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Bettina Schlager
Ph.D. student
b.schlager [you know] columbia.edu

Bettina Schlager

I am a second-year Ph.D. student working with Steven Feiner in the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab at Columbia University. My aim is to advance the field of immersive technology through the design of context-aware 3D user interfaces and interactions in AR and VR applications. My passion for helping others learn and navigate complex tasks drives my research, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the user experience in immersive environments. Prior my graduate studies at Columbia I completed a B.Sc. in Media Informatics and Visual Computing and a M.Sc. in Visual Computing from TU Wien in Austria.
Areas of Interest:
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Context-Aware User Interfaces
  • 3D User Interactions
Past and Current Teaching:


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PTG - Perceptually-Enables Task Guidance (Ongoing)

Developing a prototype of a non-intrusive and context-aware assistant in AR that guides the user through complex tasks.

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View Management (Ongoing)

Making decisions that determine the spatial layout of 2D projections of 3D objects to avoid occlusions in AR and increase the legibility of virtual content.

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MilGeoVA (2019-2021)

Developing a VR system for collaborative tactical analysis on 3D maps and 3D interactions on spatial data that provide unique insights for tactical planning.

Link to Project
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Virtual Fire Fighting (2017-2020)

Creating immersive environments that approximate fire and smoke growth to teach non-professionals about indoor fire behavior.