The Media Interaction Lab.

Peter Brandl

CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr. Peter Brandl
Date of Birth: November 27th 1976, Graz, Austria
Tel: +43 664 20 97 157
e-Mail: peter.brandl[at]fh-hagenberg.at

EDUCATION

10/2005 – current
PhD candidate, Institute for Telecooperation
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

10/1999 – 07/2003
Graduate Engineer, Media Technology and Design
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria
Graduation passed with high distinction

10/1995 – 06/1998
Telematics, Technical University of Graz

09/1987 – 06/1995
Grammer School (BRG)
Koeroesistrasse, Graz
All levels passed with high distinction

WORK EXPERIENCE

06/2005 – current
Research Associate
Media Interaction Lab, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria
(mi-lab.org)

07/2007 – 09/2007
Research Intern
Mitsubishi Electric Laboratories, 201 Broadway, MA, Cambridge
(www.merl.com)

10/2004 – current
Technical Supervisor
Touring with the interactive dance performance Apparition to Austria, France, England, Singapore, Hongkong
(www.exile.at)

03/2003 – 04/2005
Research Engineer
FutureLab, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria
(www.aec.at)

07/2002 – 03/2003
Research Intern
FutureLab, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria
(www.aec.at)

12/2001 – 03/2003
3D Modeller
SANDOS-FILMPRODUKTION, Mag. Kurt Haspel, Linz, Austria

08/2001 – 09/2001
Intern
tincom Marketing und Werbe Gmbh, Graz, Austria

08/2000 – 09/2000
Intern
tincom Marketing und Werbe Gmbh, Graz, Austria

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses: (Media Technology and Design, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg)

10/2003 – current
Computer Graphics (Java, OpenGL, C++)

10/2005 – current
Real-time Animation Workshop (Cal3D, OpenGL, C++)

Courses: (Digital Media, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg)

10/2007 – current
Special Topics in Interactive Media (Interface Design )

10/2005 – 02/2006
Interactive Environments (interactive installations, OpenGL, OpenCV, C++)

Courses: (Mobile Computing, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg)

02/2008 – current
Interaction Technologies (WPF, C#)

02/2007 – 06/2007
Interaction Technologies (OpenGL, C++)

Projects, bachelor thesis and diploma thesis (Media Technology and Design / Digital Media, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg)

10/2006 – 06/2007
INTOI (digital whiteboard, student project)

10/2006 – 02/2007
Invisibilia (Tabletop game, student project)

10/2005 – 06/2006
Optisches Stereo-Trackingsystem von Transparenten Gesten-Basierenden Benutzeroberflächen (Diploma Thesis)

HoloTouch: Handgestenbasierte Interaktion mit einem auf optischem Stereo-Tracking basierenden Bildbrowser unter Verwendung eines transparenten Wanddisplays (Diploma Thesis)

10/2005 – 02/2006
Evaluation of Tabletop Input Devices (Bachelor Thesis)

XAML and Rotation of Windows in WPF (Bachelor Thesis)

RearProject (Projector calculation tool for rear-projected tables)

02/2005 – 06/2006
NeonRacer (Tabletop game, student project)

02/2005 – 06/2005
Automatic Entrance System(Bachelor Thesis)

10/2003 – 02/2004
Flash projects

SKILLS

General

  • interface design for natural/multimodal interfaces
  • software development
  • usability testing

Programming

  • Work experience with:
    C#, C++, WPF/XAML, OpenGL, OpenCV, Virtools
  • Familiar with:
    Java, Actionscript, Lingo, PHP

Software

Adobe Photoshop CS3, Microsoft Blend, Macromedia Studio MX, 3D Studio Max 8, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe AfterEffects, Avid Express

Language

German, English

AWARDS

  • RTT Emerging Technology Contest 2008
    Winner (FLUX)
  • Europrix Top Talent Award 2006:
    Nominee “Content Tools & Interface Design” (Shared Design Space)
  • Media Gala 2006:
    Winner “Media Technology” (Shared Design Space)

PUBLICATIONS

Reviewed and Invited Publications

2009

J. Leitner, J. Powell, P. Brandl, T. Seifried, M. Haller, B. Dorray, and P. To, 2009.
Flux: a tilting multi-touch and pen based surface. In CHI EA 09: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, New York, NY, USA, 2009, pp. 3211-3216.

