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Journal and Conference Papers

 2019

Y. Zhao (Cornell Tech & MSR), E. CutrellC. HolzM. Ringel MorrisE.Ofek and A. Wilson

SeeingVR: A Set of Tools to Make Virtual Reality More Accessible to People with Low Vision

CHI 2019.

Paper, Video, Microsoft Research Blog, Engadget RoadToVR

 

J. Lee (Kaist & MSR), M. Sinclair, M. Gonzalez-Franko, E. Ofek and C. Holz

TORC: A Virtual Reality Controller for In-Hand High-Dexterity Finger Interaction

CHI 2019.

Paper, Video, Microsoft Research Blog, VentureBeat, UploadVR

 

P. Abtahi (Stanford & MSR), M. Gonzalez-Franco, E. Ofek, A. Steed (UCL)

CHI 2019.

I’m a Giant: Walking in Large Virtual Environments at High Speed Gains

Paper, Video, Microsoft Research Blog

 

J. Hartmann (Waterloo & MSR), C. Holz, E. Ofek, & A. D. Wilson

Reality Check: Blending Virtual Environments with Situated Physical Reality

CHI 2019.

Paper, Video

 

L-P. Cheng (HPI), E. Ofek, C. Holz & A.D. Wilson

VRoamer: Generating On-The-Fly VR Experiences While Walking inside Large, Unknown Real-World Building Environments

IEEE VR 2019

Paper, Video, Microsoft Research Blog

 

J. Grubert (Coburg), E. Ofek, M. Pahud, P.O. Kristensson (Cambridge)

The Office of the Future: Virtual, Portable, and Global

IEEE Computer Graphics & Application, Nov/Dec 2018

Paper, Video1, Video2

2018

C. C. Berger (CalTech), M. Goznalez-Franco, E. Eyal and K. Hinckley

The Uncanny Valley of Haptics

Science Robotics 18 Apr 2018: Vol. 3, Issue 17

Paper, Video Microsoft Research Blog

 

 

C. Holz & E. Ofek

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'18)  2018

Doubling the Signal Quality of Smartphone Camera Pulse Oximetry Using the Display Screen As a Controllable Selective Light Source. 

Paper

 

M. Pahud, E. Ofek, N. H. Riche, M. C. Hurter (ENAC) and J. Grubert (Coburg)

Data Visualization on Mobile Devices Workshop 2018

Mobiles as Portals for Interaction with Virtual Data Visualizations

Paper

 

I. Choi (Stanford), E. Ofek, H. Benko, M. Sinclair and C.Holz

CHI 2018

CLAW: A Multifunctional Handheld Haptic Controller for Grasping, Touching, and Triggering in Virtual Reality

Paper, Video, Microsoft Research Blog, Engadget ("Microsoft’s mad scientists are making AR more tactile")Co. Design ("Crazy Microsoft is the best Microsoft"),  Gizmodo, Road To VR

 


E. Strasnick (Stanford), C. Holz, E. Ofek, M. Sinclair and Hrvoje Benko

Haptic Links: Bimanual Haptics for Virtual Reality Using Variable Stiffness Actuation 

CHI 2018

Paper, Video,  Microsoft Research Blog, Engadget ("Microsoft’s mad scientists are making AR more tactile"), Co. Design ("Crazy Microsoft is the best Microsoft"), Gizmodo, Road To VR,  Slashgear, VRScout

        

E. Whitmire (UW), H. Benko, C. Holz, E. Ofek and Mike Sinclair

Haptic Revolver: Touch, Shear, Texture, and Shape Rendering on a Reconfigurable Virtual Reality Controller

Honorable Mentioned paper, CHI 2018

Paper, Video. Microsoft Research Blog, Engadget ("Microsoft’s mad scientists are making AR more tactile"), Co. Design ("Crazy Microsoft is the best Microsoft"), Gizmodo, Road To VR

 

J. Grubert (Cuborg), L. Witzani, E. Ofek, M. Pahud, M. Kraz and P.O. Kristensson (Cambridge)

Effects of Hand Representations for Typing in Virtual Reality

IEEE VR Mar. 2018

Paper, Video, Microsoft Research Blog

 

J. Grubert (Cuborg), L. Witzani, E. Ofek, M. Pahud, M. Kraz and P.O. Kristensson (Cambridge)

Text Entry in Immersive Head-Mounted Display-based Virtual Reality using Standard Keyboards

IEEE VR Mar. 2018

Paper, Video,  Microsoft Research Blog

2017

C. Hurter, N. H. Riche, M. Pahud, E. Ofek, S. Drucker, B. Lee, D. Brown, C. Wong

Into the mixed reality data sphere: mapping user’s movements to data exploration tools

#Immersive2017 Workshop on Immersive Analytics: Exploring Future Interaction and Visualization Technologies for Data Analytics

at IEEE VIS, 1st October, Phoenix.

