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

2D + 3D Mobile Augmented Reality
LUMAR combines 2D and 3D interaction with a static display, and enables a 3-layered information space, where the mobile phone provides an augmented reality viewport into the real world.
LUMAR: A Hybrid Spatial Display System for 2D and 3D Handheld Augmented Reality
Olwal, A., and Henrysson, A.
Proceedings of ICAT 2007 (International Conference on Artificial Reality and Teleexistence), Esbjerg, Denmark, Nov 28-30, 2007, pp. 63-70.

ICAT 2007
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