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 have taught at teach at Stanford University, 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

Visual Data Flows of Interaction
The Unit framework is a visual dataflow programming language for highly interactive 3D environments. Interaction techniques are abstracted from devices and application, to separate application logic from behavior.
Unit: Modular Development of Distributed Interaction Techniques for Highly Interactive User Interfaces
Olwal, A., and Feiner, S.
Proceedings of GRAPHITE 2004 (International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and Southeast Asia), Singapore, Singapore, Jun 15-18, 2004, pp. 131-138.

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