• Technical Conference:  23 – 26 September 2024
  • Science + Industry Showcase:   24 – 25 September 2024
  • Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, USA

2023 Theme: Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision

Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision provides a gateway to learning about unique and long-standing optical and computational challenges for displays. Today’s devices are only at the beginning of a long journey; numerous future optical innovations could help us reach perceptually realistic images with devices that ultimately appear to be ordinary eyeglasses.

Learn about the newest VR/AV technologies, lessons learned in building practical systems and what specific applications appear to be the most promising.

Theme Coordinators

Kaan Akşit, University College London, UK
Douglas Lanman, Reality Labs Research, Meta, USA

  • Jannick Rolland 175x175

    Visionary Speaker

    Jannick Rolland, Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering, Professor of Optics and Biomedical Engineering, Professor in the Center for Visual Science, Director, NSF/IUCRC: Center for Freeform Optics, Director, R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design and Engineering, University of Rochester, USA
    Talk Title: Shaping the Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality


Monday, 09 October
08:00 – 10:00
Room 315 

Your Next Wearable Spatial Computing Platform

Kripa Patel, Avegant, USA
Compact, Efficient Light Engines for AR Wearables

Stan Larroque, Lynx, Netherlands
Lynx-r R1: Mixed Reality Standalone Headset

Sehyun Park, LetinAR, Republic of Korea
KeplAR: All-around Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

Darran Milne, Vividq, UK
Computer-Generated Holography Algorithms

10:45 – 11:30

FiO Visionary Session I

Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, USA
Talk Title: Shaping the Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality

11:45 – 12:45
Room 315

Simulating the Next

Sanjay Gangadhara, ANSYS, USA
End-to-End Simulation in the Design of Advanced AR / VR Headsets

Congli Wang, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Differentiable Ray Tracing for Optical Design and Modeling

14:00 – 16:00
Room 315

Future's Wearable Displays

Aswin Sankaranarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Computational Imaging and Displays

Ryoichi Horisaki, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Computational Imaging with Randomness

Kaan Akşit, University College London, UK
Headsetless Holographic Virtual Reality Displays

Yuchen Ma, Tsinghua University, China
AR Cameras

16:30 – 18:30
Room 315

Emerging Meta Optics for AR/VR

Tian Gu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Programmable Metasurface

Ting Xu, Nanjing University, China
Plasmonic Metasurfaces

Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, USA
Compact Multi-Functional Imaging Systems Using Meta-Optics

Tuesday, 10 October
08:00 – 09:00
Room 315

Art and Perception

Linda Law, HoloCenter, USA
Art and Holography - An Unfolding Digital Future Evolving from an Optical Past

Hakan Urey, Koc Universitesi, Turkey
Holography, AR/VR and Eye Health

15:30 – 17:00
Room 315 

Design for Humans

Alexandre Chapiro, Meta Tech - Reality Labs Research, USA
Visible Difference Predictors: A Class of Metrics Based on Perception Science

Josef Spjut, NVIDIA Corp., USA
Constant Field of View Display Size Effects on First-Person Aiming Time

Qi Sun, New York University, USA
Color-Perception-Guided Display Power Reduction for Virtual Reality