Hi! I am

Patrick Parzer

born in Linz and raised in Hagenberg a village consisting of farmers and coders. After I finished my Bachelor in Automation Technology in Wels I started with Embedded Systems Design in Hagenberg. An exchange program at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology inspired my interest for human-computer interaction. After I came home from my exchange program and inspired by human-computer interaction I became part of the team. There I was able to use and gain my knowledge in electronics, sensing technologies and human-computer interaction. In 2015 I started my PhD with focus on measurement electronics, signal processing and software, which enables the use of flexible sensors (resistive and piezoelectric) in the field of human computer interaction.

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Doctoral programme

2015 – current
Degree in Computer Science
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Embedded Systems Design

2012 – 2014
Master of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

Computer Science

2013– 2014
Master of Science in Engineering
University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, Computer Science
Exchange Program

Automation Technology

2009 – 2012
Master of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

Work Experience


2014 – current
Research Associate



Sauter Linz

2011 – 2013
Software Developer


2005 & 2007 & 2010
Software Developer

Siemens VAI

2004 & 2007
Software Developer


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

P. Parzer, K. Probst, T. Babic, C. Rendl, A. Vogl, A. Olwal and M. Haller, 2016. in Ext. Abstracts CHI 2016: Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, San José, CA, USA, 2016. to be published

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.

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