  

CHI 2017

Cited by more than 90 publications.

 2016

J. Grubert (Cuborg), E. Ofel, M. Pahud,

GlassHands: Interaction Around Unmodified Mobile Devices Using Sunglasses

ACM ISS 2016

Paper, Video, msPowerUser ("Microsoft’s latest Human Interaction Research will blow your mind") , CMWinBuzzer, IT News

  

H. Benko, C. Holz, M. Sinclair, E. Ofek

NormalTouch and TextureTouch: High-fidelity 3D Haptic Shape Rendering on Handheld Virtual Reality Controllers

Honorable Mentioned paper,

UIST 2016

Paper, Video
Wired UK, Digital Thrends, Road to VR, Makezine

Cited by more than 80 publications.

B.  Nuernberger, E. Ofek, H. Benko &  A. D. Wilson

SnapToReality: Aligning Augmented Reality to the Real World

CHI 2016
  

M. Azmandian, M. Hancock, H. Benko, E. Ofek, A. D Wilson

Haptic Retargeting: Dynamic Repurposing of Passive Haptics for Enhanced Virtual Reality Experiences

CHI 2016

Paper, Video (Best of Videos, CHI 2016), Gamasutra, TechSpot, Wearable

  

T. Pajsa, H. Benko, A. D. Wilson  & E. Ofek

Room2Room: Enabling Life-Size Telepresence in a Projected Augmented Reality Environment

Best Paper,

CSCW 2016
paper, Video, MIT Tech Review, ZDnet

2015 

S. Korman, S. Avidan & E. Ofek

Peeking Template Matching for Depth Extension

ICCV 2015

paper, supliment materials, bibtex

  

  


 H. Benko, E. Ofek, Feng Zheng & A. D. Wilson 

FoveAR: Combining an Optically See-Through Near-Eye Display with Projector-Based Spatial Augmented Reality

UIST 2015


paper, video

  

  

B. Ens (Minetoba), E. Ofek, N. Bruce (Minetoba) & P. Irani (Minetoba)

Spatial Constancy of Surface-Embedded Layouts across Multiple Environments

The ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI)  2015

Video

  

  


 

 B. R. Jones, H. Benko, E. Ofek, A. D. Wilson 

IllumiRoom: Immersive Experiences Beyond the TV Screen

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 58 No. 6, June 2015

Video, Popular Science

  

    

SurroundWeb: Microsoft's Plan To Cloak Your Living Room With Internet

J.Wilk, D. Molnar, E. Ofek, C. Rossbach, B. Livshits, A. Moshchuk, H.J.Wang & R. Gal

SurroundWeb: Mitigating Privacy Concers in a 3D Web Browser

IEEE Security & Privacy 2015

Video, Tech Report

Selected Media Coverage:
BBC (TV coverage)
Gizmodo
PCWorld

The Telegraph
SlashGear
Daily Mail

T. Nguyen, M. Thaoduyen, S.Iqbal  & E. Ofek

The Known Stranger: Supporting Conversations between Strangers with Personalized Topic Suggestion

CHI 2015

Paper

 2014

B.Jones, R. Shdhi, M. Murdock, R. Mehra, H. Benko, A. Wilson, E.Ofek, B. MacIntyre, N. Raghuvanshi& L. Shapira

RoomAlive: Magical Experiences Enabled by Scalable, Adaptive Projector-Camera Units

UIST 2014

Paper, Video

Cited by more than 180 publications.

RoomAlive: The Other Resident

Video

Selected Media Coverage:
Co.Design
The Washington Post
CNET

Engadget

BBC
PCmag
The Gradian
IGN

  

 

 2013 

S. Jana, D. Molnar, A. Moshchuk, A. Dunn, B. Livshits, H. J. Wang, & E. Ofek

Enabling Fine-Grained Permissions for Augmented Reality Applications With Recognizers

22nd Usenix Security Symposium 2013

Cited by more than 50 publications.

