Paulo Bala is a PhD candidate in Digital Media at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias (FCT) of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), with ITI-LARSyS as the host institution. Paulo holds a MA. of Entertainment Technology (2015) from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and University of Madeira (Portugal), and a BSc. (2010) and MSc. (2013) in Informatics Engineering from University of Madeira.

Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction; Virtual Reality; 360º Video; Augmented Reality; Entertainment Technology.


Selected Publications

Dynamic Field of View Restriction in 360º Video: Aligning Optical Flow and Visual SLAM to Mitigate VIMS

Bala, Paulo; Oakley, Ian; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno

Dynamic Field of View Restriction in 360º Video: Aligning Optical Flow and Visual SLAM to Mitigate VIMS Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2021.

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Staying on Track: a Comparative Study on the Use of Optical Flow in 360º Video to Mitigate VIMS

Bala, Paulo; Oakley, Ian; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno

Staying on Track: a Comparative Study on the Use of Optical Flow in 360º Video to Mitigate VIMS Inproceedings

In: ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, pp. 82–93, 2020.

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"When the Elephant Trumps": A Comparative Study on Spatial Audio for Orientation in 360º Videos

Bala, Paulo; Masu, Raul; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno

"When the Elephant Trumps": A Comparative Study on Spatial Audio for Orientation in 360º Videos Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2019.

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Visually induced motion sickness in 360 videos: comparing and combining visual optimization techniques.

Bala, Paulo; Dionísio, Dina; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno

Visually induced motion sickness in 360 videos: comparing and combining visual optimization techniques. Inproceedings

In: IEEE International Symposium for Mixed and Augmented Reality 2018, 2018.

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Cue Control: Interactive Sound Spatialization for 360º Videos

Bala, Paulo; Masu, Raul; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno

Cue Control: Interactive Sound Spatialization for 360º Videos Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, pp. 333–337, Springer, Cham, 2018.

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IVRUX: A tool for analyzing immersive narratives in virtual reality

Bala, Paulo; Dionisio, Mara; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno

IVRUX: A tool for analyzing immersive narratives in virtual reality Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, pp. 3–11, Springer, Cham, 2016.

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