Dr. Roel Vertegaal is a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Queen’s University's School of Computing in Kingston, Ontario, and director of the Human Media Laboratory. He is also CEO of Xuuk, Inc., a startup that develops ubiquitous eye input applications. Roel's first degree is in Electronic Music from Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands. He did an MSc in Computing in Britain, studied design in The Hague, and holds a PhD in HCI from Twente University. Roel is one of the world's experts on eye communication between humans, and between humans and technology. His work on Attentive User Interfaces (AUI) [Google TechTalk], which was featured in media across the globe, from Good Morning America to Scientific American. Roel helped create the first North-American conference on Eye Tracking (ACM ETRA), established alt.chi as the alternative papers venue at the annual ACM SIGCHI conference and advised the National Academy of Sciences. His current interest is in Organic User Interfaces.
“in the near future, a computer will have any shape or form, and flexible computer displays will start appearing on any product of any form. projecting and tracking objects is just the beginning. these organic user interfaces will be completely embedded in real world interactions.”
- fantastic opening event of the new human media lab by karim rashid. wonderful to share with such a brilliant group of people — 1 year 6 days ago
- thank you #chi2012 for a great conference. looking forward to paris! — 1 year 1 week ago
- excellent exhibit on buckminster fuller @sfmoma — 1 year 2 weeks ago
- visiting wired magazine for interview on telehuman — 1 year 2 weeks ago
- discovery channel swang by today... had fun demoing the new lab — 1 year 2 weeks ago
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Jesse Burstyn is a PhD student at the Human Media Lab.
During his MSc at the HML, his focus was on natural and organic user interfaces, including non-planar and flexible displays, a well as in-air gestural interactions.
Aneesh Tarun is a PhD student starting Sept. 2010. He obtained his Master's in HCI at Georgia Tech, and his undegraduate degree at Visvesvahariah Tech in India.
David Holman is a PhD student who studies the emerging area of Organic User Interfaces. He is currently examining how flexible and expandable displays will impact our experience with mobile phones. He is also researching how eye input can be used as an input channel in a multi-touch tabletop setting. He can be reached at email@example.com