Ali Askari, M.Sc.

Ali Askari joined the HCI Group in March 2017 as a research assistant. He supported the group at various research activities in the field of Driver-Vehicle Interaction and worked among other things on the KoFFI-Project. In 2019, he finished his Bachelor Degree in Media Informatics, the title of his thesis was "Enabling 6-DoF interactions in Virtual Reality on 3-DoF limited HMD systems". 

During his Master studies at the University of Ulm, Ali supported the Insitute as a research assistant with research projects such as the "SituWare Project", and as lecturer for additive manufactoring methods the "Sketching with Hardware I & II" course. With his master thesis with the topic "Evaluating the validity of Presence questionnaires", he finished his Master Degree in Media Informatics on June 2022. 

Currently, Ali is doing his PhD at the BMW AG in Munich, which is supervised by the Institute of Media Informatics, on the topic of depth perception in Augmented Reality. In addition to that, he supports the Institute for Media Research and Media Development (IMM) as a Research Associate in leading the "Sketching with Hardware I & II" course. Ali is therefore still an active member of the Insitute. 

Research interests

  • Driver-Vehicle Interaction
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality
  • Fabrication and Rapid Prototyping Methods

Thesis topics

I am glad to supervise your thesis topic with focus on Augmented Reality concepts. For topic suggestions or a first get-together, please send an e-mail to ali.askari(at)

For an official external supervised master thesis in cooperation with the BMW Group, please search the database on the company page (Keywords UI/UX) or contact me with topic suggestions regarding Driving related Augmented Reality concepts over ali.askari(at)



Stemasov, Evgeny; Askari, Ali
Design Where and When Necessary – In-Situ Remixing for Prototyping Electronics
CHI2023 Workshop [WS2] - Beyond Prototyping Boards: Future Paradigms for Electronics Toolkits, Page 1-5
April 2023
Askari, Ali; Stemasov, Evgeny
To Boldly Prototype What Everyone Has Prototyped Before: The Voyages and Perspectives of Prototyping Novices
CHI2023 Workshop [WS2] - Beyond Prototyping Boards: Future Paradigms for Electronics Toolkits, Page 1-6
April 2023


Hock, Philipp; Colley, Mark; Askari, Ali; Wagner, Tobias; Baumann, Martin; Rukzio, Enrico
Introducing VAMPIRE -- Using Kinaesthetic Feedback in Virtual Reality for Automated Driving Experiments
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI ’22) Joint First Authors
09 2022
Publisher: ACM
ISSN: 978-1-4503-9415-4/22/09
Rixen, Jan Ole; Colley, Mark; Askari, Ali; Gugenheimer, Jan; Rukzio, Enrico
Consent in the Age of AR: Investigating The Comfort With Displaying Personal Information in Augmented Reality
In Proc. of CHI 2022 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
05 2022
Publisher: ACM


Colley, Mark; Askari, Ali; Walch, Marcel; Woide, Marcel; Rukzio, Enrico
ORIAS: On-The-Fly Object Identification and Action Selection for Highly Automated Vehicles
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI ’21)
September 2021
Publisher: ACM


Colley, Mark; Walch, Marcel; Gugenheimer, Jan; Askari, Ali; Rukzio, Enrico
Towards Inclusive External Communication of Autonomous Vehicles for Pedestrians with Vision Impairments
In Proc. of CHI 2020 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
April 2020
Publisher: ACM