I design and develop interactions and technologies that embrace digital and physical experiences. I am specifically interested in tools, techniques and devices that enable new interaction concepts for the augmentation and empowerment of human abilities. This includes 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques, augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual reality, ubiquitous computing, mobile devices, novel interfaces for medical imaging, multimodal systems, touch-screen interaction, and software/hardware prototyping.

The research projects are from exciting times and inspiring collaborations at different research labs and institutions, including MIT, Columbia University, University of California, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), and Microsoft Research.I teach at Stanford University and have previously taught at Rhode Island School of Design and KTH.

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Alex Olwal, Ph.D.
Sr Research Scientist, Google
olwal [at] acm.org
Alex Olwal

Hybrid Watches
Hybrid Watch User Interfaces leverage electro-mechanical hands and a dynamic watch dial to enable computation and connectivity while preserving the aesthetics of traditional analog watches.
Hybrid Watch User Interfaces: Collaboration Between Electro-Mechanical Components and Analog Materials
Olwal, A.
Ubicomp 2018 Adjunct Proceedings (ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing), Singapore, Singapore, Oct 9-11, 2018.

Ubicomp 2018
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Hybrid Watch User Interfaces: Collaboration Between Electro-Mechanical Components and Analog Materials
Olwal, A.
UIST 2018 Adjunct Proceedings (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology), Berlin, Germany, Oct 14-17, 2018, pp. 200-202.

UIST 2018
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