Dr. Barrett Ens


  • Interaction design for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR)
  • Spatial user interfaces
  • In-situ data visualization
  • Wearable input sensors
  • Visualization and interaction for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Barrett's research interests include novel input methods for augmented reality, immersive analytics and situated data visualization. His work explores how to take advantage of human spatial abilities for manipulating and understanding information. Maturing technologies such as augmented reality (AR), the internet of things (IoT) and wearable computing devices allow us to begin integrating computing activities into the physical world. This fundamental change in interface design will provide new opportunities to interact with smart environments, explore large data sets, and solve everyday problems.

Barrett joined Monash University in 2018. Previously, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UniSA's Empathic Computing Lab. While completing his PhD program at the University of Manitoba, he completed two research internships with the User Interface Research Group at Autodesk Research.

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=HDnP1eoAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Barrett_Ens