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I am Michael,

Michael Haller is a professor at the department of Interactive Media of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Hagenberg, Austria), where he is founder and director of the Media Interaction Lab (www.mi-lab.org), responsible for computer graphics & human-computer interaction. His core areas of expertise are smart graphics and interaction developing next-generation user interfaces. He received Dipl.-Ing. (1997), Dr. techn. (2001), and Habilitation (2007) degrees from Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.

His current focus is on innovative interaction techniques and smart interfaces for next generation working environments. Currently, he leads a team of over 10 researchers and students. He has been awarded the Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship Award, Google Research Award, Europrix Top Talent Award, Best ACM SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies Award, and Microsoft Imagine Cup. Four of his papers were awarded best paper or honorable mention at top HCI venues.

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Education

Habilitation for Applied Computer Science

03/2007
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

PhD

01/2001
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
concluded studies with doctoral degree (Dr. techn.)

Master of Science

01/1998
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Work Experience

Media Technology and Design

10/2000 – present
Teaching & Research
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria

National University of Singapore

Summer 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
Research and Teaching Associate
Interactive and Digital Media Institute,
National University of Singapore (NUS)

University of Southern California (USC)

06/2005– 10/2005
Los Angeles,
USA Summer

Human Interface Technology Laboratory

11/2004– 05/2005
University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand

Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing (FAW)

10/1997– 10/2000
Research Assistant
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Teaching

Lecture and Lab in Computer Graphics 1 (basic course in computer graphics)

Media Technology and Design,
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria

Lecture and Lab in Computer Graphics 2 (advanced course in computer graphics)

Media Technology and Design,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria

Lecture and Lab in Shader Programming

Media Technology and Design,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria

Lecture in Advanced Computer Graphics (graduate course)

Interactive Media,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria

Lecture in Collaborative Systems Design (graduate course)

Interactive Media,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria

Introduction to Scientific Work (graduate course)

Interactive Media,
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria

Awards

Best Paper, CHI 2016

Best Paper Award, CHI 2016
(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)

Europrix Multimedia Awards, 2010

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

Best Emerging Technologies Award, Siggraph 2009

Winner (CRISTAL)

RTT Emerging Technology Contest, 2009

Winner (CRISTAL)

People’s choice Best Demo, UIST 2014

People’s choice Best Demo Honorable Mention
UIST 2014
(FlexSense)

Best Poster Award, IDTechEx 2013

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

Grand Prix du Jury, Laval Virtual 2010

Winner
(CRISTAL)

RTT Emerging Technology Contest, 2010

Austrian State Prize for Multimedia & e-Business, 2009

Winner “Innovation Award” (CRISTAL)

Publications

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.

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.

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.

Glowworms and Fireflies: Ambient Light on Large Interactive Surfaces

F. Perteneder, E. Grossauer, J. Leong, W. Stuerzlinger, and M. Haller, 2016.  in Proceedings of the 34nd International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, 2016.

A Chair As Ubiquitous Input Device: Exploring Semaphoric Chair Gestures For Focused And Peripheral Interaction

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, and A. Schrempf, 2014. In CHI14: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 4097–4106.

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.

Exploring The Use Of Distributed Multiple Monitors Within An Activity-Promoting Sit-And-Stand Office Workspace

K. Probst, D. Lindlbauer, F. Perteneder, M. Haller, B. Schwartz, and A. Schrempf, 2013. In INTERACT ’13: Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 476-493.

cLuster: Smart Clustering of FreeHand Sketches on Large Interactive Surfaces

F. Perteneder, M. Bresler, E. Grossauer, J. Leong, and M. Haller, 2015.  in UIST15: 28th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2015. to be published

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