Tobias Höllerer is Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he directs the Four Eyes Laboratory, conducting research in the four I’s of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. Dr. Höllerer holds an informatics degree from the Technical University of Berlin as well as MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Columbia University. He is a recipient of the US National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, for his work on Anywhere Augmented Reality. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2013. Dr. Höllerer is co-author of a textbook on Augmented Reality, as well as over 200 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, information visualization, intelligent user interfaces, 3D displays, mobile and wearable computing, and social computing. Several of these publications won Best Paper or Honorable Mention awards at such venues as the IEEE Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, IEEE Virtual Reality, ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology, ACM User Interface Software and Technology, ACM MobileHCI, IEEE SocialCom, and IEEE CogSIMA.
Höllerer's research in human-computer interaction focuses on technologies that enable new modes of interaction, including augmented and virtual reality, information visualization, 3D displays and interaction, brain-computer interfaces, and social and context-aware adaptive user interface technologies.
Höllerer’s research on visualization methods and interactive analytics technologies is directed towards supporting better analysis and understanding of the vast data amassed by today’s and tomorrow’s information technologies in globally distributed information networks and the interconnected physical world.
S. Rodriguez, J. Schaffer, J. O'Donovan and T. Höllerer: Knowledge Complacency and Decision Support Systems. In: 2019 IEEE Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA), April 8-11, 2019, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 43-51. Best Paper Award.
J. Schaffer, J. O’Donovan, J. Michaelis, A. Raglin, and T. Höllerer: I Can Do Better Than Your AI: Expertise and Explanations. In: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. Los Angeles, CA, March 17-20, 2019, pp. 240-251.
R. Häuslschmid, D. Ren, A. Butz, F. Alt, and T. Höllerer: Personalizing Content Presentation on Large 3D Head-Up Displays. MIT Presence, 27(1), 2019, pp. 80-106.
D. Ren, B. Lee, T. Höllerer: XRCreator: Interactive Construction of Immersive Data-driven Stories. Poster. Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (ACM VRST), Article No. 96, 2 pages.
A. Ibrahim, B. Huynh, J. Downey, T. Höllerer, D. Chun, and J. O'Donovan: ARbis Pictus: A Study of Language Learning with Augmented Reality. In: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 24(11), IEEE ISMAR 2018, Nov. 2018, pp. 2867-2874.
J. Schaffer, J. O'Donovan, and T. Höllerer: Easy to Please: Separating User Experience from Choice Satisfaction. In Proceedings of the 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 177-185. Best Paper Award.
B. Nuernberger, K.-C. Lien, T. Höllerer, and M. Turk: Interpreting 2D Gesture Annotations in 3D Augmented Reality. IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI 2016), March 19-20, 2016, Greenville, SC, USA, pp. 149-158. Best Paper Honorable Mention
C. Sweeney, B. Nuernberger, M. Turk, and T. Höllerer: Efficient Computation of Absolute Pose for Gravity-Aware Augmented Reality, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2015), Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 19-24. Best Short Paper.
E. Onal, J. Schaffer, J. O’Donovan, L.R. Marusich, M.S. Yu, C. Gonzalez, and T. Höllerer. Decision-making in Abstract Trust Games: A User Interface Perspective. IEEE International Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), March 3-6, 2014, San Antonio, TX, USA, pp. 21-27. Best Paper Award.
S. Sikdar, B.J. Kang, J. O'Donovan, T. Höllerer, and S. Adalı. Understanding Information Credibility on Twitter. Proc. SocialCom 2013 (ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing), Washington, DC, Sept. 8–14, 2013. Best Paper Award.