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Michael Haller is a professor at the department of Interactive Media of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Hagenberg, Austria), head of the Media Interaction Lab (www.mi-lab.org), head of the Austrian Research Center NiCE, and responsible for computer graphics, human-computer interaction, and augmented reality. His core areas of expertise are visualization and interaction. He received Dipl.-Ing. (1997), Dr. techn. (2001), and Habilitation (2007) degrees from Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. He is active in several research areas, including interactive computer graphics, augmented and virtual reality, and human computer interfaces. His current focus is on innovative interaction techniques and interfaces for next generation working environments. Currently, he leads a team of over 10 researchers and students. In 2004, he received the Erwin Schrödinger fellowship award presented by the Austrian Science Fund for his visit at the Human Interaction Technology Laboratory (HITLabNZ), University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), University of Southern California (USA). The research output includes 13 journal papers and book chapters, and has been presented already in high quality academic conferences and several demonstrations including ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, Disney’s New Technology Forum, and Ars Electronica Festival. In 2006, he was also invited to exhibit his work for five years at the Singapore Science Center. In 2007, Haller taught the ACM SIGGRAPH course “Interaction Tomorrow”, together with Chia Shen (MERL/Harvard University), Andy Wilson (Microsoft Research), Gerald Morrison (Smart Technologies), and Bruce H. Thomas (UNISA). Since 2008, Haller is head of the Austrian Research Studio NiCE, designing natural user interfaces for collaborative environments.