Hi, I am Allison

I am a Lecturer at RMIT University and an adjunct Researcher at the Empathic Computing Lab led by Prof Mark Billinghurst at the University of South Australia. My research focuses on using biosignal (gaze, facial, physiological) as "superpower" input (ML-trained) and output (visual augmentation), designing immersive interfaces, and incorporating multimodal interaction techniques to support empathic Mixed Reality collaboration and Human-AI interaction (AI+XR). I have a PhD (HCI), MS (HCI) and BA(Economics).

Based in Melbourne (current) /Seattle (home), my user-driven approaches are derived from years of customer-focused tech industry and academic experience. Previously I have worked with Meta Reality Labs (Research), Microsoft, Xbox, Amazon, startup, NGO, and research centres in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia...>>

About Me

Exprience

My Research...

My research focuses on using biosignals such as eye tracking, facial expressions, and physiological cues (GSR, heart rate, breathing rate) as "super power" input (ML-trained) and output (visual augmentation) in XR, to support empathic Human-AI Mixed Reality collaboration (XR+AI)

I completed my PhD research at the Empathic Computing Lab led by Prof Mark Billinghurst and Dr Gun Lee at the University of South Australia, where I investigated gaze-supported multimodal interaction techniques (gaze with hand, speech or physiological cues) and interface designs in Mixed Reality remote collaboration. I subsequently published four full papers and four technical posters at IEEE VR, ISMAR, FrontiersVR, PACM HCI (CSCW), ACM CHI, SigGraph, and SigGraph Asia for my PhD topic. I completed my Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of St Andrews (UK), where I worked on collaborative Immersive Analytics under Prof Aaron Quigley. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, where I built my analysis skills.


My Collaboration

I have collaborated with Meta Reality Labs Research (RLR), ETRI Korea, and DSTG. I am currently in close collaboration with Empathic Computing Lab (University of South Australia and University of Auckland), and the University of Adelaide.


Teaching and Supervising...

I am currently a Lecturer (similar to an Assistant Professor role in North America) at the RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. I supervise and teach human-AI related XR topics. Currently, I have one PhD student (co-supervise with Professor Mark Billinghurst) and 2 research interns from Australia, USA and China. Please reach out at allison.jing@rmit.edu.au if you share a similar research interest and are considering doing a PhD/Masters/Honours with us.


Previous Expriences...

Previously, I interned at Meta Reality Labs Research (RLR), Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE), St Andrews Computer-Human Interaction research group (SACHI), and China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) in Australia, Europe, and Asia.

Served clients from tech, startup, NGO, and gaming industries, I also acquired a wide range of skillsets designing for both enterprise and consumer products. I worked as a Product Designer and Content Manager for ChefUS (Bay area cloud kitchen startup), Xbox, Microsoft, Amazon Game Studios, SWACS (a Scottish NGO) from both Europe and North America.


Personal Interests...

Apart from doodling, I am also an avid traveller and have since lived in the US (Bellevue WA as my home base), China, Singapore, Australia, and the UK. I enjoy learning local culture while living on different continents. I also like to play PC/console games and do outdoor activities.


Keywords: Collaborative Visualization | Multimodal Interaction | Rapid Prototyping | UX Research | 3D Interface Design | System Design | Product Design | Empathic Computing



Teaching & Supervision

RMIT University

2024 - Semester 2, Lecturer/Course Coordinator, Mixed Reality (UG/PG COSC2476/77)

2024 - Semester 1, Teaching Lead, Programming Bootcamp1 (COSC2801)

2024 - Now, 1 PhD Student co-supervising with Prof Mark Billinghurst and Dr Theophilus Teo (UniSA)

2024 - Now, 2 research interns (University of Washington, Beijing Jiaotong University)

2024 - Now, Associate investigator for the CSIRO Data61 Next Gen Graduate Program


Eynesbury College

2023 - 2023, Lecturer/Course Coordinator, IT Fundementals (INFT1016)


University of South Australia & Empathic Computing Lab

2020 - 2023, 3 finished research interns (Rice University, IIIT India, Institute of Space Technology)

2023, TA/Tutor, System Requirements & User Experiences (INFS1026)

2021 - 2023, TA/Tutor, Data Structures Essentials (COMP 2012)

2021, TA/Tutor, Agile Development and Governance (INFS 2041)

2021, TA/Tutor, Project Studio (INFS 2043)

2020, TA/Tutor, Programming Fundamentals (COMP 1040)

2020 - 2022, Assessor, ICT Project (INFT 3025)


Flinders Univeristy

2013 - Semester 1, Tutor/Student Engagement, Economics For Bussiness (BUSN1013)



