citations. His experience includes working at the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia since 1990. He has run his own computer consultancy company. He was a Computer Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (A major US government laboratory for the Department of Commerce.), and a software engineer for the Computer Sciences Corporation and the General Electric Company.