  

 Y. Eshet, S. Korman, E. Ofek & S. Avidan

DCSH - Matching Patches in RGBD Images

IEEE ICCV 2013, Sydney Australia 

Paper
   

  

L. D'Antoni, A. Dunn, S. Jana, T. Kohno, B. Livshits, D. Molnar,
A. Moshchuk, E. Ofek, F. Roesner, S. Saponas, M. Veanes & H. J. Wang

Operating System Support For Augmented Reality Applications

The 14th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XIV), 2013, New Mexcio, USA

Paper

    

B. Jones, H. Benko, E. Ofek & A. Wilson

IllumiRoom

ACM SIGCHI 2013, Paris, France

CHI 2013 Best Paper Award

CHI 2013 Golden Mouse award (Best Video show)

Cited by more than 200 publications.

Selected media coverage:

Engadget

The Verge

NBC

CNET

IGN

Kotaku

  

E. Ofek, K. Strauss & S.T. Iqbal

Reducing Disruption from Subtle Information Delivery during a Conversation: Mode and Bandwidth Investigation

CHI 2013, Paris, France.

 Paper

  

  2010 

M. Kroepfl, Y. Wexler & E. Ofek

Efficiently Locating Photographs in Many Panoramas

ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010 (Full Paper)

TED talk by Blaise Aguera y Arcas.

Geek in Disguise

Search Engine Land

Tech Flash

Bing Blog

Flickr

    

  

B. Zhang, Q. Li, H. Chao, B. Chen, E. Ofek & Y.Q. Xu

Annotating and Navigating Tourist Videos

ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2010 (Full paper)

    

   

B. Epshtein, Y. Wexler & E. Ofek 

Detecting Text in Natural Scenes with Stroke Width Transform

IEEE CVPR 2010 (Oral - Top 10%)

Video of the CVPR talk

 Cited by more than 1250 publications.

    

R. Gal (Tel Aviv), Y. Wexler, H. Hoppe, E. Ofek & D. Cohen-Or

Seamless Montage for Texturing Models

EuroGraphics 2010

Paper     Supplimental Materials    Optimization Animation

Cited by more than 110 publications.

  2009 

 N. Villar, S. Izadi, H. Benko, J. Helmes, D. Rosenfeld, E. Ofek, J. Westhues, A. Butler, X. Cao, B. Chen &  S. Hodges

Mouse 2.0: Multi-Touch Meets the Mouse

Best Paper

UIST 2009 

Paper      Video     

 Cited by more than 80 publications.

    

B. Chen, B. Neubert, E. Ofek, O. Deussen & M. F. Cohen

Integrated Videos and Maps for Driving Directions

UIST 2009

Paper   Video

    

T. Yamaguchi, B. Wilburn , Z. Cao & E. Ofek
Video-based modeling of dynamic hair

Pacific-Rim Symposium on Image & Video Technology 2009, Tokyo, Japan

Video

  2008

P. Mishra, E. Ofek & G. Kimchi
Validation of Vector Data using Oblique Images
ACM SIGGIS 2008, CA USA (Full Paper)

 

 

   


J. Xiao (HKUST), T. Fang (HKUST). P. Tan (HKUST), Z. Peng (HKUST), E. Ofek & L. Quan (HKUST)
Image Based Facade Modeling
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2008

Paper     Video

Cited by more than 190 publications.

 

   

H. Wang, H. Hoppe, Y. Wexler and E. Ofek

Factoring Repeated Content Within and Among Images

ACM SIGGRAPH 2008

Paper     Supplimental Materials     Data

Cited by more than 60 publications.

  2007

        

B. Epshtein, E. Ofek, Y. Wexler and P. Zhang

Hierarchical photo organization using geo-relevance

ACM GIS 2007, Seattle WA, USA (Full paper)

Paper

Cited by more than 50 publications.

  2006

 

N.Li, N. Moraveji, H. Kimura and E. Ofek

Improving the Experience of Controlling Avatars in Camera-Based Games Using Physical Input

The 14th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA, USA 2006

Paper   

Video - Whack-a-mole

Video - Boxing (Note that this is done with a 2D camera and yet, the body motion is recovered in real-time.

 

   

H. Jiang, E. Ofek, N. Moraveji and S. Yuanchun

Direct Pointer: Direct Manipulation for Large Display Interaction using Handheld Cameras

ACM CHI  2006

Paper    Video

Cited by more than 50 publications.

 

   

Y. Matsushita, E. Ofek, X. Tang and H. Shum

Full Frame Video Stabilization with Motion Inpainting

IEEE PAMI 2006

Paper

Video - Stabilization & compleation of a dynamic scene

Video - Stabilization of a Beach scene

Video - Video Completion

Cited by more than 450 publications.

