I direct research and development of interaction technologies based on advancements in display technology, low-power and high-speed sensing, wearables, actuation, electronic textiles, and human—computer interaction. I am passionate about accelerating innovation and disruption through tools, techniques and devices that enable augmentation and empowerment of human abilities. Research interests include augmented reality, ubiquitous computing, mobile devices, 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques, interfaces for accessibility and health, medical imaging, and software/hardware prototyping.

These projects are from collaborations during my time at different research labs, including Google Research, MIT, Columbia University, University of California, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), and Microsoft Research. I have taught at Stanford University, Rhode Island School of Design and KTH.

Research Projects Publications Google Scholar Open Source
Alex Olwal, Ph.D.
Staff Research Scientist, Google
olwal [at] acm.org
Alex Olwal

Portable, Interactive Eye Exams
Our interactive device images and visualizes the retina. Its use of indirect diffuse illumination and binocular coupling, avoids the complexity of traditional devices.
Computational Retinal Imaging via Binocular Coupling and Indirect Illumination
Lawson, E., Boggess, J., Khullar, S., Olwal, A., Wetzstein, G., and Raskar, R.
SIGGRAPH 2012 Talks (International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques), Los Angeles, CA, Aug 5-9, 2012.