Research expertise

The Spectral Lab is currently spearheaded by UNB’s Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab, under the leadership of Dr. Scott Bateman.

Human-Computer Interaction Lab

The HCI Lab is a leader in research in immersive technologies, with a focus on facilitating remote collaborative work. Their research also includes human-robot interaction, mixed reality, novel interactions and game design. The lab often targets applications in health and therapy, such as training and rehabilitation, and collaboration for work and play. Dr. Bateman and his research team have been providing support to commercial teams working in the aerospace sector for over 3 years.

Dr. Scott Bateman

Dr. Scott Bateman is an associate professor of computer science at UNB and director of the HCI Lab. His current research focuses on designing and building technology that works best for people, particularly novel input interactions, visual analytics and computer-based collaboration.

Research team

The current Spectral research team includes:

  • Dr. Scott Bateman, research director
  • Ian Smith, PhD student
  • Oyindolapo Komolafe, master's student
  • Colin Brett, master's student
  • Cole Campbell, master's student

Industry partner: Kognitiv Spark

Fredericton-based Kognitiv Spark is a global leader in industrial support software and is currently providing spatial computing capabilities to global OEMs and the aerospace industry supply chain. Their success has been supported by applied research at UNB through a long-standing collaboration with the HCI Lab.

Kognitiv Spark will provide advisory support to the Spectral team from:

  • Duncan McSporran, co-founder and COO
  • Ryan Groom, co-founder and CTO