Tobias Höllerer

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Computer Science



Professor, Department of Computer Science; Affiliated Professor, Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program


Tobias Höllerer is a professor of computer science at UC Santa Barbara, where he co-directs the Four Eyes Laboratory that conducts research in the four I’s of Imaging, Interaction, and Innovative Interfaces. He holds an Informatik Diplom from the Technische Universität Berlin and MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Columbia University. Tobias received the US National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, for his work on “Anywhere Augmentation,” which enables mobile computer users to place annotations in 3D space wherever they go. He is a principal investigator on the Allosphere project at UC Santa Barbara, designing and utilizing display and interaction technologies for a three-story surround-view immersive situation room. He was named an ACM distinguished scientist in 2013. He has published more than 150 international journal and conference papers in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, information visualization, 3D displays and interaction, mobile and wearable computing, and social computing. Several of these publications have been selected for Best Paper or Honorable Mention awards at such venues as IEEE ISMAR, IEEE VR, ACM VRST, ACM UIST, ACM MobileHCI, and IEEE SocialCom.


augmented and virtual reality; information visualization; 3D displays and interaction; computer graphics; mobile and wearable computing; social computing


J. Ventura, T. Höllerer: Wide-Area Scene Mapping for Mobile Visual Tracking. International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2012). Atlanta, GA, Nov. 5–8, 2012.

E. Onal, J. Schaffer, J. O’Donovan, L.R. Marusich, M.S. Yu, C. Gonzalez, and T. Höllerer. Decision-making in Abstract Trust Games: A User Interface Perspective. IEEE International Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), March 3-6, 2014, San Antonio, TX, USA. Best Paper Award.

D. Ren, T. Höllerer, X. Yuan, "iVisDesigner: Expressive Interactive Design of Information Visualizations," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 20, no.12, 2014.