Tejaswini Mallikarjun

Tejaswini Mallikarjun

Postgrad

I have completed my Bachelors of Engineering in Information Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India and currently pursuing a Master degree in Computer science management at The University of Queensland, Australia. I have experience in developing mobile applications, web design and development, and Systems engineering. My active interests in Human-computer interaction technologies are virtual reality, augmented reality and speech recognition. I worked on an augmented reality project which assists in implementing an AR application that provides contextual information, interaction, and navigation regarding the availability of vacant study spots at UQ. I am currently working on VR technology for my thesis project under the guidance of Dr. Arindam Dey where the technology helps to explore environments and provide real-time feedback.

Projects

  • Biofeedback in Virtual Reality

    Virtual reality (VR) interfaces is an influential medium to trigger emotional changes in humans. However, there is little research on making users of VR interfaces aware of their own and in collaborative interfaces, one another's emotional state. In this project, through a series of system development and user evaluations, we are investigating how physiological data such as heart rate, galvanic skin response, pupil dilation, and EEG can be used as a medium to communicate emotional states either to self (single user interfaces) or the collaborator (collaborative interfaces). The overarching goal is to make VR environments more empathetic and collaborators more aware of each other's emotional state.