Hi, I'm Uwe Gruenefeld
An HCI researcher in love with Mixed Reality

Education

03/2015 – Present
PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction at University of Oldenburg
Thesis: ‘Visual Cues for Locating Out-of-View Objects in Mixed Reality’
Supervisor: Dr. Wilko Heuten (OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology)
Reviewer: Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll, Prof Dr. Hans Gellersen
Defense scheduled for 02/2020
10/2012 – 01/2015
Master of Science in Informatics at University of Oldenburg
Major subjects: Computer Graphics, Computational Intelligence
Thesis: ‘A Computational Intelligence Framework for Multidimensional Regional Search’
Reviewer: Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll, Dr. Chandan Kumar
Final mark: 1.3 (equivalent to 3.8 GPA)
10/2009 – 09/2012
Bachelor of Science in Informatics at University of Oldenburg
Major subjects: Media Informatics, Didactics
Thesis: ‘Exploring an Information-Technical System for Partly Automated Milk Production – Concept, Testing, and Evaluation’
Reviewer: Prof. Dr. Ira Diethelm, Malte Dünnebier M. Ed.
Final mark: 1.9 (equivalent to 3.4 GPA)
08/2006 – 06/2009
Abitur at Berufsbildende Schulen II, Leer
Abitur (equivalent to A-level)
Focus subjects: Computer Science, Physics, English
Further examination subjects: Mathematics, Economics

Professional Experience

02/2018 – Present
Research Assistant in Project IKIMUNI at OFFIS
Working on Human-Robot Collaboration in Mixed Reality
03/2018 – 12/2018
Teaching Assistant at University of Oldenburg
Started a master class on Augmented and Virtual Reality
07/2013 – 12/2014
Research Assistant in DFG-Project Urban Explorer at OFFIS
Web development and Geographical Information Retrieval
03/2012 – 09/2012
Author of the Programming Course Script at University of Oldenburg
Created the script for the bachelor class on the programming language Java
10/2010 – 08/2013
Tutor for the Java Programming Course at University of Oldenburg
Taught the programming language Java to other students

Teaching

(All courses have taken place at the University of Oldenburg.)
  • Teaching Assistant for Augmented and Virtual Reality Lab (Master, 6 ECTS, English)
    • Winter 17/18, Winter 18/19, Winter 19/20
  • Teaching Assistant for Augmented and Virtual Reality Lecture (Master, 6 ECTS, English)
    • Winter 18/19, Winter 19/20
  • Teaching Assistant for Human Computer Interaction (Master, 6 ECTS, English)
    • Summer 16, Summer 17, Summer 18, Summer 19
  • Teaching Assistant for Interactive Systems (Bachelor, 6 ECTS, German)
    • Summer 16, Summer 17, Summer 18
  • Teaching Assistant for Java Programming Course (Bachelor, 6 ECTS, German)
    • Winter 16/17
  • Teaching Assistant for Proseminar - AR, VR, and Eyetracking (Bachelor, 3 ECTS, German)
    • Winter 15/16
  • Teaching Assistant for Web Technologies (Bachelor, 6 ECTS, German)
    • Summer 15, Summer 16

