The Media Interaction Lab.

Michael Haller

CV (258 words)

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Michael Haller is a professor at the department of Interactive Media of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Hagenberg, Austria), head of the Media Interaction Lab (www.mi-lab.org), head of the Austrian Research Center NiCE, and responsible for computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and augmented reality. His core areas of expertise are visualization and interaction. He received Dipl.-Ing. (1997), Dr. techn. (2001), and Habilitation (2007) degrees from Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. He is active in several research areas, including interactive computer graphics, augmented and virtual reality, and human computer interfaces. His current focus is on innovative interaction techniques and interfaces for next generation working environments. Currently, he leads a team of over 10 researchers and students. In 2004, he received the Erwin Schrödinger fellowship award presented by the Austrian Science Fund for his visit at the Human Interaction Technology Laboratory (HITLabNZ), University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), University of Southern California (USA). The research output includes 13 journal papers and book chapters, and has been presented already in high quality academic conferences and several demonstrations including ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, Disney’s New Technology Forum, and Ars Electronica Festival. In 2006, he was also invited to exhibit his work for five years at the Singapore Science Center. In 2007, Haller taught the ACM SIGGRAPH course “Interaction Tomorrow”, together with Chia Shen (MERL/Harvard University), Andy Wilson (Microsoft Research), Gerald Morrison (Smart Technologies), and Bruce H. Thomas (UNISA). Since 2008, Haller is head of the Austrian Research Studio NiCE, designing natural user interfaces for collaborative environments.

Teaching Experience

Courses at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Hagenberg, Austria):

  • Since 2000 Lecture and Lab in Computer Graphics 1 (basic course in computer graphics)
  • Since 2003 Lecture and Lab in Computer Graphics 2 (advanced course in computer graphics)
  • Since 2003 Lecture and Lab in Shader Programming
  • Since 2003 Lecture in Advanced Computer Graphics (graduate course)
  • Since 2003 Lecture in Advanced Computer Graphics (graduate course)
  • Since 2005 Lecture in Collaborative Systems Design (graduate course)
  • 2006 Seminar “Introduction to Scientific Work” (graduate course)
  • 2000-2002 Lecture and Lab in Multimedia Programming 1 (graphics/multimedia)
  • 2000-2002 Lecture and Lab in Multimedia Programming 2 (virtual/augmented/mixed reality)
  • 1999-2000 Lecture and Lab in Information Engineering

Projects and Grants

  • IdeaGarden (EU FP7, 2012-2015)
  • ERiC (FFG KIRAS, 2012-2014)
  • EcoTouch (€ 313K, FFG Energie2020, 2012-2015)
  • Active Office (€ 457K, FFG Bridge, 2012-2015)
  • PosturalCare (€ 20K, Upper Austria Government, 2010-2012)
  • NiCE (€ 1000K, Austria Research Promotion Agency FFG, 2008-2011)
  • AHUMARI (€ 100K, FIT-IT, 2008-2010)
  • VideoConferencing2020 ($ 100K, Nortel, 2008-2009)
  • Office of Tomorrow (€ 269.6K, Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, 2005-2008)
  • Leonardo-EU/NZ-Exchange pogramme (€ 225K + NZD 520K, European Union, 2004-2008)
  • AMIRE (€ 360K, European Union IST 2001-34024, 2001-2004)
  • XML-KM (€ 250K, European Union IST 1999-12030, 1999-2003)
  • MiroWeb (€ 200K, European Union ESPRIT25208, 1997-2000)

