Speakers

Christoph AnthesUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Austria

As Professor for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Christoph Anthes is teaching Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality in Medicine at the University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg. He received his PhD in the VR domain at the Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2009. From 2011 to 2017 he was leading the Centre of Virtual Reality and Visualisation at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Munich. Christoph is working in the field of VR for over 20 years and in the field of AR for over 15 years. He has over 40 publications in conference proceedings and journals. In 2016 he was the main organiser and program chair for the ACM Symposium on Virtual Realty Software and Technology (VRST). Since 2019 he is head of the research group HIVE.

Abraham CampbellUniversity College Dublin, Ireland

Abraham Campbell, Assistant Professor at University College Dublin, heads the UCD VR Lab, exploring AR and VR in education and practical realms. A CONSUS SFI centre investigator ( exploring AR use in Agriculture) and he was part of the EU-funded AHA – AdHd Augmented project, he's known for his work in combining AR, Multi-Agent Systems, and VR, resulting in over 80 peer-reviewed papers. Beyond academia, he consults in VR technology and serves as Chief Research Officer at MeetingRoom, innovating in VR for enterprise collaboration.

Uwe GrünefeldUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Uwe Grünefeld is a Postdoc Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is fascinated by all flavors of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), but Mixed Reality devices and technologies are particularly interesting to me. In his fellowship-funded dissertation at the University of Oldenburg, he focused on visualizing objects outside the human field of view. Today, hisresearch focuses on the intersection of Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence, including topics such as robotics, security & privacy, and cross reality.

Christian JetterUniversity of Lübeck, Germany

Christian Jetter is a computer scientist, Professor of Interaction Design and User Experience, and Head of the iDUX (Interaction Design and User eXperience) group at the University of Lübeck. He is particularly interested in designing human-computer interaction (HCI) and human-data interaction (HDI). His research group designs, implements, and studies novel ubiquitous, mixed-reality, and collaborative technologies for exploring, visualizing, and making sense of complex data sets and models. Before joining the University of Lübeck in Summer 2020, he was a professor and co-director of the research group HIVE (Human Interfaces & Virtual Environments) at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria from 2015-2020. In 2013 & 2014, he was a research associate and postdoc at University College London (UCL) in the Intel Collaborative Research Institute on Sustainable Connected Cities (ICRI). Christian also worked as research visitor and intern at Microsoft Research Cambridge in 2009 & 2011. Christian holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Information Engineering from the Human-Computer Interaction Group of the University of Konstanz in Germany where he also received his PhD in Computer Science in 2013.

Frank MaurerUniversity of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Frank Maurer is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary (Canada). His research has covered a broad spectrum of areas including artificial intelligence, software engineering, agile methods, human computer interaction and immersive technologies. He is widely published and has served on a substantial number of program committees in these fields. The current focus of his team is on the engineering processes to develop Serious XR applications, including VR, MR, AR and CR. He has served in leadership roles at the University of Calgary, including department head, associate dean innovation and associate vice president research. He is a co-founder and CTO of VizworX, an award winning custom solutions company in Calgary. For further information, he can be reached at frank.maurer@ucalgary.ca.

Daniel RothTechnical University of Munich, Germany

Daniel Roth research focuses on human-machine interfaces for medicine and health. Machine intelligence describes a holistic view of the way humans and machines communicate. A large part of his work deals with AI as well as virtual, mixed, and augmented reality-based technologies. Examples include cross-reality teleconsultation systems, assistance systems for surgical procedures, systems for the assessment and diagnosis of diseases and disorders, and (robot-assisted) rehabilitation.
In September 2023, Prof. Roth was appointed a professorship at Technical University of Munich, School of Medicine and Health. Previously, he was Junior Professor for Human-Centered Computing and Extended Reality at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. He studied Media and Imaging Technology at the TH Cologne and subsequently completed his doctorate in computer science at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

Daniel ZielaskoUniversity of Trier, Germany

Daniel Zielasko is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Trier's HCI group. He earned his doctoral degree in 2020 from RWTH Aachen University, specializing in desk-centered Virtual Reality. In 2013, he achieved a Master's in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, focusing on optical tracked anatomical joint corrections. With a collaborative spirit, he worked with neuroscientists, psychologists, and experts from diverse fields. Presently, Daniel's focus is on integrating XR technologies into daily life, with a special interest in promoting environmental awareness, addressing cybersickness, and designing innovative 3D user interfaces to enhance immersive experiences.