Enrico Rukzio is a Full 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.


J. Pietron, A. Raschke, M. Stegmaier, M. Tichy and E. Rukzio, "Study Design Template for Identifying Usability Issues in Graphical Modeling Tools" , 2nd Workshop on Tools for Model Driven Engineering (MDETools'18) at MODELS'18 , Oct. 2018.
D. Dobbelstein, T. Arnold and E. Rukzio, "SnapBand: a Flexible Multi-Location Touch Input Band" , In Proc. of ISWC 2018 (2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers) , Oct. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3267242.3267248
D. Wolf, L. Hnatek and E. Rukzio, "Face/On: Actuating the Facial Contact Area of a Head-Mounted Display for Increased Immersion" , In Adj. Proc. of UIST '18 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology) , Oct. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3266037.3271631
M. Rietzler, J. Gugenheimer, T. Hirzle, M. Deubzer, E. Langbehn and E. Rukzio, "Rethinking Redirected Walking: On the Use of Curvature Gains Beyond Perceptual Limitations and Revisiting Bending Gains" , In Proc. of ISMAR 2018 (IEEE International Symposium for Mixed and Augmented Reality) , Oct. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMAR.2018.00041 .
S. Maurer, S. Kuhnert, I. Kraiem, R. Erbach, P. Grimm and E. Rukzio, "Designing a Guardian Angel: Giving an Automated Vehicle the Possibility to Override its Driver" , In Proc. of AutomotiveUI 18 (10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications) , Sep. 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3239060.3239078
P. Hock, J. Kraus, F. Babel, M. Walch, E. Rukzio and M. Baumann, "How to Design Valid Simulator Studies for Investigating User Experience in Automated Driving – Review and Hands-On Considerations" , In Proc. of AutomotiveUI 18 (10th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications) , Sep. 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3239060.3239066
K. Plaumann, M. Weing, C. Winkler, M. Müller and E. Rukzio, "Towards Accurate Cursorless Pointing: The Effects of Ocular Dominance and Handedness" , Personal and Ubiquitous Computing , vol. 22 , no. 4 , pp. 633–646 , Aug. 2018. Springer , http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00779-017-1100-7 .
DOI: 10.1007/s00779-017-1100-7
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, T. Hirzle, J. Gugenheimer, J. Frommel, T. Dreja and E. Rukzio, "VRSpinning: Exploring the Design Space of a 1D Rotation Platform to Increase the Perception of Self-Motion in VR" , In Proc. of DIS 2018 (ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems) , Jun. 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/mi/mi-forschung/uulm-hci/projects/vrspinning/ .
DOI: 10.1145/3196709.3196755
F. Gaisbauer, P. Agethen, M. Otto, T. Bär, J. Sues and E. Rukzio, "Presenting a Modular Framework for a Holistic Simulation of Manual Assembly Tasks " , Proc. of 51th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS) , May 2018.
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.281
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, F. Gaisbauer, M. Otto and E. Rukzio, "Interactive Simulation for Walk Path Planning within the Automotive Industry" , Proc. of 51th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems (CMS) , May 2018.
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.223
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
F. Gaisbauer, P. Froehlich, J. Lehwald, P. Agethen and E. Rukzio, "Presenting a Deep Motion Blending Approach for Simulating Natural Reach Motions " , Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.2312/egp.20181010
F. Gaisbauer, P. Agethen, T. Bär and E. Rukzio, "Introducing a Modular Concept for Exchanging Character Animation Approaches " , Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.2312/egp.20181011
T. Hirzle, J. O. Rixen, J. Gugenheimer and E. Rukzio, "WatchVR: Exploring the Usage of a Smartwatch for Interaction in Mobile Virtual Reality" , Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3170427.3188629
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart, J. Frommel and E. Rukzio, "Conveying the Perception of Kinesthetic Feedback in Virtual Reality using State-of-the-Art Hardware" , In Proc. of CHI 2018 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3174034
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
J. Gugenheimer, E. Stemasov, H. Sareen and E. Rukzio, "FaceDisplay: Towards Asymmetric Multi-User Interaction for Nomadic Virtual Reality" , In Proc. of CHI 2018 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Apr. 2018. https://youtu.be/idcNiVseXic .
DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173628
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart, J. Brich and E. Rukzio, "Demo of the Matrix Has You: Realizing Slow Motion in Full-Body Virtual Reality" , In Adj. Proc. of IEEE VR 2018 (2018 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces) , Mar. 2018.
DOI: 10.1109/VR.2018.8446136
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
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


K. Plaumann, M. Babic, T. Drey, W. Hepting, D. Stooß and E. Rukzio, "Improving Input Accuracy on Smartphones for Persons who are Affected by Tremor using Motion Sensors" , Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies , vol. 1 , no. 4 , pp. 30 , Dec. 2017. ACM , https://www.uni-ulm.de/en/in/mi/mi-forschung/uulm-hci/projects/circularselection10/ .
DOI: 10.1145/3161169
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart and E. Rukzio, "The Matrix Has You: Realizing Slow Motion in Full-Body Virtual Reality" , In Proc. of VRST 2017 (23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology) , Nov. 2017.
DOI: 10.1145/3139131.3139145
D. Dobbelstein, G. Haas and E. Rukzio, "The Effects of Mobility, Encumbrance, and (Non-)Dominant Hand on Interaction with Smartwatches" , Proc. of ISWC 2017 (2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers) , Sep. 2017.
DOI: 10.1145/3123021.3123033

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
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