Mark Billinghurst is Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the University of Auckland. He earned a PhD in 2002 from the University of Washington and researches innovative computer interfaces that explore how virtual and real worlds can be merged, publishing over 300 papers in topics such as wearable computing, Augmented Reality and mobile interfaces. Prior to joining the University of Auckland he was Director of the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury and the Empathic Computing Lab at the University of South Australia, and he has previously worked at British Telecom, Nokia, Google and the MIT Media Laboratory.