ACM VRST 2017: Come join the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology at Chalmers Lindholmen, 08-10 Nov 2017.
By: Tomasz Kosiński | Jan 17 - 2017
Coming Novemeber 08-10, we organise the ACM VRST 2017 at Chalmers Lindholmen. Come meet leading researches and tech industry in the area of Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Conference paper in IEEE RO-MAN:
A fuzzy data-based model for Human-Robot Proxemics
By: Tomasz Kosiński | Sep 17 - 2016
A full paper on "A fuzzy data-based model for Human-Robot Proxemics" was presented during 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) in NYC.
Workshop paper:
Visualizing public discourse in time and space
By: Tomasz Kosiński | Jul 30 - 2016
The work on interactive visualization of public discourse in time and space was presented in Kraków during Digital Humanities 2016 workshop "From Digitization to Knowledge 2016: Resources and Methods for Semantic Processing of Digital Works/Texts" by Tomasz. It was written under the direction of professor Lars Borin of Språkbanken (GU).
Journal paper in ACM TIST:
Using Crowdsourcing for Scientific Analysis of Industrial Tomographic Images
By: Mohammed Said | Jul 14 - 2016
A paper accepted in the Journal ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) - Special Issue on Crowd in Intelligent Systems, focused on "Using Crowdsourcing for Scientific Analysis of Industrial Tomographic Images". Paper: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2897370
Two full papers at ACM CHI 2016:
RAMPARTS: Supporting Sensemaking & HaptiColor: Feedback for the Colorblind
By: Mohammed Said | May 07 - 2016
Two full papers were presented at  the ACM CHI 2016 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, which took take place from May 7 – 12 in San Jose, CA, USA. The first paper investigates "RAMPARTS: Supporting Sensemaking with Spatially-Aware Mobile Interactions"; the second paper investigates "HaptiColor: Interpolating Color Information as Haptic Feedback to Assist the Colorblind"; the full conference program is offered here: https://chi2016.acm.org. (more…)
Dr. Mohammad Obaid presents a paper at the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2015) in Paris.
By: Mohammed Said | Oct 26 - 2015
One full papers to be presented at Seventh International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2015), 26th to 30th October in Paris by Dr. Mohammad Obaid. The paper investigates "Designing Robotic Teaching Assistants: Interaction Design Students' and Children's Views"; the full conference program is offered here: http://icsoro.org/icsr2015/program.html.
Dr. Mohammad Obaid presents two papers at The 3rd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2015) in Seoul.
By: Mohammed Said | Oct 25 - 2015
Two full papers presented at HAI 2015, October 21-25, Seoul, Korea. The first papers investigates "Video Preferences to Understand the Human Perception of Real and Fictional Robots", the second presentes "Drone Agent to Support a Clean Environment". Both papers are presented by Dr. Mohammad Obaid; the full conference program is offered here: http://hai-conference.net/hai2015/program/.
Alexandru Dancu presents paper at 2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2015) in Madeira.
By: Mohammed Said | Oct 15 - 2015
Full paper to be presented at 2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS 2015), Madeira, by Alexandru Dancu. The paper introduced "Gesture Bike: Examining Projection Surfaces and Turn Signal Systems for Urban Cycling". The full conference program is offered here http://www.its2015.org/program/.
Guest Lecture: Dr. Haimo Zhang on the Application of Binocular Rivalry in Human-Computer Interaction
By: James Wellence | May 28 - 2015
As part of the ongoing collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Chalmers, t2i is proud to invite Dr. Haimo Zhang for a guest lecture about using binocular vision for HCI applications. Dr. Zhang will discuss the effects of binocular rivalry, ie when two images are not stereoscopic pairs, and how these effects can be taken advantage of. Stop by and visit!   When: Friday 5th June, 10:00 -- 11:00 Where: Kuggen, 3rd floor, Lecture room, Chalmers Lindholmen   Full details about the event here.
