Wolfgang Huerst, Utrecht University

WOLFGANG HÜRST

Assistant Professor, Game & Media Technology

Multimedia & Geometry Group
Information and Computing Sciences
Faculty of Science, Utrecht University

Buys Ballot Laboratory, office 480
Princetonplein 5, De Uithof, 3584 CC Utrecht

Email: huerst@cs.uu.nl

Mail: PO Box 80.089
3508TB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (30) 253 1806
Fax: +31 (30) 253 4619
 wolfgang.huerst

University webpage:
http://www.cs.uu.nl/staff/huerst.html

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are quickly becoming the main way for accessing information and dealing with digital data. There ability to process multimedia data such as text, images, audio, video, and 3D graphics allows us to create new and exciting applications. Yet, the mobile context in which these devices are used and their unique form factor pose tremendous challenges on interface and interaction design. In our research group, we are investigating innovative approaches for mobile interaction utilizing techniques from Graphics, AI, Computer Vision, and HCI to create better interaction experiences and invent new ways to use multimedia in mobile computing - mostly in the area of gaming and entertainment.
Note: I'm publicity co-chair for ICSC 2013 (see CfP in PDF)
and will be program co-chair for MMM 2014 (see CfP in PDF).
research highlights
Mobile 3D Graphics & Gaming. 3D and virtual reality on mobile devices.
Mobile Augmented Reality Interaction. Innovative interaction approaches for mobile augmented reality.
Mobile Video Browsing. Research for better interfaces to interactivly navigate and browse video on mobile handheld devices.
TRIUMF (Tracking, Recognition, and Interpretation of User Motion and Faces) belongs to "WP 3.2 Detecting, interpreting and affecting user behavior", GATE project (Game research for training and entertainment).
FOCUS K3D (Foster the Comprehension and Use of Knowledge Intensive 3D Media, ICT-2007-214993), a Coordination Action (CA) of the EU's 7th Framework Programme.

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Note to students looking for topics for a MASTER THESIS, EXPERIMENTATION PROJECT, or CAPITA SELECTA:
If you are interested in any of the following areas:

  • Computer graphics, 3D on mobiles
  • Mobile gaming
  • Human Computer Interaction, interfaces for multimedia
  • Android programming
  • Video processing
  • QTVR, digital photography, image processing
drop by my office or send me a quick note in order to arrange a meeting in which we can discuss different options. You might also want to check out this list of CURRENT AND PAST STUDENT PROJECTS to get some idea of what to expect.