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 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)

I’m a Giant: Walking in Large Virtual Environments at High Speed Gains. CHI 2019.

Paper, Video, Microsoft Research Blog

 

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

Reality Check: Blending Virtual Environments with Situated Physical RealityCHI 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

Doubling the Signal Quality of Smartphone Camera Pulse Oximetry Using the Display Screen As a Controllable Selective Light Source.IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'18)  2018 

Paper

 

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

Mobiles as Portals for Interaction with Virtual Data VisualizationsData Visualization on Mobile Devices Workshop 2018

Paper

 

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

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

 


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 KeyboardsIEEE 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.

  

 

 2016

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

GlassHands: Interaction Around Unmodified Mobile Devices Using SunglassesACM 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

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 ScreenCommunications 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 BrowserIEEE 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 UnitsUIST 2014

Paper, Video

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 Recognizers22nd Usenix Security Symposium 2013

  

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

DCSH - Matching Patches in RGBD ImagesIEEE ICCV 2013

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

IllumiRoomCHI 2013

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 InvestigationCHI 2013.

 Paper

 

  2010 

M. Kroepfl, Y. Wexler & E. Ofek

Efficiently Locating Photographs in Many PanoramasACM SIGSPATIAL 2010 

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 VideosACM SIGSPATIAL 2010

    

   

B. Epshtein, Y. Wexler & E. Ofek 

Detecting Text in Natural Scenes with Stroke Width TransformIEEE 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 ModelsEuroGraphics 2010

Paper     Supplimental Materials    Optimization Animation

 

  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 MouseUIST 2009 

Best Paper

Paper      Video     

    

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

Integrated Videos and Maps for Driving DirectionsUIST 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 ModelingACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2008
Paper     Video

 

   

 

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

Factoring Repeated Content Within and Among ImagesACM SIGGRAPH 2008

Paper     Supplimental Materials     Data

 

  2007

        

 

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

Hierarchical photo organization using geo-relevance. ACM GIS 2007 (Full paper)

Paper

 

  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 CamerasACM CHI  2006

Paper    Video

 

   

 

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

Full Frame Video Stabilization with Motion InpaintingIEEE 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 ViewsACM SIGGRAPH  2005

Paper

 

   

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

Video Completion with Motion Inpainting for Video StabilizationIEEE CVPR  2005 (Oral)

Paper

 

   

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

Interactive Deformation of Light FieldsACM 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 KeyStereoscopic Displays and Applications: The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2003  (Proceedings of SPIE/IS&T Volume 5006)

Video      Video2

 

 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-TVProc. 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 Technologies3DPVT 2002

Cited by more than 250 publications.

 

 1998 

 

 

E. Ofek and A. Rappoport

Interactive reflections on curved objectsACM SIGGRAPH 1998

Paper

 

 1997

 

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

Multi-resolution Textures from Image SequencesIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 1997

 

 

 

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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