Recent paper in Interactions (IX) Magazine on designing interactions for experienced runners
By: James Wellence | May 27 - 2015
While most technology aimed at motivational support for runners has focused on beginners, little has been directed to advanced amateurs. By focusing on the social aspects of running, such as fitting running into family life, instead of just physical monitoring, the hope is to design better interactive technology for runners. The full text of the article can be read at Interactions Magazine (pdf).
Guest Lecture: Dr. Maha Salem on Human-Robot Interactions, 2 June
By: James Wellence | May 27 - 2015
Dr. Maha Salem will be presenting her work on Human-Robot Interactions this Tuesday at t2i Lab. She will discuss how humanlike communicative behaviors such as gesture and speech impact human perceptions of robots; what happens when robots exhibit social flaws while interacting with humans; and the impact of these flaws on their trustworthiness. Learn more about Dr. Salem and her work at her homepage at the University of Hertfordshire. Title: Nobody's Perfect: Why we could love a faulty robot, but shouldn't trust it with our lives. Who: Dr. Maha Salem When: 13:15, 2 June 2015 Where: 3rd floor, Kuggen, Lindholmen
Sunday Showcase at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore
By: James Wellence | Feb 07 - 2015
t2i will hold a demonstration for a Sunday Showcase at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. We will be controlling a quadcopter with only the use of body gestures. The Sunday Showcase takes place on 8 February, 2015. Information on the event can be found on the Facebook event page.
Chalmers piece on the National University of Singapore partnership
By: James Wellence | Dec 09 - 2014
Chalmers and NUS have a longstanding parntership in HCI research and have furthered that relationship with a recently announced academic exchange program. Chalmers has released a news story about the development featuring Morten Fjeld. Read the story on Chalmers' web page.
Guest speaker: Navjot Pawera, design team lead of buUuk, 26 November 13:15
By: James Wellence | Nov 24 - 2014
Navjot Pawera, lead designer at buUuk, will be visiting from Singapore to give a lecture this week about buUuk's award winning apps and how their unorthodox work culture contributes to their success. Check out his work at buuuk.com.   The event is scheduled on Wednesday, 26 November at 13:15 and will be held on the 2nd floor of Kuggen, room LOW.   Full details about the event can be found on the Chalmers calendar page.
Dr. Obaid to give guest lecture at NUS, Friday 10th October
By: James Wellence | Oct 08 - 2014
In the near future, we will increasingly interact with humanoid robots and other virtual agents on a daily basis, but will our social interactions and expectations of these agents be the similar to those we have of humans? Dr. Mohammad Obaid will address this question in a guest lecture at the National University of Singapore this Friday. The lecture will focus on understanding people's perception of humanoid agents that are embedded in our environments, drawing upon research in human-agent proxemic behavior, spatial relations, and social empathy. Afterwards, Dr. Obaid will also present some of t2i's current HCI research projects.
Welcoming Dr. Ünlüer, new Post Doctorate researcher at t2i
By: James Wellence | Sep 24 - 2014
We welcome Dr. Adviye Ayça Ünlüer Çimen, who will work with us for one year as a postdoctoral researcher. She earned her PhD in Interactive Media Design at Yildiz Technical University in Turkey and plans to continue her work natural user interfaces. Welcome to Sweden! You can learn more about Ayça and her research on our Members page under the Collaborators section.
Dr. Morten Fjeld to give guest lecture at Purdue’s PivotLab
By: James Wellence | Aug 08 - 2014
t2i Lab founder, Dr. Morten Fjeld, will visit Purdue University to give a guest lecture at PivotLab on Friday, 15 August to present on t2i's research with video demonstrations of some of our latest projects. We look forward to the exchange!   Check out https://engineering.purdue.edu/pivot/ to learn more about PivotLab and its ongoing research.   And, as always, you can learn more about t2i's work on the Projects section of our webpage.
CELTIC MERCO kickoff meeting
By: James Wellence | Jun 16 - 2014
Tomorrow marks the start of MERCO, a collaboratory project uniting leading technology companies and universities in Sweden and Switzerland. Short for Mediated Effective Remote Collaboration, MERCO seeks to improve remote conferencing systems, not by developing new technologies, but rather by creating a new framework that takes advantage of existing, off-the-shelf products.   Read more about the project and its partners here.
