Homepage of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Dachselt

Head of the Professorship Multimedia Technology (Interactive Media Lab Dresden)
at the Faculty of Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden.

Raimund Dachselt


As head of the Interactive Media Lab Dresden (Professorship Multimedia Technology) I am responsible for teaching courses, supervising students and conducting research projects.

I would describe my background and research interests as an intersection of computer graphics, human computer interaction and information visualization with a solid foundation in software engineering. I am interested in research topics in the area of smart and seamless user interface experiences by means of natural interaction techniques. This also includes novel ways of information visualization and 3D interaction.

While writing my PhD thesis (finished in 10/2004) at the Multimedia Technology Group, TU Dresden I was the leading researcher of the CONTIGRA project on the component-based development of interactive 3D applications and Information Rich Virtual Environments. During the last years I also worked on the classification, specification and standardization of 3D interaction elements for virtual environments in the whole mixed reality continuum.

During my PostDoc time I was shifting my focus towards the application of novel, partly three-dimensional information visualization techniques to the field of personal information and media management. More information on the activities in the field of intuitive Rich Multimedia User Interfaces can be found on the INPERIC project website.

During my time as a Juniorprofessor (assistant professor) at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, I was conducting research projects with my team of the User Interface & Software Engineering Group in the field of novel visualization and interaction techniques for future user interfaces with multiple devices and displays. Our focus is on tabletops and other interactive surfaces, tangible magic lenses, and the combination of small mobile displays with large displays. We are investigating natural ways of interaction using multitouch, digital pens, hand gestures, gaze control, tactile interaction, and other forms of sensor-enabled interaction. More details can be found in the project web pages.

In April 2011 I was tenured and appointed associate professor (W2) for User Interface & Software Engineering at the Faculty of Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg.

In April 2012 I changed universities and was appointed full professor (W3) at the Faculty of Computer Science, Technische Universität Dresden. I am now leading the Interactive Media Lab Dresden, i.e. the Professorship of Multimedia Technology.

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Professional Activities

Co-organization of several international workshops:

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This is just a short list of research and industrial projects I participated in during the last years.

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Selected Teaching Activities

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Selected Talks

I gave a number of talks on various occasions at the Universities in Magdeburg and Dresden and at numerous international conferences. Besides, I was invited to the following scientific talks at other institutions:

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E-Mail: dachselt (at) acm.org
Phone: +49 (0)351 463 38507
Fax: +49 (0)351 463 32827
Address for visitors: Nöthnitzer Str. 46, Room 2048, Dresden, Germany.
Mail address: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raimund Dachselt, Faculty of Computer Science, Professorship Multimedia Technology, TU Dresden, D-01062 Dresden, Germany.
Web (this page): http://mt.inf.tu-dresden.de/~dachselt/