Wolfgang Stuerzlinger - Biography

picture of Wolfgang Stuerzlinger Building on his deep expertise in Virtual Reality and Human-Computer Interaction, Dr. Stuerzlinger is a leading researcher in Three-dimensional User Interfaces. He got his Doctorate from the Vienna University of Technology, was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, and professor at York University in Toronto. Since 2014, he is a full professor at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His work aims to gain a deeper understanding of and to find innovative solutions for real-world problems. Current research projects include better 3D interaction techniques for Virtual and Augmented Reality applications, new human-in-the-loop systems for big data analysis (Visual Analytics and Immersive Analytics), the characterization of the effects of technology limitations on human performance, investigations of human behaviors with occasionally failing technologies, user interfaces for versions, scenarios and alternatives, and new virtual reality hardware and software. Dr. Stuerzlinger loves to dance and enjoys skiing and martial arts.