P. Brandl, J. Leitner, T. Seifried, M. Haller, B. Doray, and P. To, 2009.
Occlusion-aware menu design for digital tabletops. In CHI EA 09: Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, New York, NY, USA, 2009, pp. 3223-3228.

2008

Brandl, P., Forlines, C., Wigdor, D., Haller, M., Shen, C. 2008.
Combining and Measuring the Benefits of Bimanual Pen and Direct-Touch Interaction on Horizontal Interfaces. In Proceedings of AVI 08, pp. 154-161, May 2008.

Brandl, P., Haller, M., Oberngruber, J., Schafleitner, C. 2008.
Bridging the Gap Between Real Printouts and Digital Whiteboard. In Proceedings of AVI 08, pp. 31-38, May 2008.

Brandl, P., Seifried, T., Leitner, J., Haller, M., Doray, B., To, P. 2008. Occlusion-Aware Menu Design for Digital Tabletops. Poster at Tabletop 2008, October 2008.

J. Schöning, P. Brandl, F. Daiber, F. Echtler, O. Hilliges, J. Hook, M. Löchtefeld, N. Motamedi, L. Muller, P. Olivier, T. Roth, U. von Zadow. Multi-Touch Surfaces: A Technical Guide. Technical Report TUM-I0833: Technical Reports of the Technical University of Munich, (2008)

J. Schöning, P. Brandl, F. Daiber, F. Echtler, O. Hilliges, J. Hook, M. Löchtefeld, N. Motamedi, T. Roth, . Smith, U. von Zadow: Build your Own” Multi-touch Surface: Bootcamp on Construction & Implementation of Multi-touch Surfaces. IEEE Tabetop 2008: Proceedings of IEEE Tabletops and Interactie Surfaces, (2008)

J. Leitner, P. Brandl, T. Seifried, M. Haller, K. Yun, W. Woo, M. Sugimoto, and M. Inami, 2008.
IncreTable, bridging the gap between real and virtual worlds,” in SIGGRAPH 08: ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 New Tech Demos, New York, NY, USA, 2008, p. 1.

2007

Brandl, P., Haller, M., Hurnaus, M., Lugmayr, V., Oberngruber, J., Oster, C., Schafleitner, C., Billinghurst, M.
An Adaptable Rear-Projection Screen Using Digital Pens And Hand Gestures.
In IEEE ICAT 2007, pp. 49-54, November 2007.

Haller, M., Brandl, P., Leithinger D., Leitner J., Seifried T., 2007.
Large interactive surfaces based on digital pens. In Proceedings of the 10th Interantional Conference on Humans and Computers, HC-2007, Düsseldorf, Germay, pp. 172-177, 2007 [INVITED PAPER]

2006

Haller, M., Brandl, P., Leithinger D., Leitner J., Seifried T., Billinghurst, M. 2006.
Shared Design Space: Sketching ideas using digital pens and a large augmented tabletop setup
, in ICAT 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4282, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 948-959, 2006.

Haller, M., Leithinger, D., Leitner, J., Seifried, T., Brandl, P., Zauner, J., Billinghurst, M. 2006.
The Shared Design Space
, in ACM SIGGRAPH 2006, Emerging Technologies, August, 2006, Boston, USA.

2001

Brandl, P., Gugerbauer, E., Haller, M., Reichinger, A., Wimmer, J., Zirnig, D.
Duplo – Ein virtuelles Lego-Spiel.
GI Jahrestagung (2) 2001: 1191-1194

RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Tutorials

“How to develop large-scale interactive surfaces” (ITS 2009)

Reviews

Program Committee at Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2009)

7th International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality (ISUVR 2009)

CHI 2009

7th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented (ISMAR 2008)

Conference on E-Learning and Game – Edutainment (2008)

2nd IEEE TABLETOP Workshop (TableTop 2007)

The First IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (TableTop 2006)

Book Review :
Haller, M., Billinghurst, M., Thomas, H B. (eds.)
Emerging Technologies of Augmented Reality: Interfaces and Design, in Idea Group Publishing, 399 pages, USA, [ISBN: 1-59904-066-2]