Academic Services

Program Chair: UbiComp 2024 - Video Chair, MobileHCI 2024 - Workshop/Tutorial Chair,Augmented Humans 2024 - Demo Chair, IUI 2023 - Student Volunteer Chair

Associate Chair: CSCW 2024, MobileHCI 2024, ETRA 2024/2023

Program Committee: IUI 2022-2024,ISMAR&TVCG 2022-2024, MobileHCI 2024, ETRA 2022-2024, COGAIN 2022-2023

Reviewer: UIST 2024, VR 2024, MobileHCI 2024, IUI 2021-2024, ISMAR 2022-2024 Conference & journal, ETRA 2022-2024, TEI 2023, ICAT 2023, CHI 2023, SUI 2022, VRST 2021

Invited Talk: Roundtable sessions for AI and Interaction at SIGGRAPH 2022, Expert panel discussion for AR&VR ATN Future of Tech

Media Coverage: Eye spy: building inspectors may soon be shooting laser beams, saving the construction industry millions of dollars 11 April, 2023



Memebership and Association

Member of the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (UniSA)

Member of the Centre for Human-AI Information Environments (RMIT)



Internship, Volenteer, Awards & Social Activities

2023, Runner-up Team Member, XR Workshop (Christchurch, New Zealand)

2022, Research Scientist Intern, Meta Reality Labs – Research (Redmond, WA)

2021, Coding Tutor, AR Workshop & Hackathon by IVE (Adelaide, Australia)

2018, National Finalist Team Member, Deloitte UK Cyber “Capture The Flag” (London, UK)

2011, Exchange Student, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (Singapore)

2010, Intern, China Development Research Foundation (Beijing, China)

2010, Conference Interpreter, China Development Forum (Beijing, China)

2008, Volunteer English Teacher, Shape the Future - Turkey (Bursa, Turkey)

Publications

2023
Allison Jing, Michael Frederick, Monica Sewell, Amy Karlson, Brian Simpson, Missie Smith
2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Sydney, Australia, 2023, pp. 849-858
2023
Jeremy McDade, Allison Jing, Andrew Cunningham
arXiv preprint arXiv:2310.07458
2023
Jeremy McDade, Allison Jing, Tasha Stanton, Ross Smith
In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 41, 1–8.
2022
Allison Jing, Kieran May, Brandon Matthews, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst
Proceedings ACM Human-Computer Interaction 6, CSCW2, Article 463 (November 2022), 27 pages.
2022
Allison Jing, Kunal Gupta, Jeremy McDade, Gun A Lee, Mark Billinghurst
IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), Singapore, Singapore, 2022, pp. 837-846.
2022
Allison Jing, Kunal Gupta, Jeremy McDade, Gun A Lee, Mark Billinghurst
In ACM SIGGRAPH 2022 Posters (SIGGRAPH '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 29, 1–2.
2022
Allison Jing, Kunal Gupta, Jeremy McDade, Gun A Lee, Mark Billinghurst
2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Christchurch, New Zealand, 2022, pp. 250-259.
2022
Kieran W. May, Allison Jing, James Walsh, Ross T. Smith, Ning Gu, Bruce H. Thomas
IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct (ISMAR-Adjunct), Singapore, Singapore, 2022, pp. 776-781.
2022
Jeremy McDade, Adam Drogemuller, Allison Jing, Nick Ireland, James Walsh, Bruce Thomas, Wolfgang Mayer, Andrew Cunningham
IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct (ISMAR-Adjunct), Singapore, Singapore, 2022, pp. 899-900.
2021
Allison Jing, Kieran May, Brandon Matthews, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst
In SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Posters (SA '21 Posters). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 16, 1–2.
2021
Allison Jing, Kieran May, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst
Frontiers in Virtual Reality 2, 697367
2021
Allison Jing, Kieran May, Mahnoor Naeem, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst
In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 283, 1–7.
2021
Allison Jing, Kieran May, Mahnoor Naeem, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst
In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '21). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 188, 1–4.
2020
Seungwon Kim, Allison Jing, Hanhoon Park, Gun A. Lee, Weidong Huang, Mark Billinghurst
In IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 224145-224161.
2020
Seungwon Kim, Allison Jing, Hanhoon Park, Soo-hyung Kim, Gun A. Lee, Mark Billinghurst
The 9th International Conference on Smart Media and Applications. SMA, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 1-6.
2019
Allison Jing, Chenyang Xiang, Seungwon Kim, Mark Billinghurst, Aaron Quigley
In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (VRCAI '19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 55, 1–2.