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.


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
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
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), Mai 2018.
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.223
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
D. Dobbelstein, E. Stemasov, D. Besserer, I. Stenske and E. Rukzio, "Movelet: a Self-Actuated Movable Bracelet for Positional Haptic Feedback on the User's Forearm", In Proc. of ISWC 2018 (2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers), Okt. 2018. https://youtu.be/HSHAU5eqtZA.
DOI: 10.1145/3267242.3267249
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, 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), Mai 2018.
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2018.03.281
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), Okt. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMAR.2018.00041.
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), Okt. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3267242.3267248
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, Okt. 2018.
T. Hirzle, J. Gugenheimer, F. Geiselhart, A. Bulling and E. Rukzio, "Towards a Symbiotic Human-Machine Depth Sensor: Exploring 3D Gaze for Object Reconstruction", In Adj. Proc. of UIST '18 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology), Okt. 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/?hm_depthsensor.
DOI: 10.1145/3266037.3266119
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, F. Gaisbauer, M. Manns, M. Link and E. Rukzio, "Towards Realistic Walk Path Simulation of Single Subjects: Presenting a Probabilistic Motion Planning Algorithm", In Proc. of MIG 2018 (ACM Siggraph Conference on Motion, Interaction and Games), Nov. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3274247.3274504
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
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


J. Frommel, J. Gugenheimer, D. Klein, E. Rukzio and M. Weber, "CanTouchThis: Examining the Effect of Physical Contact in a Mobile Multiplayer Game" in In Proceedings of CHI EA '17 (CHI '17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Mai 2017.
DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3053087
P. Hock, S. Benedikter, J. Gugenheimer and E. Rukzio, "CarVR: Enabling In-Car Virtual Reality Entertainment" in In Proc. of CHI 2017 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Mai 2017.
DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025665
D. Dobbelstein, S. Herrdum and E. Rukzio, "Demonstration of inScent: a Wearable Olfactory Display as an Amplification for Mobile Notifications", Proc. of UbiComp/ISWC 2017 Adjunct (Demo), ACM, 4 pages, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzugi0AHaJs.
DOI: 10.1145/3123024.3123185
D. Dobbelstein, C. Winkler, G. Haas and E. Rukzio, "Demonstration of PocketThumb: a Wearable Dual-Sided Touch Interface for Cursor-based Control of Smart-Eyewear", Proc. of UbiComp/ISWC 2017 Adjunct (Demo), ACM, 4 pages, 2017. https://youtu.be/Ep0GUToErJg.
DOI: 10.1145/3123024.3123185
J. Gugenheimer, E. Stemasov, H. Sareen and E. Rukzio, "FaceDisplay: Enabling Multi-User Interaction for Mobile Virtual Reality", Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5jWuwx1cP4.
DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3052962
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, Dez. 2017. ACM, https://www.uni-ulm.de/en/in/mi/mi-forschung/uulm-hci/projects/circularselection10/.
DOI: 10.1145/3161169
D. Dobbelstein, S. Herrdum and E. Rukzio, "inScent: a Wearable Olfactory Display as an Amplification for Mobile Notifications", Proc. of ISWC 2017 (2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers), Sep. 2017. https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/mi/mi-forschung/uulm-hci/projects/inscent-a-wearable-olfactory-display-as-an-amplification-of-mobile-notifications/.
DOI: 10.1145/3123021.3123035
J. Gugenheimer, C. Winkler, D. Wolf and E. Rukzio, "Interaction with Adaptive and Ubiquitous User Interfaces" in Companion Technology - A Paradigm Shift in Human-Technology Interaction, Biundo, Susanne, and Andreas Wendemuth, Eds. Springer, 2017, pp. 209-229.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43665-4_11
F. Gaisbauer, P. Agethen, R. Lunde and E. Rukzio, "Iterative Path Adaption (IPA): Predictive Trajectory-Estimation Using Static Pathfinding Algorithms", Proc. of 11th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering (ICME), Jul. 2017.
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2017.12.170
D. Dobbelstein, C. Winkler, G. Haas and E. Rukzio, "PocketThumb: a Wearable Dual-Sided Touch Interface for Cursor-based Control of Smart-Eyewear", Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), Jun. 2017. https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/mi/mi-forschung/uulm-hci/projects/pocketthumb-a-wearable-dual-sided-touch-interface-for-cursor-based-control-of-smart-eyewear/.
DOI: 10.1145/3090055

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