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Gábor Blaskó

Gabor Blasko
Aquarium Statue Status: Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Steven Feiner
Lab:Computer Graphics and
User Interfaces Lab
Office:603. Schapiro CEPSR (map)
Lab Phone:(212)-939-7101
E-mail:gblasko (at) cs.columbia.edu

Research Summary

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I work on human-computer interaction methods for wearable computing systems. Since screen sizes (e.g., those of eyeglass-based displays) are very small, graphical user interfaces are needed that utilize screen space sparingly, do not require on-screen cursor navigation, and are minimally distracting. Furthermore, input devices and methods are needed that are very small in size, wearable, and versatile, that rely minimally on visual feedback, and that may be operated quickly, and possibly inconspicuously, in a socially acceptable manner.

So far I have created three different input systems and graphical user interfaces to meet these constraints. The first targets wearable systems with head-worn displays, the second and third target wrist-worn watch-style computing systems. In addition to their applicability to the wearable computing domain, the results of my work can also be used in virtual reality, mobile augmented reality, ubiquitous computing, and even in-car computing systems, since the requirements and limitations of these platforms are highly similar.


Conference and Symposium papers

Gábor Blaskó, Steven Feiner,
Evaluation of an Eyes-Free Cursorless Numeric Entry System for Wearable Computers,
10th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2006),
Montreux, Switzerland, 11 - 14 October, 2006. pp.21-28.
(nominated for the Best Paper Award)

Gábor Blaskó, Chandra Narayanaswami, Steven Feiner,
Prototyping Retractable String-Based Interaction Techniques for Dual-Display Mobile Devices,
Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2006),
Montreal, Québec, Canada, 22 - 27 April, 2006. pp.369-372.

Gábor Blaskó, Franz Coriand, Steven Feiner,
Exploring Interaction with a Simulated Wrist-Worn Projection Display,
Proc. 9th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2005),
Osaka, Japan, 18 - 21 October, 2005. pp.2-9.

Gábor Blaskó and Steven Feiner,
Input Devices and Interaction Techniques to Minimize Visual Feedback Requirements in Augmented and Virtual Reality,
Proc. 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2005), Volume 9 - Advances in Virtual Environments Technology,
Las Vegas, NV, USA, 22 - 27 July, 2005.

Gábor Blaskó, Chandra Narayanaswami, Mandayam Raghunath,
A Wristwatch-Computer Based Password-Vault,
IBM Research Report, RC23616 (W0503-066), 10 March, 2005.

Gábor Blaskó and Steven Feiner,
An Interaction System for Watch Computers Using Tactile Guidance and Bidirectional Segmented Strokes,
Proc. 8th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2004),
Arlington, VA, USA, 31 October - 3 November, 2004. pp.120-123.

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Marc Eaddy, Gábor Blaskó, Jason Babcock, Steven Feiner,
My Own Private Kiosk: Privacy-Preserving Public Displays,
Proc. 8th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2004),
Arlington, VA, October 31 - November 3, 2004. pp.132-135.

Video AVI (11 MB)
Gábor Blaskó, William Beaver, Maryam Kamvar, Steven Feiner,
Workplane-Orientation Sensing Techniques for Tablet PCs,
Proc. 17th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2004), Conference Companion,
Santa Fe, NM, USA, 24-27 October, 2004, pp. 1-2.
Gábor Blaskó and Steven Feiner,
Single-Handed Interaction Techniques for Multiple Pressure-Sensitive Strips,
Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2004) Extended Abstracts,
Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2004. pp. 1461-1464.
CHI Quicktime
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DivX Encoded Videos:
FastDemo Sliders
Wheel Picture Navigator
Gábor Blaskó and Steven Feiner,
An Extended Menu Navigation Interface Using Multiple Pressure-Sensitive Strips,
Proc. 7th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2003),
White Plains, NY, USA, 21-23 October, 2003. pp.128-129.

PDF Poster .
Gábor Blaskó and Steven Feiner,
A Menu Interface for Wearable Computing,
Proc. 6th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2002),
Seattle, WA, USA, 7-10 October, 2002. pp.164-165.

PDF Poster .
Gábor Blaskó and Pascal Fua,
Real-Time 3D Object Recognition for Automatic Tracker Initialization,
Proc. 4th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Augmented Reality (ISAR 2001),
New York, NY, USA, 29-30 October, 2001. pp.175-176.


Gábor Blaskó,
Vision-based Camera Matching Using Markers,
4th Central European Seminar on Computer Graphics (CESCG 2000),
Budmerice, Slovakia, May 1-3, 2000.
(recipient of the Best Presentation Award at CESCG 2000)
(selected for CESCG 2000-2005 Best Papers Selection book, pub. 2006)

Master's Thesis

Patents filed:

Gábor Blaskó, Chandra Narayanaswami
Retractable string interface for stationary and portable devices
US Patent # 11/053,451 View
Gábor Blaskó
Input method and apparatus using tactile guidance and bi-directional segmented stroke
US Patent Appl. #20060092177A1 View

Gábor Blaskó
Hand mounted input device
Hungarian Patent P0103132 (HU0103132)

Teaching Activity:

Spring 2003

CS W3101-02: Programming Languages (C++) (archived) Course Instructor

Spring 2003

CS E6998-003: User Interfaces for Mobile and Wearable Computing (archived) Teaching Assistant

Fall 2001

CS W4170: User Interface Design (archived) Teaching Assistant

Cool Things

Finalist prize with Bence Demjén, industrial designer,
at 2000 International Bicycle Design Competion for
Ulysses concept bike

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There were 739 entries from 42 countries in
the 5th International Bicycle Design Competition
1 Grand prize, 2 Second prizes, 3 Third Prizes,
6 Excellent Prizes, 12 Finalist Prizes were awarded

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