Enrico Rukzio is a Professor of Media Informatics, the head of the Human-Computer-Interaction group, dean of studies for all computer science degrees, vice dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology and director of the Institute for Media Research and Media Development at Ulm University.

He is interested in designing intelligent interactive systems that enable people to be more efficient, satisfied and expressive in their daily lives. His research focuses on the design of novel interaction concepts, devices and applications in areas such as mobile and wearable interaction, computerized eyewear, cross-device interactions, interaction in smart environments, human-technology interaction for elderly people, automotive user interfaces and interactive production planning.

Enrico regularly serves as a program committee member / associate chair / associate editor for conferences and journals (e.g. AutomotiveUI, ACM Multimedia, CHI, MobileHCI, Percom, TEI, Ubicomp/IMWUT or WWW) and regularly reviews for various funding bodies (e.g. BMVIT, BMBF, CDG, DAAD, DFG, NWO or SNF). He was Conference Co-Chair of MobileHCI 2015, PC Co-Chair of MUM 2015, PC Chair of ISCT 2015, SIG Co-Chair of CHI 2015 & CHI 2014, PC Co-Chair of Mobile HCI 2013 and Conference Chair of MUM 2012

Together with his students, he has won best paper awards at CHI, EuroVR, ISWC, ITS, MobileHCI and MUM. His research and supervision has been funded by BMBF, Carl Zeiss, Carl Zeiss Foundation, Daimler, DFG, EU, DOCOMO Euro-Labs, EPSRC, Nokia, Mercator Foundation, MWK BW and NWDA.

Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Professor at the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology (University of Duisburg-Essen) and a RCUK academic fellow & lecturer at the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Munich


Detailed lists of my publications can also be found at Google Scholar, DBLP, or ResearchGate.


T. Hirzle, J. Gugenheimer, F. Geiselhart, A. Bulling and E. Rukzio, "A Design Space for Gaze Interaction on Head-Mounted Displays", In Proc. of CHI 2019 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), May 2019. https://www.uni-ulm.de/?gazedesignspace.
DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300855
M. Otto, E. Lampen, P. Agethen, M. Langohr, G. Zachmann and E. Rukzio, "A Virtual Reality Assembly Assessment Benchmark for Measuring VR Performance & Limitations", In Proc. CIRP CMS 2019 (52th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems), Jun. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.195.
M. Otto, E. Lampen, F. Auris, F. Gaisbauer and E. Rukzio, "Applicability Evaluation of Kinect for EAWS Ergonomic Assessments", In Proc. CIRP CMS 2019 (52th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems), Jun. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.194.
D. Wolf, D. Besserer, K. Sejunaite, A. Schuler, M. Riepe and E. Rukzio, "cARe: An Augmented Reality Support System for Geriatric Inpatients with Mild Cognitive Impairment", In Proc. of MUM19 (18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia), Nov. 2019.
DOI: 10.1145/3365610.3365612
M. Otto, E. Lampen, P. Agethen, M. Langohr, G. Masan and E. Rukzio, "Evaluation on Perceived Sizes Using Large-Scale Augmented Floor Visualization Devices", In Proc. of Perdis 2019 (8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays), Jun. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1145/3321335.3324951.
D. Wolf, M. Rietzler, L. Hnatek and E. Rukzio, "Face/On: Multi-Modal Haptic Feedback for Head-Mounted Displays in Virtual Reality", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Aug. 2019.
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2932215
M. Colley, M. Walch and E. Rukzio, "For a Better (Simulated) World: Considerations for VR in External Communication Research", New York, NY, USA: ACM, 09 2019. pp. 442-449.
DOI: 10.1145/3349263.3351523
M. Colley, M. Walch, J. Gugenheimer and E. Rukzio, "Including People with Impairments from the Start: External Communication of Autonomous Vehicles", New York, NY, USA: ACM, 09 2019. pp. 307-314.
DOI: 10.1145/3349263.3351521
D. Wolf, T. Wagner and E. Rukzio, "Low-Cost Real-Time Mental Load Adaptation for Augmented Reality Instructions - A Feasibility Study", 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR-Adjunct), Oct. 2019.
F. Gaisbauer, J. Lehwald, J. Sprenger and E. Rukzio, "Natural Posture Blending Using Deep Neural Networks" in ACM Siggraph Conference on Motion, Interaction and Games 2019, Oct. 2019.
DOI: 10.1145/3359566.3360052
T. Hirzle, J. Gugenheimer, E. Rukzio and A. Bulling, "On the Importance of Visual (Digital) Wellbeing for HMDs", In Proc. of CHI 2019 Workshop on Designing for Digital Wellbeing, May 2019. https://digitalwellbeingworkshop.wordpress.com.
S. Maurer, L. Scatturin and E. Rukzio, "Playing Guardian Angel: Using a Gamified Approach to Overcome the Overconfidence Bias in Driving", Proceedings of MUM19, 2019.
F. Gaisbauer, J. Lehwald, P. Agethen, J. Sues and E. Rukzio, "Proposing a Co-simulation Model for Coupling Heterogeneous Character Animation Systems", In Proc. of GRAPP 2019 (14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications), Feb. 2019.
DOI: 10.5220/0007356400650076
P. Hock, F. Babel, J. Kraus, E. Rukzio and M. Baumann, "Towards Opt-Out Permission Policies to Maximize the Use of Automated Driving", In Proc. of AutomotiveUI 2019 (ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications), Sep. 2019.
M. Rietzler, G. Haas, T. Dreja, F. Geiselhart and E. Rukzio, "Virtual Muscle Force: Communicating Kinesthetic Forces Through Pseudo-Haptic Feedback and Muscle Input", In Proc. of UIST 2019 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology), Oct. 2019.


