Prof. Bernd Froehlich
Bernd Froehlich is a full professor of Computer Science at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He is chair of the Virtual Reality and Visualization Research Group. He focuses on basic and applied research in multi-user virtual reality and 3D user interfaces, visualization and rendering algorithms for very large datasets as well as information visualization. After completing his PhD in computer science at the Technical University of Braunschweig, he worked at the German National Research Center for Information Technology (GMD) and was a research associate with the computer science department at Stanford University. He is a cofounder and member of the steering committee of the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, chair of the steering committee of the IEEE Virtual Reality conference and received the 2008 Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award. Froehlich serves as an associate editor of the journal Frontiers in Virtual Environments.
Prof. Froehlich will give a speech about "Social Virtual Reality". The talk will discuss multi-user VR, telepresence and some fundamental approaches to support collaboration.