Extended Reality Tech

February 18, 2022
Kathryn Hays

Kathryn Hays, a doctoral student in information science and a research associate in UNT’s xREZ Art + Science Lab, is currently working on research in spatial computing, segmentation 3D and human-computer interaction. Hays — who received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from UNT before earning a Master of Science in cognitive neuroscience from UT Dallas — is exploring multi-user collaboration with immersive, extended reality technologies and how embodiment mediates interaction with technology, specifically by examining how sharing eye gaze between users can promote interaction and collaboration within these contexts. By understanding emergent issues through a human-oriented perspective, she hopes her work can contribute to developing novel systems and technologies that enable human users to meaningfully interact and utilize information.