Professional Pictures and Bios
Here are the pictures I generally use when someone wants a promo picture for a talk or other web page. While my hair isn't always this colorful, it's a nice change from the "grey-haired old white dude" look.
Some biographies follow.
Blair MacIntyre is Global Head of Immersive Technology and Spatial Computing Research for JPMorgan Chase and Co. His research group seeks to understand how these technologies can be used effectively to benefit the company, its employees, and customers. Drawing on the expertise of stakeholders across the company, we create and evaluate novel solutions and prototype applications, publishing the results in top scientific conferences and journals, and transferring the results to product teams within the company where appropriate. He is on leave from Northeastern University, where he is a Professor in the College of Art, Media, and Design and in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He was a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech for 23 years, where he directed the Augmented Environments Lab's work on the design and implementation of interactive mixed-reality and augmented-reality environments. His current research interest is collaborative mixed reality, in particular using distributed, social mixed reality to support online conferences, meetings, and teaching. Over the years, he has worked on programming and design tools for AR, understanding the potential of AR as a new medium for games, entertainment, education and work. He has also investigated military, industrial, and enterprise uses of AR. He has been working on bringing AR to the web since 2008, when he started the open-source Argon project, and was a Principal Research Scientist at Mozilla helping lead their web-based AR/VR efforts from 2016-2020 and was a co-designer of the initial WebXR APIs. He has been doing research in augmented reality since 1991, is actively involved with numerous conferences and workshops, speaks and consults regularly, and has published over 100 academic papers in the field.
Blair MacIntyre is Global Head of Immersive Technology and Spatial Computing Research for JPMorgan Chase and Co. He is on leave from Northeastern University, where he is a Professor in the College of Art, Media, and Design and in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. He has been doing AR research since 1991, and founded the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Tech in 1999 where he was a Professor until 2022. He has been working on bringing AR to the web since 2008, including spending 2016-2020 at Mozilla working on web-based AR/VR. His research is currently focused on using distributed, social mixed reality to support online conferences, meetings, and teaching. He has worked on AR systems in military, industrial, enterprise, educational, and gaming domains, and consults on technical, design, and legal issues in AR.