Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Author: Wolfgang Stuerzlinger


Dr. Stuerzlinger has been programming computers since the age of 14. At the age of 15, at the request of his father he began developing software for tax consultants. By 1989 this family-run company was the market leader in his native Austria, a position it still retains.

Dr. Stuerzlinger graduated with a Doctorate in Computer Science from the Technical University in Vienna, Austria in 1993. Then he moved to the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Supported by an Erwin-Schrodinger fellowship Dr. Stuerzlinger visited the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1997 (hosted by Prof. F. Brooks). In 1998, Dr. Stuerzlinger was appointed to the Department of Computer Science at York University in Toronto, Canada. There, he is a full professor and a member of the interdisciplinary Centre for Vision Research (CVR). He is directing the Interactive Systems Research Group.

While in Austria and at UNC, Dr. Stuerzlinger's research interests concentrated on various areas of computer graphics, as well as parallel and high-performance systems. Now, Dr. Stuerzlinger is a leading researcher in three-dimensional user interfaces and virtual reality. Additionally, he is very active in human-computer interaction. In general, his research aims to find innovative solutions for real-world problems and is often inter-disciplinary. Current research projects include better user interfaces for two-dimensional and three-dimensional design applications, meeting room environments that actively support collaboration, user interface techniques that are based on human perception principles, new virtual reality hardware and software, a novel kind of display system that can display very vivid images, and many other projects.

Dr. Stuerzlinger is a member of the GRAND NCE (Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence) board, a journal editorial board, and numerous international program committees. He has also chaired several international scientific events. He is an author of more than a dozen patents. Dr. Stuerzlinger has supervised more than 35 graduate students to completion and published more than 100 refereed scientific papers. His group currently consists of a postdoc and 10 graduate students.

Dr. Stuerzlinger loves to dance and enjoys spending time with his kids, skiing, and practicing martial arts.


Publication period start: 2012
Number of co-authors: 23


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Loutfouz Zaman
Ji-Young Oh
Andriy Pavlovych

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Yoshifumi Kitamura
I. Scott MacKenzie
Doug A. Bowman


Bowman, Doug A., Frohlich, Bernd, Kitamura, Yoshifumi, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2009): Current trends in 3D user interface research. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67 (3) pp. 223-224. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2008.10.003

Pavlovych, Andriy, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2004): Model for non-expert text entry speed on 12-button phone keypads. In: Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Tscheligi, Manfred (eds.) Proceedings of ACM CHI 2004 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria. pp. 351-358. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/985692.985737

Pavlovych, Andriy, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2003): Less-Tap: A Fast and Easy-to-Learn Text Input Technique for Phones. In: Graphics Interface 2003 June 11-13, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. pp. 97-104.

Oh, Ji-Young, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2002): Laser Pointers as Collaborative Pointing Devices. In: Graphics Interface 2002 May 27-29, 2002, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. pp. 141-150.

Smith, Graham, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang, Salzman, Tim (2001): 3D Scene Manipulation with 2D Devices and Constraints. In: Graphics Interface 2001 June 7-9, 2001, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. pp. 135-142.

Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (1999): Imaging all Visible Surfaces. In: Graphics Interface 99 June 2-4, 1999, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. pp. 115-122. https://www.graphicsinterface.org/proceedings/1999/140

Oh, Ji-Young, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang, Danahy, John (2006): SESAME: towards better 3D conceptual design systems. In: Proceedings of DIS06: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2006, . pp. 80-89. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142419

Oh, Ji-Young, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2005): Moving objects with 2D input devices in CAD systems and Desktop Virtual Environments. In: Graphics Interface 2005 May 9-11, 2005, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. pp. 195-202. https://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1089508.1089541

Kulikov, Sergey, MacKenzie, I. Scott, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2005): Measuring the effective parameters of steering motions. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1569-1572. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056968

Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang, Chapuis, Olivier, Phillips, Dusty, Roussel, Nicolas (2006): User interface facades: towards fully adaptable user interfaces. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology , 2006, . pp. 309-318. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1166253.1166301

Oh, Ji-Young, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2003): Intelligent Manipulation Techniques for Conceptual 3D Design. In: Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT03: Human-Computer Interaction , 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. pp. 319.

Dehmeshki, Hoda, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2008): Intelligent object group selection. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 3111-3116. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358816

Teather, Robert J., Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2007): Guidelines for 3D positioning techniques. In: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference on Future Play , 2007, . pp. 61-68. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1328202.1328214

Teather, Robert J., Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2008): Exaggerated head motions for game viewpoint control. In: Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Future Play , 2008, . pp. 240-243. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1496984.1497034

Mueller, Stefan, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (eds.) 8th Eurographics Workshop on Virtual Environments May 30-31, 2002, Barcelona, Spain.

Pavlovych, Andriy, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2008): Effect of screen configuration and interaction devices in shared display groupware. In: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM International Workshop on Human-Centered Multimedia , 2008, . pp. 49-56. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1462027.1462035

Arif, Ahmed Sabbir, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2010): Predicting the cost of error correction in character-based text entry technologies. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 5-14. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753329

Zaman, Loutfouz, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2010): A new interface for cloning objects in drawing systems. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2010, . pp. 27-34. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/4713060.1839220

Zaman, Loutfouz, Kalra, Ashish, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2011): DARLS: differencing and merging diagrams using dual view, animation, re-layout, layers and. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 1657-1662. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979824

Dadgari, Darius, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2010): Novel user interfaces for diagram versioning and differencing. In: Proceedings of the HCI10 Conference on People and Computers XXIV , 2010, . pp. 62-71. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2146313

Dehmeshki, Hoda, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2010): Design and evaluation of a perceptual-based object group selection technique. In: Proceedings of the HCI10 Conference on People and Computers XXIV , 2010, . pp. 365-373. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2146358

Pavlovych, Andriy, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2011): Target following performance in the presence of latency, jitter, and signal dropouts. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2011, . pp. 33-40.

Ashtiani, Behrooz, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2011): 2D similarity transformations on multi-touch surfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2011, . pp. 57-64.

Zaman, Loutfouz, Kalra, Ashish, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2011): The effect of animation, dual view, difference layers, and relative re-layout in hierarchi. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Graphics Interface , 2011, . pp. 183-190.

Arif, Ahmed Sabbir, Iltisberger, Benedikt, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2011): Extending mobile user ambient awareness for nomadic text entry. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference , 2011, . pp. 21-30. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2071536.2071539

Teather, Robert J., Pavlovych, Andriy, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang, MacKenzie, I. Scott (2009): Effects of tracking technology, latency, and spatial jitter on object movement. In: Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 43-50.

Das, Arindam, Stuerzlinger, Wolfgang (2012): Comparing cognitive effort in spatial learning of text entry keyboards and ShapeWriters. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 649-652. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2254556.2254676