Michael Haller is a full professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, founder and director of the Media Interaction Lab, responsible for computer graphics & human-computer interaction. 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. Seven of his papers were awarded best paper or honorable mention at top HCI venues including ACM CHI and ACM UIST.