Guest Lecture: Dr. Shengdong Zhao, 23 June 14:00
By: James Wellence | Jun 16 - 2014
Dr. Shengdong Zhao, from the National University of Singapore (NUS), will visit our lab from 19-25 June. The visit is part of a longstanding cooperation between Chalmers and NUS.   Be sure to attend his guest lecture on the balance between humans and computers in HCI. It will happen on 23 June, 14:00-15:00 at Campus Lindholmen. Please register in advance with Morten Fjeld, as seating is limited.   Full details and directions to the event are on this page.
SIGRAD 2014
By: James Wellence | Jun 14 - 2014
t2i Lab organized and hosted the annual international conference of the Swedish Computer Graphics Association (SIGRAD 2014). We would like extend our thanks to the speakers, visitors,  those who submitted papers, and everyone else who helped make this year's event a success!   Read more about SIGRAD here.
Paper published in Journal of Pathology Informatics
By: James Wellence | Jun 04 - 2014
Jesper Molin co-authored an article recently published in the Journal of Pathology Informatics: "Implementation of large-scale routine diagnostics using whole slide imaging in Sweden: Digital pathology experiences 2006-2013".   You can read the full text of the article here.
New visiting researcher: Chen Chen
By: James Wellence | May 02 - 2014
Please welcome our new guest researcher for the summer, Chen Chen. A PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore, Ms. Chen will be working on a crowdsourcing project until September. We wish her a great stay in Sweden!   You can find her contact information on her profile page.
Jesper Molin participates in the SPIE Medical Image Conference
By: James Wellence | Feb 23 - 2014
Jesper Molin recently participated in the SPIE Medical Image Conference in San Diego, USA on 16-20 February. He held a live demo session and presented a poster on his paper "Feature-enhancing zoom to facilitate Ki-67 hot spot detection", due to be published within the coming month.
Paweł Woźniak attends CSCW 2014
By: James Wellence | Feb 23 - 2014
Paweł Woźniak attended the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2014) in Baltimore, USA on 15-19 February. This was Paweł's first CSCW visit, motivated by the fact that his research on augmenting runner experiences is closely related to social computing. He was very happy to be a Student Volunteer (SV) because he could meet all the friendly students in the SV community as well as many famous senior CSCW researchers.
New lab member: Dr. Mohammad Obaid
By: James Wellence | Jan 27 - 2014
Dr. Mohammad Obaid is the new postdoctoral fellow at the t2i Lab! Dr. Obaid earned his MSc and PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), then continued his research with postdoctoral fellowships at the Human Centered Multimedia Lab in Augsburg, Germany, and the Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand. His research interests include human-robot interaction and human-computer interaction.   You can learn more about Dr. Obaid and his research on his profile page.
Welcoming Dr. Daniel Sjölie
By: James Wellence | Jan 14 - 2014
Dr. Daniel Sjölie is the newest member of the t2i lab! An associate senior lecturer at the Univerty of Gothenburg's Department of Applied IT, he specializes in research involving virtual reality and its connection to human brain functions. Learn more about Daniel and his research on his profile page.
Chalmers ICM joins teams up with our lab
By: Maria Kougioumoutzi | Mar 03 - 2012
A Chalmers ICM Advice team has chosen to team up with our lab. The team will be "assisting in analyzing different strategies for establishing a tech transfer framework to help utilize their break-through research projects and innovations."  
Prof. Shengdong Zhao visits us
By: Morten Fjeld | Jan 24 - 2012
Prof. Shengdong Zhao, head of NUS HCI Lab, visits us this week. He meets most lab members and gives a guest lecture termed "Seeking scientific creativity in Human Computer Interaction". We are very happy to welcome Shengdong!
New research collaboration with SECTRA AB in Linköping
By: Maria Kougioumoutzi | Nov 03 - 2011
VR PhD position granted for a research collaboration with SECTRA AB in Linköping. The project will focus on methods for complex medical volume visualization based on clinical tasks and cognitive processes. A new PhD student has been hired.