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3 August 2022

Our course, Optimizing Vision and Visuals: Lectures on Cameras, Displays and Perception is available and online in SIGGRAPH 2022. This work is a collaboration between Koray Kavaklı, David Walton, Nick Antipa, Rafał Mantiuk, Douglas Lanman and Kaan Akşit.


23 June 2022

We are grateful to the Meta Reality Labs for supporting our research through the inclusive rendering initiative 2022. Their award will enable us to investigate inclusive graphics pipelines in terms of human visual perception. Their award is worth 75000 USD.


5 May 2022

Our panel, Telelife: A Vision of Remote Living in 2035, is presented at CHI 2022. This work is a collaboration between Kenan Bektaş, Jeeeun Kim, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Anthony Steed, Tobias Höllerer, Nataliya Kosmyna, Misha Sra, Jason Orlosky and Kaan Akşit.


14 March 2022

We introduce our work, Metameric Varifocal Holograms, at IEEE VR 2022. This work is a collaboration between David R. Walton, Koray Kavakli, Rafael Kuffner dos Anjos, David Swapp, Tim Weyrich, Hakan Urey, Anthony Steed, Tobias Ritschel and Kaan Akşit. David Walton presented the work at the conference.

Kaan Akşit served as program committee for journal papers, and also as technical achievement and lifetime achievement awards committee member.

11 March 2022

Kaan Akşit together with Jannick Rolland and Babak Amirsolaimani is acting as a guest editor for Journal of Optical Microsystems from SPIE at a special issue targetting optics research in augmented, virtual and mixed reality. Here is a link for call flyer and to submit your work, please follow this link.


23 February 2022

Kaan Akşit serves as a program committee for EGSR 2022, which will take place as a hybrid conference, virtual and physically located in Czech Republic's Prag.


24 January 2022

We presented two invited talks at SPIE's Photonics West. Our first talk is on Perceptually guided computer-generated holography, and our second talk is on Beaming Displays: Towards Displayless Augmented Reality Near-eye Displays.

17 January 2022

We thank the next byte podcast for covering our collaboration on SensiCut project with MIT. They did a great job in explaining our in their podcast. You can reach the podcast using this link.



29 November 2021

Our vision, "Telelife: The Future of Remote Living", is published at Frontiers in Virtual Reality. We share our vision for the future, specifically in the year 2035.

12 November 2021

Our invited work, "Learned Holographic Light Transport", is published at Optica's Applied Optics. We show that light transport can be made more accurate by learning hardware dependent kernels.

8 November 2021

We are grateful to the Royal Society for awarding us with their research grants 2021 round two scheme. Their award will enable us to invent new holographic light transport models in the future. This is award is worth 14994.65 GBP. The title of our submission is Learned models for Computer-Generated Holography.


1-2 November 2021

In collaboration with Meta Reality Laboratory's Douglas Lanman, we helped organise a successful augmented reality and virtual reality theme at Optica's Frontiers in Optics 2021. Kaan Akşit presented his work on holographic beaming displays proposal at the same event.



18 February 2021

We appear on UCL news for receiving UCL-Osaka university strategic partnership fund.


4 January 2021

Kaan Akşit joined University College London's computer science department as an Associate Professor. He is now part of the Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics group, and he leads the Computational light laboratory.



17 November 2020

Kaan Akşit and Jason Orlosky They have been granted UCL-Osaka University Strategic Parner Funds funds. This award is worth 10000 GBP. The title of our submission is Development of a joint Telelife technology seminar using virtual reality.


1 August 2020

Kaan Akşit has left his Senior Research scientist position at NVIDIA in the US, and accepted to join University College London's computer science department as an Associate Professor.