Hello, my name is Kadek!

I am an HCI researcher and educator at Action Lab, Monash University, Australia, under the supervision of Prof. Patrick Olivier. I am also affiliated with Embodied Visualisation Group (under Prof. Tim Dwyer). Before re-joining Monash, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Wearable Computer Lab, University of South Australia (under Emeritus Prof. Bruce Thomas, A/Prof Ross Smith, and Dr. Andrew Cunningham). I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Monash University (under A/Prof. Bernhard Jenny, Dr. Barrett Ens, Dr. Maxime Cordeil, and Prof. Tobias Czauderna).
I am passionate about innovative computing technology utilised to design effective representations and intuitive interaction techniques for understanding complex information. My research approach is focused on potential impacts, small steps toward a well-defined long-term vision, and collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts. A large part of my work revolves around techniques for understanding data through visualisation and/or multi-sensory data representations enabled by spatial computing technologies. Here area selected papers that I have published with my collaborators:

- ProxSituated Visualization (CHI ’23)

- Tangible Globes for Data Visualisation in AR (CHI ’22)
📢 Led to collaboration with David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford University

- Quantitative Data Visualisation on Virtual Globes (CHI ’21)
📢 Featured in the Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, Fourth Edition textbook (2022)

- Maps Around Me (ISS ’20)

- AR Map Navigation with Freehand Gestures (VR ’19)

- Active Proxy Dashboard (CHI ’23)



My colleague and I are launching a new initiative named Bali Digital Heritage Initiative (BADHI) aimed at empowering Balinese communities in the preservation of the Balinese culture through digitalisation efforts. We invite you to join us on this journey towards positive change.

Globes App

The Globes application for VisionPro that we develop in collaboration with the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford Unviersity has been published. Check it out on Apple Store.