Michael Wessely

PhD student in Ex)Situ group
INRIA, Université Paris Sud

email: me@michaelwessely.com
office: Room 207, LRI, Bât. 650 "Ada Lovelace", Université Paris Sud, Rue Noetzlin, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvettes


Work Experience

01/2019 - 12/2019 Postdoctoral Associate at HCI Engineering Group, CSAIL, MIT, USA
03/2015 - 04/2015 Research Assistant at Embodied Interaction group
01/2015 - 10/2015 Research Assistant at Perception, Displays and Fabrication group
10/2013 - 03/2014 Research Assistant at Exploratory Data Analysis group
01/2013 - 12/2016 Founder of Black Tree Events GbR, Neunkirchen, Germany
03/2006 - 12/2010 Manager of "Hotel Goethe", Ottweiler, Germany
10/2002 - 06/2003 Robotics Project at Festo AG, Germany


11/2015 - 12/2018 PhD student at INRIA, Université Paris Sud, France
Supervisors: Theophanis Tsandilas, Wendy Mackay
06/2017 Visiting Student at Hybrid Ecologies Lab, UC Berkeley
11/2012 - 03/2015 Visual Computing(MSc), Saarland University
01/2010 - 10/2012 Computer Science(MSc), Saarland University
10/2005 - 12/2009 Computer Science(BSc), Saarland University

Organizing Committee

ACM UIST'19: Publicity Chair
ACM UIST'18: Publicity Chair


ACM CHI ('17,'18,'19), ACM UIST ('17,'18), ACM TEI'18, ACM NordiCHI'18,
ACM MobileHCI'19, ACM SUI'18, ACM Siggraph Asia'18,

Awards and Research Grants

2018 Hager Award Nominee for "Read my Mind"
2017 STIC Grant: Augmented Reality for Physical Modeling and Design
2017 ACM SCF Summer School Travel Grant
2015 Land of Ideas Award, Federation of German Industries
2014 Best Paper Award ACM UIST

Demos and Exhibitions

ACM UIST'18 ShapeMe & Interactive Tangrami
ACM UIST'16 Stretchis
ACM PERDIS'15 PrintScreen
CeBIT '15 "Embodied Interaction"
ACM UIST'14 Printscreen

Workshops, Seminars, Summer Schools

2018 Organizer of a workshop on "Rapid Prototying with Interactive Materials", Fab14, Toulouse
2017 Participant at Summer School on "Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter", MIT
2015 Tutor at "Workshop on Printed Electronics", Saarland Unversity

Invited Talks

2018 Fab14 Paris, Science&Research Panel, Interactive Materials with Printed Electronics
2014 Schloss Dagstuhl, Science Journalism Workshop, PrintScreen

Co-Advised Master's Thesis

02/2016 - 07/2016 Niels Mourette


WS 2017 Digital Fabrication (Lecturer)
WS 2017 Introduction to Computer Graphics (TA)


Michael Wessely, Theophanis Tsandilas, and Wendy E. Mackay
Shape-Aware Material: Interactive Fabrication with ShapeMe
UIST 2018, 10 Pages
[PDF] [ACM] [Video]
Michal Piovarči, Michael Wessely, Michał Jagielski, Marc Alexa, Wojciech Matusik, Piotr Didyk
Design and analysis of directional front projection screens
Computers & Graphics, Volume 74, 2018,12 pages
[PDF] [Video]
Michal Piovarči, Michael Wessely, Michał Jagielski, Marc Alexa, Wojciech Matusik, and Piotr Didyk
Directional screens
ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF '17), 10 pages
[PDF] [ACM] [Video]
Michael Wessely, Theophanis Tsandilas, and Wendy E. Mackay
Stretchis: Fabricating Highly Stretchable User Interfaces
UIST '16, 7 pages
[PDF] [ACM] [Video] [Poster]
Simon Olberding, Michael Wessely, and Jürgen Steimle
PrintScreen: fabricating highly customizable thin-film touch-displays
UIST '14, 10 pages, Best Paper Award
[PDF] [ACM] [Video]

Demos, Workshops and Magazine Articles

Michael Wessely, Nadiya Morenko, Jürgen Steimle, Michael Schmitz
Interactive Tangrami: Rapid Prototyping with Modular Paper-folded Electronics
UIST 2018, 2 pages
to appear

J. Li, M. Wessely, S. Follmer and S. Mueller,
Summer School for Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter
IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 50-53, October-December 2017.

Jürgen Steimle, Simon Olberding, Michael Wessely
Digitale Fabrikation von flexiblen Displays und Touch-Oberflächen
Mensch&Computer Workshopband 2014: 19-20