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 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

Skin input/output
SkinMarks are thin and conformal skin electronics for on-body interaction. They enable precisely localized input and visual output on strongly curved and elastic body landmarks.
SkinMarks: Enabling Interactions on Body Landmarks Using Conformal Skin Electronics
Weigel, M., Nittala, A., Olwal, A., and Steimle, J.
Proceedings of CHI 2017 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017, pp. 3095-3105.

CHI 2017
On-Skin Interaction Using Body Landmarks
Steimle, J., Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, J., Weigel, M., Nittala, A.S., Boring, S., Olwal, A., Hornb�k, K.
Computer 2017 (IEEE Computer, Cover Feature, Vol. 50, no 10), Oct, 2017, pp. 19-27.

Computer 2017
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