Michael Wessely

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

email: michael.wessely@inria.fr
office: Room 207, LRI, Bât. 650 "Ada Lovelace", Université Paris Sud, Rue Noetzlin, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvettes

Stretchis (UIST 2016)

  PrintScreen (UIST 2014, Best Paper Award)


11/2015 - 10/2018 PhD student at INRIA, Université Paris Sud, France
Supervisors: Theophanis Tsandilas, Wendy Mackay
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

Work Experience

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

Conference Chairing

ACM UIST'18: Publicity Chair


CHI('17,'18), UIST'17, TEI'18

Awards and Research Grants

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

Demos and Exhibitions

ACM UIST'16 Stretchis
ACM PERDIS'15 PrintScreen
CeBIT '15 "Embodied Interaction"
ACM UIST'14 Printscreen

Workshops, Seminars, Summer Schools

2017 Summer School on "Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter", MIT
2015 Tutor at "Workshop on Printed Electronics", Saarland Unversity
2014 Invited Speaker at Science Journalism Workshop, Schloss Dagstuhl

Co-Advised Master's Thesis

02/2016 - 07/2016 Niels Mourette


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


Michal Piovarči, Michael Wessely, Michał Jagielski, Marc Alexa, Wojciech Matusik, and Piotr Didyk. 2017. Directional screens. In Proceedings of the 1st Annual ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 1, 10 pages. [PDF] [ACM] [Video]

Michael Wessely, Theophanis Tsandilas, and Wendy E. Mackay. 2016. Stretchis: Fabricating Highly Stretchable User Interfaces. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 697-704. [PDF] [ACM] [Video] [Poster]

Simon Olberding, Michael Wessely, and Jürgen Steimle. 2014. PrintScreen: fabricating highly customizable thin-film touch-displays. In Proceedings of the 27th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 281-290. [PDF] [ACM] [Video]

Workshops and Magazine Articles

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

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