Student Advising

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  • Supervisor for ‘International Research Experiences for Students’ (IRES) Program
    • Xxxx Xxxx, ‘Visualization of Out-of-View Objects on Small-Screen Devices’ (2017)
    • Xxxxxxx Xxxxx, ‘Attention Guidance with Haptic and Thermal Feedback’ (2018)
    • Xxxxx Xxxxxx, ‘Measuring Workload in Virtual Reality’ (2019)
  • Supervisor/Reviewer for Bachelor Theses at University of Oldenburg
    • Xxxx Xxxxx, ‘Integration and Evaluation of State-of-the-art Off-Screen Visualization Techniques in Head-Mounted Augmented Reality’ (2016)
    • Xxxxxxx Xxxxx, ‘EyeSee or Not: Endogenous and Exogenous Attention Shifts in EyeSee360’ (2017)
    • Group thesis: Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxx, Xxxx Xxxxx, Xxxxxxxx Xxxxx, ‘Juggling 4.0: Learning Complex Motor Skills with Augmented Reality Through the Example of Juggling’ (2017)
    • Xxxx Xxxxxxx, ‘EyeSee You Moving: Visualization of Movement in EyeSee360’ (2017/18)
    • Xxxx Xxxxxxx, ‘Simplified Deep Learning: A Web-Based Approach to Deep Learning
      for Beginners’ (2018/19)
  • Supervisor/Reviewer for Master Theses at University of Oldenburg
    • Xxx Xxxxxx, ‘Development of Visualization Techniques for Three-Dimensional Off-Screen Objects in Head-Mounted Augmented Reality’ (2016/17)
    • Xxxxx xx Xxxxxx, ‘EyeSee360 + EyeMR: Adapting the Level of Detail in EyeSee360 based on Eye-Gaze Data’ (2017/18)
    • Xxxx Xxxxx, ‘HiveFive: Immersion Preserving Attention Guidance in Virtual Reality’ (2019)
    • Xxxxxx Xxxxxx, ‘Visual Production Control in Industrial Plants with Augmented Reality’ (2019)
  • Supervisor for Project Groups at the University of Oldenburg
    • 6 students over 1 year, ‘Low-cost Eyetracking in Mixed Reality’ (2016/17)

Service

  • Tutorial Chair at ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2020
  • Program Chair at International Summer School on Human Computer Interaction in Safety Critical Environments 2019
  • Publications Chair at ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, PerDis 2019
  • Program Committee Member at Mensch und Computer, MuC 2019
  • Student Volunteer at ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutoUI 2017

External Reviewer

  • ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    • CHI 2018/19/20
  • ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices …
    • MobileHCI 2017/18/19
  • IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
    • IEEE VR 2019/20
  • ACM International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
    • DIS 2019
  • ACM International Conference on Surfaces and Spaces
    • ISS 2019
  • ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction
    • SUI 2019
  • ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
    • VRST 2017/18/19
  • ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive …
    • AutoUI 2017/18/19
  • IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
    • ISMAR 2018/19
  • ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium
    • UIST 2018
  • ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
    • TEI 2018/19
  • International Technology Conference Mindtrek
    • Mindtrek 2017

Awards

09/2019
Honorable Mention for Best Short Paper
Conference on Mensch und Computer (MuC '19) for ‘Improving Search Time
Performance for Locating Out-of-View Objects in Augmented Reality’
03/2015 – 02/2018
Scholarship (3 years) in Safe Automation of Maritime Systems
PhD program at University of Oldenburg
09/2017
Honorable Mention for Best Paper
Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI ’17) for ‘EyeSee360: Designing a
Visualization Technique for Out-of-View Objects in Head-mounted
Augmented Reality’

Skills

Language
German
Native
English
Fluent
Spanish
Basic
Other Skills
Java, C#, JavaScript, Python, C++, OpenGL, SQL, GIT, SVN, LaTeX,
Unity3D, Blender, Photoshop, Illustrator,
Arduino, 3D Printing, Laser-cutting

References

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Prof. Dr. Xxxxxx Xxxx
Professor xx xxx Xxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx, Germany
xxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.de
Prof. Dr. Xxxxx Xxxxxxxx
Professor xx xxx Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx, United Kingdom
xxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.uk
Prof. Dr. Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx
Assistant Professor xx xxx Xxxxxxxx xxxx XXxxx, Italy
xxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.it
Dr. Xxxxx Xxxxxx
Senior Principal Scientist xx Xxxxxxx Xxxxx, Germany
xxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.de
Dr. Xxxxxxxx Xxxxx
Tenure-Track Researcher xx XXX, Xxxxxxxxx, Netherlands
xxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.nl