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Owen Noel Newton Fernando

  • PhD
  • Senior Researcher and Principle Investigator
  • Nanyang Technogical University
  • 45PublicationsNumber of items in Owen Noel Newton's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 17Followers

Research interests

Entertainment computing Mobile Computing Mixed & Augmented Reality Collaborative Virtual Environments Human computer interfaces

About

Dr. Fernando is a Senior Researcher and Principle Investigator at the Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities (COSMIC) in Nanyang Technological University where he conducts research projects which aim to empower the people in the middle of the pyramid through social media innovations that improve the way they live, work, and play. Before he joined the COSMIC Centre, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the CUTE Centre in the National University of Singapore, and contributed his knowledge to several projects which were focusing on introducing innovative modes of Interactive and Digital Media. In 2008, he completed a term of six months as a Visiting Research Fellow (Post-Doc) at the Academic Centre for Computing and Media Studies of Kyoto University. He is also an associate faculty at SIM University (Singapore) where he teaches “Computer Interactive Graphics” and “Virtual Reality Systems.” He has published his works in highly competitive Journals (MIT Press’ journal “Presence,” Oxford Press’ journal “IEICE Trans. Inf. & Syst.,” and “IEEE Trans. Syst. Man and Cybern.”) and prestigious conferences (ACM DIS, IEEE ISMAR, and ACM SIGGRAPH). His research has been received several international awards, including Nokia UbiMedia MindTrek and Laval Virtual Revolution. Some of his research achievements received considerable press and media attention. For instance, “Petimo: Safe Social Networking Robot for Children” was broadcast on Science Channel in USA and on Discovery Channel worldwide. He has also been awarded with several highly competitive scholarships, including the prestigious Japanese Government (MEXT: Monbukagakusho) Scholarship. He was an invited reviewer for several conferences and journals, including IEEE VR, ACE, ICEC, MobileHCI, ACM CiE, IJCiNi, and AHCI. He served as a program committee member for several conferences, including IEEE VR, ACE, ICEC, etc. He was a guest editor for AHCI journal and Associate Editor for ACM CiE. He is currently an associate editor for the International Journal of Interactivity (Analogness & Digitalness).

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Publications (5)

  • (Re)constructing the Bukit Brown Cemetery using Augmented Reality

    • Natalie Pang
    • Owen Noel Newton Fernando
    • Chamika Deshan
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  • AmbiKraf: A Nonemissive Fabric Display for Fast Changing Textile Animation

    • Peiris R
    • Tharakan M
    • Fernando N
    • et al.
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  • dMarkers: ubiquitous dynamic makers for augmented reality

    • Peiris R
    • Fernando O
    • Bee C
    • et al.
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  • Awareware: Narrowcasting Attributes for Selective Attention, Privacy, and Multipresence

    • Cohen M
    • Newton Fernando O
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  • Personal Practically Panoramic ” Multimodal Interfaces

    • Kanno K
    • Fernando N
    • Bolhassan A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Senior Researcher and Principle Investigator

Nanyang Technogical University

April 2002 - Present

Senior research Fellow

Nataional University of Singapore

January 2011 - March 2012(a year)

Associate Lecture

SIM University

January 2011 - December 2011(a year)

Information Director

CiE: Computers in Entertainment

January 2010 - December 2011(2 years)

Visiting Researcher

Kyoto Univeristy

October 2007 - May 2008(7 months)

Visiting Researcher

The University of Electro-Communications

April 2007

Research Assistant

The University of Aizu

October 2003 - September 2006(3 years)

Teaching Assistant

The University of Aizu

October 2001 - September 2003(2 years)

Systems Analyst

Peoples Bank

December 1988 - August 2001(13 years)

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

The University of Aizu

October 2003 - September 2006(3 years)

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering

The University of Aizu

October 2001 - September 2003(2 years)

B.Sc. in Computer Science

University of Colombo School of Computing

April 1994 - September 1998(4 years)