Publications

Research and Scientific Activities

Conference functions

  • Program Co-Chair of ACM SIGGRAPH VR Continuum and Its Applications in Industry – VRCAI (2011)
  • Area Chair of IFIP Conference in Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT (2011)
  • Program Co-Chair of ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology – ACE (2010)
  • Program Co-Chair of IEEE Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces – ITS (2010)
  • General Co-Chair of ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology – ACE (2009)
  • Program Co-Chair of IEEE Tabletops and Interactive Surfaces – ITS (2009)
  • Workshop Organizer of the Multi-Touch Workshop – MTW (2008)
  • Area Chair of International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality – ISMAR (2008)
  • Organizing Co-Chair of ISMAR Workshop in Mixed Reality Entertainment and Art (2007)
  • Program Co-Chair of International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence – ICAT (2006, 2007)
  • Publicity Co-Chair of International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality – ISMAR (2006)
  • Workshop & Tutorials Co-Chair of Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group – OZCHI (2005)
  • Workshop Co-Organizer and Co-Chair of IEEE Augmented Reality Conference – ART (2002, 2003)
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics Campfire (2002)
  • Workshop Organizer and Co-Chair of GI/OCG Workshop “Synergien zwischen Virtueller Realität und Computerspielen (2002)

Program committee of

  • Conference in Human-Computer interaction – INTERACT (2009, 2011)
  • Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition – OEAGM (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Conference on E-Learning and Game – Edutainment (2008, 2009)
  • IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (2008)
  • IEEE International Conference on CAD/Graphics – CAD/Graphics (2009)
  • International Conference on Digital Life – ICDL (2008)
  • IEEE Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems – Tabletop (2006, 2007, 2009)
  • Australasian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (2007)
  • Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group – OZCHI (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality – ISMAR (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Workshop on Collaborative Information Visualization on Interactive Surfaces – CIVIS (2009)
  • GameON-NA (2006, 2007)
  • International Conference on Entertainment Computing – ICEC (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence – ICAT (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • International Symposium on Visual Computing – ISVC (2007, 2008)
  • International Workshop on Mixed Reality User Interfaces – MRUI (2007)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Graphite (2005)
  • GC Developer Conference, Computer Science and Magic – GCDC (2005)
  • Multimedia Art Asia Pacific International Conference – MAAP (2005)
  • International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology – ACE (2004, 2005)
  • Workshop on Collaborative Visualization on Interactive Surfaces –  CoVIS (2009)

Associate Editor for

  • ACM Computers in Entertainment (CIE), since 2010

Guest Editor for

Reviews for

  • ACM SIGCHI CHI (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology – UIST (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH (2005, 2006, 2009, 2011)
  • IFIP Conference in Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT (2009, 2011)
  • ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work – CSCW (2010)
  • IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (2005, 2006, 2007)
  • IEEE Multimedia (2010, 2011)
  • ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems – EICS (2010, 2011)
  • ACM Computing Reviews (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • IEEE Virtual Reality – VR (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • Eurographics IEEE Symposium on Visualization – EuroVis (2011)
  • MobileHCI (2011)
  • IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces – 3DUI (2006)
  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo – ICME (2008)
  • Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality – ISMAR (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (2007)
  • IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008)
  • Journal Advances in Human-Computer Interaction (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2010)
  • LNCS Transactions on Edutainment (2009)
  • Communications of the ACM (2005)
  • International Journal of Computer Games Technology (2008)
  • International Journal of Arts and Technology – IJART (2010)
  • Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting – JVRB (2010)
  • GI/OCG, Informatik (2001)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics Campfire (2002)
  • IEEE International Workshop on ARToolKit (2002, 2003)
  • International Conference on Pervasive Computing – PERVASIVE (2004)
  • ACM SIGCHI ACE (2004, 2005, 2008)
  • International Conference on Entertainment Computing – ICEC (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Multimedia Art Asia Pacific International Conference – MAAP (2004)
  • International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence – ICAT (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • GC Developer Conference – GCDC (2005)
  • International Conference on GRAPHITE (2005)
  • OZCHI (2005, 2007)
  • IEEE Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems – Tabletop (2006, 2007)
  • Virtual Reality Journal (2006)
  • Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (2006, 2007)
  • Australasian User Interface Conference (2007)
  • Multimedia Applications in Education Conference – MApEC (2006)
  • IRMA International Conference (2007)
  • North American Game-On Conference (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • International Symposium on Visual Computing – ISVC (2007, 2008)
  • International Workshop on the Tangible Space Initiative – TSI (2007)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Education Materials (2007)
  • International Symposium on Ubiquitous VR (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Conference on E-Learning and Game – Edutainment (2008)
  • International Conference on Image and Graphics – ICIG (2009)