Mark Billinghurst is Professor at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, and Professor in the Bio-Engineering Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He earned a PhD in 2002 from the University of Washington and researches how virtual and real worlds can be merged, publishing over 400 papers in topics such as wearable computing, and Augmented Reality. Prior to joining the University of South Australia he was founding Director of the HIT Lab NZ at the University of Canterbury. In 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.