J. Gugenheimer, E. Stemasov, H. Sareen and E. Rukzio, "A Demonstration of FaceDisplay: Asymetric Multi-User Interaction for Mobile VR", In Adj. Proc. of IEEE VR 2018 (IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces), pp. 753-754, Mar. 2018.
DOI: 10.1109/VR.2018.8446319
J. Gugenheimer, E. Stemasov, J. Frommel and E. Rukzio, "A Demonstration of ShareVR: Co-Located Experiences for Virtual Reality Between HMD and Non-HMD Users", In Adj. Proc. of IEEE VR 2018 (2018 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces), Mar. 2018.
DOI: 10.1109/VR.2018.8446551
T. Dreja, M. Rietzler, T. Hirzle, J. Gugenheimer, J. Frommel and E. Rukzio, "A Demonstration of VRSpinning: Exploring the Design Space of a 1D Rotation Platform to Increase the Perception of Self-Motion in VR", In Adj. Proc. of UIST '18 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology), Oct. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3266037.3271645
F. Gaisbauer, J. Lehwald, P. Agethen and E. Rukzio, "A Motion Reuse Framework for Accelerated Simulation of Manual Assembly Processes ", Proc. of 51th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS), May 2018.
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.282
P. Agethen, T. Neher, F. Gaisbauer, M. Manns and E. Rukzio, "A Probabilistic Motion Planning Algorithm for Realistic Walk Path Simulation ", Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.2312/egp.20181009
P. Agethen, F. Gaisbauer and E. Rukzio, "A Probabilistic Steering Parameter Model for Deterministic Motion Planning Algorithms", Computer Graphics Forum, Nov. 2018. Wiley.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/cgf.13591
E. Stemasov, G. Haas, M. Rietzler and E. Rukzio, "Augmenting Human Hearing Through Interactive Auditory Mediated Reality", In Adj. Proc. of UIST '18 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology), Oct. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3266037.3266104
P. Agethen, V. Subramanian Sekar, F. Gaisbauer, T. Pfeiffer, M. Otto and E. Rukzio, "Behavior Analysis of Human Locomotion in Real World and Virtual Reality for Manufacturing Industry", ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP), vol. 15, Jul. 2018.
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart, J. Gugenheimer and E. Rukzio, "Breaking the Tracking: Enabling Weight Perception using Perceivable Tracking Offsets", In Proc. of CHI 2018 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173702
G. Haas, E. Stemasov and E. Rukzio, "Can’t You Hear Me? Investigating Personal Soundscape Curation", In Proc. of MUM 2018 (17th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia), Nov. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3282894.3282897

Prof. Dr. Enrico Rukzio

Portrait Prof. Rukzio


As dean of studies for computer science ("Studiendekan Informatik"):

sd-informatik (at) uni-ulm.de

In all other cases:

enrico.rukzio (at) uni-ulm.de

Universität Ulm
Institut für Medieninformatik
89081 Ulm

Room: O27/340

Phone: +49 (0)731/50-313 03
Fax: +49 (0)731/50-313 02