June 20, 2010, Berlin, Germany
Kris Luyten is a professor at Hasselt University, affiliated with the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM). His main research interests are Context-Aware User Interfaces, User Interface Description Languages, Model-Based and User-Centered Interface Development, Multi-touch Interaction, Mobile Guides, Ubiquitous Computing, and Social and Collaborative Software.
Davy Vanacken is a research assistant and PhD student at Hasselt University, affiliated with the HCI group of the Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM). His main research interests include Modeling Interaction Techniques, Collaborative Software, and Multi-touch Interaction.
Malte Weiss is a research assistant and PhD student at RWTH Aachen University. His research focuses on haptic feedback and tangible user interfaces on tabletops.
Jan Borchers is a full professor of computer science and head of the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University. With his research group, he explores the field of human-computer interaction, with a particular interest in new post-desktop user interfaces for smart environments, ubiquitous computing, interactive exhibits, and time-based media such as audio and video.
Shahram Izadi works at Microsoft Research, UK. In recent years, his research has focused on developing novel, touch-based computers and devices, including SecondLight and ThinSight. He has worked as a researcher at PARC, and was a research fellow on the Equator UK project, working at Nottingham University, University College London (UCL), and the Royal College of Art. His research has led to more than 30 patents and over 50 academic papers, including papers at UIST, CHI, and Ubicomp. He has organized two international conferences and numerous workshops, served as technical program chair, and on various conference committees. He was recently listed on the TR35, a list of 35 innovators, under the age of 35 who have made significant contribution to technology and the sciences.
Daniel Wigdor is a User Experience Architect at Microsoft, and an Assistant Affiliate Professor in both the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Information School at the University of Washington. His research interests are in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), interactive computer graphics, and in emerging post-WIMP user interfaces. His present work focuses on the development of software and interaction techniques with novel hardware devices, gestural interfaces, and multi-touch and freehand input. He received a PhD in computer science at the DGP Lab of the University of Toronto with Prof. Ravin Balakrishnan, while working with Dr. Chia Shen at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs. Daniel is a recipient of the Wolfond Fellowship, and of an ACM Best Paper award. Before joining Microsoft, Daniel was a fellow at the Initiative in Innovative Computing at Harvard University, and co-founder of Iota Wireless, a start-up dedicated to commercializing his research in mobile-phone text entry.