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 Rukzio publishes his research in leading conferences (e.g. at CSCW, CHI, UIST or Ubicomp), journals (e.g. IEEE Pervasive Computing), magazines (e.g. ACM Interactions) and holds 4 patents. Together with his students, he has won best paper awards at CHI, EuroVR, ISWC, ITS, MobileHCI and MUM. He has supervised three PhD students to completion and served on PhD thesis committees in Australia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.

Enrico regularly serves as a program committee member / associate chair / associate editor for conferences and journals (e.g. ACM Multimedia, CHI, MobileHCI, Percom, TEI, Ubicomp/IMWUT or WWW) and regularly reviews for various funding bodies (e.g. BMBF, 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

He was awarded an Emmy Noether Grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG), one of the most prestigious personal grants for researchers in Germany. In 2012 he became a member of the “Junge Kolleg“ of the renowned North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. His research and supervision has been funded by BMBF, Carl Zeiss, Carl Zeiss Foundation, DFG, EU, DOCOMO Euro-Labs, EPSRC, Nokia, Mercator Foundation 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, at ResearchGate or at my outdated former homepage.


Geiselhart, Florian; Rietzler, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico
EyeVR - Low Cost VR Eye Interaction
In Adj. Proc. (Demo) of Ubicomp 2016 (ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing),
September 2016
Plaumann, Katrin; Müller, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico
Circular Selection: Optimizing List Selection for Smartwatches
In Proc. of ISWC 2016 (International Symposium on Wearable Computers),
September 2016
Agethen, Philipp; Otto, Michael; Mengel, Stefan; Rukzio, Enrico
Using Marker-less Motion Capture Systems for Walk Path Analysis in Paced Assembly Flow Lines
In Proc. of 6th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF),
Juli 2016
Rietzler, Michael; Geiselhart, Florian; Thomas, Janek; Rukzio, Enrico
FusionKit: A Generic Toolkit for Skeleton, Marker and Rigid-Body Tracking
In Proc. of EICS 2016 (8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems),
Juni 2016
Plaumann, Katrin; Lehr, David; Rukzio, Enrico
Who Has the Force? Solving Conflicts for Multi User Mid-Air Gestures for TVs
In Proc. of TVX 2016 (ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Video),
Juni 2016
Gugenheimer, Jan; Wolf, Dennis; Haas, Gabriel; Krebs, Sebastian; Rukzio, Enrico
SwiVRChair: A Motorized Swivel Chair to Nudge Users' Orientation for 360 Degree Storytelling in Virtual Reality
In Proc. of CHI 2016 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems),
Mai 2016
Gugenheimer, Jan; Dobbelstein, David; Winkler, Christian; Haas, Gabriel; Rukzio, Enrico
FaceTouch: Touch Interaction for Mobile Virtual Reality
In Adj. Proc. (Demo) of CHI 2016 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems),
Mai 2016
Dobbelstein, David; Henzler, Philipp; Rukzio, Enrico
Unconstrained Pedestrian Navigation based on Vibro-tactile Feedback around the Wristband of a Smartwatch
In Adj. Proc. (Poster) of CHI 2016 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems),
Mai 2016
Otto, Michael; Prieur, Michael; Agethen, Philipp; Rukzio, Enrico
Dual Reality for Production Verification Workshops: A Comprehensive Set of Virtual Methods
In Proc. of 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS),
Mai 2016
Gugenheimer, Jan; Honold, Frank; Wolf, Dennis; Schüssel, Felix; Seifert, Julian; Weber, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico
How Companion-Technology can Enhance a Multi-Screen Television Experience: A Test Bed for Adaptive Multimodal Interaction in Domestic Environments
KI - Künstliche Intelligenz,
Februar 2016
Dobbelstein, David; Walch, Marcel; Köll, Andreas; Şahin, Ömer; Hartmann, Tamino; Rukzio, Enrico
Reducing In-Vehicle Interaction Complexity: Gaze-Based Mapping of a Rotary Knob to Multiple Interfaces
In Adj. Proc. (Poster) of MUM 2016 (International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia)


