Institute for Computer Research, CGL and HCI present a seminar on
“Is ‘Iron Man 2’ right? Re-investigating 3D user interfaces”
Prof. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
Department of Computer Science
York University, Toronto
Friday, October 21, 2011
DC 1304, Davis Centre, University of Waterloo
Three-dimensional (3D) user interfaces are popular in movies. There are also many current systems that enable people to interact with 3D content, including computer games. We re-investigate the ideas behind such 3D user interfaces and present innovative solutions based on the capabilities and limitations of both humans and technologies.
Dr. Stuerzlinger graduated with a Doctorate in Computer Science from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria in 1993. Then he moved to the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Supported by an Erwin-Schrödinger fellowship Dr. Stuerzlinger visited the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1997 (hosted by Prof. F. Brooks). In 1998, Dr. Stuerzlinger was appointed to the Department of Computer Science at York University in Toronto, Canada. There, he is a full professor and a member of the interdisciplinary Centre for Vision Research (CVR). Dr. Stuerzlinger is a member of the GRAND NCE (Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence) board, a journal editorial board, and numerous international program committees. He has also chaired several international scientific events. He is an author of more than a dozen patents. Dr. Stuerzlinger has supervised more than 35 graduate students to completion and published more than 100 refereed scientific papers. His group currently consists of a postdoc and 10 graduate students.
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