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


ACM Europe Council Best Paper Award 2018

Best Paper Award (RESi)

Best Paper, UIST 2016

Best Paper Award (ProCover)

People’s choice Best Demo, UIST 2014

People’s choice Best Demo Honorable Mention (FlexSense)

Best Paper, UIST 2018

Best Paper Award (RESi)

Best Paper, CHI 2016

Best Paper Award (FlexCase)


RESi: A Highly Flexible, Pressure-Sensitive, Imperceptible Textile Interface Based on Resistive Yarns

P. Parzer, F. Perteneder, K. Probst, C. Rendl, J. Leong, S. Schütz, A. Vogl, R. Schwödiauer, M. Kaltenbrunner, S. Bauer, and M. Haller in UIST2018: Proceedings of the 31th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Berlin, Germany, 2018. to be published

StretchEBand: Enabling Fabric-based Interactions through Rapid Fabrication of Textile Stretch Sensors

A. Vogl, P. Parzer, T. Babic, J. Leong, A. Olwal, and M. Haller, 2017.  in CHI 17: Proceedings of the 35th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, Denver, CO, USA, 2017. 

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

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.

SmartSleeve: Real-time Sensing of Surface and Deformation Gestures on Flexible, Interactive Textiles, using a Hybrid Gesture Detection Pipeline

P. Parzer, A. Sharma, A. Vogl, J. Steimle, A. Olwal, and M. Haller, 2017. in UIST2017: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2017. 

ProCover: Sensory Augmentation Of Prosthetic Limbs Using Smart Textile Covers

J. Leong, P. Parzer, 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.

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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