Gugenheimer, Jan; Knierim, Pascal; Winkler, Christian; Seifert, Julian; Rukzio, Enrico
UbiBeam: Exploring the Interaction Space for Home Deployed Projector-Camera Systems
In Proc. of Interact 2015 (IFIP TC15 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction),
Oktober 2015
Plaumann, Katrin; Ehlers, Jan; Geiselhart, Florian; Yuras, Gabriel; Huckauf, Anke; Rukzio, Enrico
Better than you Think: Head Gestures for Mid Air Input
In Proc. of Interact 2015 (IFIP TC15 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction),
September 2015
Geiselhart, Florian; Otto, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico
On the use of Multi-Depth-Camera based Motion Tracking Systems in Production Planning Environments
In Proc. of CIRP CMS 2015 (48th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems),
Juni 2015
Winkler, Christian; Gugenheimer, Jan; De Luca, Alexander; Haas, Gabriel; Speidel, Philipp; Dobbelstein, David; Rukzio, Enrico
Glass Unlock: Enhancing Security of Smartphone Unlocking through Leveraging a Private Near-eye Display
Proc. of CHI 2015 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
April 2015
Dobbelstein, David; Hock, Philipp; Rukzio, Enrico
Belt: An Unobtrusive Touch Input Device for Head-worn Displays
Proc. of CHI 2015 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
April 2015
Wolf, Dennis; Gugenheimer, Jan; Rukzio, Enrico
OctiCam: An immersive and mobile video communication device for parents and children
Proc. of ISCT 2015 (1st International Symposium on Companion-Technology),
Gugenheimer, Jan; De Luca, Alexander; Hess, Hayato; Karg, Stefan; Wolf, Dennis; Rukzio, Enrico
ColorSnakes: Using Colored Decoys to Secure Authentication in Sensitive Contexts
In Proc. of MobileHCI 2015 (17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services),
Otto, Michael; Agethen, Philipp; Geiselhart, Florian; Rukzio, Enrico
Towards ubiquitous tracking: Presenting a scalable, markerless tracking approach using multiple depth cameras
In Proc. of EuroVR 2015 (European Association for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality), Best Industrial Paper award


Otto, Michael; Prieur, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico
Using Scalable, Interactive Floor Projection for Production Planning Scenario
In Adj. Proc. (Poster) of ITS 2014 (Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces)
November 2014
Seifert, Julian; Boring, Sebastian; Winkler, Christian; Schaub, Florian; Schwab, Fabian; Herrdum, Steffen; Maier, Fabian; Mayer, Daniel; Rukzio, Enrico
Hover Pad: Interacting with Autonomous and Self-Actuated Displays in Space
Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)
Oktober 2014
Winkler, Christian; Rukzio, Enrico
Projizierte tischbasierte Benutzungsschnittstellen
Informatik-Spektrum, :1-5
Mai 2014
Winkler, Christian; Seifert, Julian; Dobbelstein, David; Rukzio, Enrico
Pervasive Information through Constant Personal Projection: The Ambient Mobile Pervasive Display (AMP-D)
Proc. of CHI 2014 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), ACM, 10 pages, Honorable Mention Award
April 2014
Winkler, Christian; Loechtefeld, Markus; Dobbelstein, David; Krueger, Antonio; Rukzio, Enrico
SurfacePhone: A Mobile Projection Device for Single- and Multiuser Everywhere Tabletop Interaction
Proc. of CHI 2014 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), ACM, 10 pages
April 2014
Schaub, Florian; Seifert, Julian; Honold, Frank; Mueller, Michael; Rukzio, Enrico; Weber, Michael
Broken Display = Broken Interface? The Impact of Display Damage on Smartphone Interaction
In Proc. of CHI 2014 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
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Prof. Dr. Enrico Rukzio

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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