Hi, I am

Christian!

I have always been interested in Computer science, thus I joined a secondary technical college with computing background back in the days. After that, I studied at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and graduated with a Master of Science degree to combine my interests in computing and media. Since 2009, I have been part of the Media Interaction Lab and was involved in many of the fancy interaction projects going on, including research on interactive tables, interactive whiteboards and flexible interaction. My current research focuses on how flexible sensing technologies could serve as potential next-generation interface. Now, I am right on track to finish my PhD dealing with Multimodal Piezoelectric Sensing in the context of Human Computer Interaction at JKU Linz.

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Education

Doctoral programme

10/2012 – current
Degree in Computer Science
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Master Programme

10/2009 – 09/2011
Interactive Media, Master of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

Bachelor Programme

10/2006 – 09/2009
Media Technology & Design, Bachelor of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

Secondary Technical College

09/2000– 09/2005
Electronic Data Processing, Matura
HTBLA Leonding, Austria

Work Experience

Media Interaction Lab

10/2009 – current
Research and Teaching Associate
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria

National University of Singapore (NUS)

07/2013 – 09/2013
Research Internship
(cutecenter.nus.edu.sg)

RZL Software GmbH

Summer 2006, 2007, 2008
Software Developer
(www.rzlsoftware.at)

we-inspire GmbH

10/2014 – 03/2016
Senior Developer, part-time
(we-inspire.eu)

innpuls Media Agency

02/2009 – 07/2009
Student Intern, Multimedia Producer
(www.innpuls.at)

Siemens AG Österreich

Summer 2004, 2005
Software Developer
(www.siemens.at)

Teaching

Computer Graphics 1 (OpenGL, Java)

10/2011– current
Media Technology and Design,
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria

Computer Graphics 2 (OpenGL, WPF)

10/2011– 07/2012
Media Technology and Design,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria

Tutor

10/2007 – 07/2011
Multiple Classes (Computer Graphics, Algorithms and Data Structures, Introduction to Programming, Object-oriented Programming, Applied Software Development)
Media Technology and Design,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria

Awards

Best Paper, UIST 2016

Best Paper Award (ProCover)

People’s choice Best Demo, UIST 2014

People’s choice Best Demo Honorable Mention (FlexSense)

Best Poster Award, IDTechEx 2013

Best Poster Award, IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2013 (PyzoFlex®)

Europrix Multimedia Awards, 2010

Winner “Content Tools & Interface Design” (NiCE Formular Editor)

Grand Prix du Jury, Laval Virtual 2010

Winner (CRISTAL)

Best Emerging Technologies Award, Siggraph 2009

Winner (CRISTAL)

Best Paper, CHI 2016

Best Paper Award (FlexCase)

Best contributed paper, Rank Prize 2013

Best contributed paper at the symposium (PyzoFlex®)

Edison der Preis Innovation Award, 2012

Silver in “Technology-oriented Ideas” (NiCE Idea Wall)

RTT Emerging Technology Contest, 2010

Austrian State Prize for Multimedia & e-Business, 2009

Winner “Innovation Award” (CRISTAL)

RTT Emerging Technology Contest, 2009

Winner (CRISTAL)

Publications

proCover: Sensory Augmentation of Prosthetic Limbs Using Smart Textile Covers

J. Leong, F. Parzer Patrick Perteneder, T. Babic, C. Rendl, A. Vogl, O. A. Egger Hubert, and M. Haller, 2016. In UIST16: 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 2016.

FlexTiles: A Flexible, Stretchable, Formable, Pressure Sensitive, Tactile Input Sensor

P. Parzer, K. Probst, T. Babic, C. Rendl, A. Vogl, A. Olwal, M. Haller, 2016. In Proceedings of the 34th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, San Jose, CA, USA, 2016.

Presstures: Exploring Pressure-Sensitive Multi-Touch Gestures On Trackpads

C. Rendl, P. Greindl, K. Probst, M. Behrens, and M. Haller, 2014. In CHI14: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2014.

Invited Demo: Pyzoflex – Printed Piezoelectric Pressure Sensing Foil

C. Rendl, P. Greindl, M. Haller, M. Zirkl, B. Stadlober, and P. Hartmann, 2012. In Mensch & Computer 2012 – Workshopband: interaktiv informiert – allgegenwärtig und allumfassend!?, Oldenbourg Verlag, München, Germany, pp. 549-552.

Kolibri – Tiny And Fast Gestures For Large Pen-Based Surfaces

J. Leitner, F. Perteneder, C. Liu, C. Rendl, and M. Haller, 2013. In Proceedings of the 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems, Paris, France, 2013. pp. 1789-1798.

CRISTAL, Control Of Remotely Interfaced Systems Using Touch-Based Actions In Living Spaces

T. Seifried, C. Rendl, F. Perteneder, J. Leitner, M. Haller, D. Sakamoto, J. Kato, M. Inami, and S. D. Scott, 2009. In SIGGRAPH 09: ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Emerging Technologies, New York, NY, USA, 2009.

FlexCase: Enhancing Mobile Interaction With A Flexible Sensing And Display Cover

C. Rendl, D. Kim, P. Parzer, S. Fanello, M. Zirkl, G. Scheipl, M. Haller, and S. Izadi, 2016. In Proceedings of the 34nd International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, 2016.

FlexSense: A Transparent Self-Sensing Deformable Surface

C. Rendl, D. Kim, S. Fanello, P. Parzer, C. Rhemann, J. Taylor, M. Zirkl, G. Scheipl, T. Rothländer, S. Izadi, and M. Haller, 2014. In UIST14: 27th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2014. pp. 129-138.

PyzoFlex: Printed Piezoelectric Pressure Sensing Foil

C. Rendl, P. Greindl, M. Haller, M. Zirkl, B. Stadlober, and P. Hartmann, 2012. In UIST ’12: Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, New York, NY, USA, pp. 509-518.

Regional Undo/Redo Techniques for Large Interactive Surfaces

T. Seifried, C. Rendl, M. Haller, and S. D. Scott, 2012. In CHI 12: Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2012.

NiCE Formula Editor

J. Leitner, C. Rendl, F. Perteneder, A. Gokcezade, T. Seifried, M. Haller, R. Zeleznik, and A. Bragdon, 2010. In SIGGRAPH 10: ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Talks, New York, NY, USA, 2010.

CRISTAL: Design And Implementation Of A Remote Control System Based On A Multi-Touch Display

T. Seifried, M. Haller, S. D. Scott, F. Perteneder, C. Rendl, D. Sakamoto, and M. Inami, 2009. In The ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2009, 2009, pp. 37-44.

My Projects
  • Idea Archipelago

    Idea Archipelago

    IdeaGarden

  • Presstures

    Presstures

    EcoTouch

  • Kolibri

    Kolibri

    IdeaGarden, NiCE

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