 2005

 

Y. Wei, E. Ofek, L. Quan and H. Shum

Modeling Hair from Multi Views

ACM SIGGRAPH  2005

Paper

Cited by more than 100 publications.

 

   

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Y. Matsushita, E. Ofek, X. Tang and H. Shum

Video Completion with Motion Inpainting for Video Stabilization

IEEE CVPR  2005 (Oral)

Paper

Cited by more than 150 publications.

 

   

B. Chen (Stanford), E. Ofek, H. Shum and M. Levoy (Stanford)

Interactive Deformation of Light Fields

ACM SIGGRAPH I3D  2005

Paper   Video

 

   

 

X. Cao, E. Ofek, and D. Vronay

Evaluation of Alterantive Presentation Control Techniques

ACM CHI 2005

 2003 

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R. Gvili, A. Kaplan, E. Ofek, G. Yahav

 Depth Key

Stereoscopic Displays and Applications: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2003  (Proceedings of SPIE/IS&T Volume 5006)

Video      Video2

Cited by more than 130 publications.

 2002 

M. Op de Beeck, P. Wilinski, C. Fehn, P. Kauff, W. A. Ijsselsteijn, M. Pollefeys, Luc J Van Gool, E. Ofek, & I. Sexton

Towards an optimized 3D broadcast chain

TCom 2002: The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications

Nov. 1, 2002

    

C. Fehn, P. Kauff, M. Op de Beeck, F. Ernst, W. IJsselsteijn, M. Pollefeys, L. Van Gool, E. Ofek and I. Sexton

An Evolutionary And Optimized Approach On 3D-TV

Proc. of IBC, Sep.  2002. Vol 2. pp. 357-365

Cited by more than 200 publications.

   

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A. Redert, M. Op de Beeck, C. Fehn, W. IJsselsteijn, M. Pollefeys, L. J. Van Gool, E. Ofek, I. Sexton & P. Surman

ATTEST: Advanced Three-dimensional Television System Technologies.

3DPVT 2002

Cited by more than 250 publications.

 1998 

 

E. Ofek and A. Rappoport

Interactive reflections on curved objects

ACM SIGGRAPH 1998

Paper

Cited by more than 110 publications.

 1997

E. Ofek, E. Shilat, A. Rappoport, and M. Werman.

Multi-resolution Textures from Image Sequences

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 1997

 Cited by more than 80 publications.

Book Contributions
Hardcover Collaboration Meets Interactive Spaces : Theory and Practice Book

B. Ens, E. Ofek, N. Bruce, and P. Irani. 2016.

Shared Façades: Surface-embedded layout management for ad-hoc collaboration using head-worn displays.

Collaboration Meets Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (CMISS) – Theory and Practice.

C. Anslow, P. Campos, J. Jorge, (Eds). Springer, in press.

Demos/Posters (Incomplete List)

Y. Zhao (CornellTech), E. Cutrell, C. Holz, M. Rongel-Morris, E. Ofek & A. Wilson.

Demonstration of SeeingVR: A Set of Tools to Make Virtual Reality More Accessible to People with Low Vision

Demo at CHI, 2019

J. Herskovitz, E. Ofek, W.S. Lasecki, A. Fourney

Opportunities for In-Home Augmented Reality Guidance

Late Breaking - CHI 2019

I. Choi (Stanford), E. Ofek, H. Benko, M. Sinclair and C.Holz

Demonstration of CLAW: A Multifunctional Handheld Haptic Controller for Grasping, Touching, and Triggering in Virtual Reality

Demo at CHI, 2018.

Demo at IEEE VR, 2018.

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E. Whitmire, H. Benko, C. Holz, E. Ofek, M. Sinclair

Demonstration of Haptic Revolver: Touch, Shear, Texture, and Shape Rendering on a Reconfigurable Virtual Reality Controller

Demo at CHI, 2018.

Demo at IEEE VR, 2018.

E. Strasnick, C. Holz, E. Ofek, M. Sinclair, H. Benko

Demonstartion of Haptic Links: Bimanual Haptics for Virtual Reality Using Variable Stiffness Actuation

Demo at CHI, 2018.

Demo at IEEE VR, 2018.

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G. Yahav, G. Idan, E. Ofek, S. Felseshtein 

ZCam

Demo at NAB 1999 - Best of Show

Demo at IBC 1999

Jones, B., Benko, H., Ofek, E., and Wilson, A. D. (2013). 

IllumiRoom: Peripheral Projected Illusions for Interactive Experiences. 

SIGGRAPH 2013 Emerging Technologies. Anaheim, CA.

 Best Demo invitation to Laval Virtual 2014

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