Radu-Daniel Vatavu

13 Universitatii · Suceava, 720229 · Romania · EU     radu.vatavu@usm.ro    Skype: radu.vatavu

Radu-Daniel Vatavu I am a Professor of Computer Science (HDR) at the "Ștefan cel Mare" University of Suceava, where I conduct research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Ambient Intelligence (AmI), Augmented and Mixed Reality (AR/MR), and Entertainment Computing. I direct the Machine Intelligence and Information Visualization Lab (MintViz), an interdisciplinary research laboratory within the MANSiD Research Center.

While I am broadly interested in Human-Computer Interaction, I have focused prioritarily on gesture technology for effective interaction with computing systems, from large public displays to personal mobile and wearable devices and gadgets. I am also interested in accessible computing, and my work has often addressed user interface design for young children or people with visual or motor impairments; see the ongoing Research Projects section.

My full Curriculum Vitae is available here .

My work has received paper awards at ACM's specialized conferences, such as IMX (2020), EICS (2019), MobileHCI (2018), CHI (2016 and 2015), TVX (2015), and ICMI (2012), and has been regularly recognized with Research Awards (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012) by UEFISCDI, the Romanian Executive Agency for Funding Higher Education, Research, Development, and Innovation. For my work about "Smart Pockets," I received in December 2019 the "Mihai Draganescu" Award of the Romanian Academy , Romania's highest cultural and scientific forum.

I regularly release, with the help of collaborators, software tools, source code, and datasets that are freely available to download and use for research purposes, such as the $P, $P+, and $Q gesture recognizers, the Agreement Analysis Toolkit (AGATe) for gesture elicitation studies, the Gesture Heatmaps Toolkit (GHoST), or the KeyTime and GATO web apps for predicting touch gesture production times; see the Code, Tools, and Datasets section for all the resources.


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