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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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