Dieter Schmalstieg is professor and head of the Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision at TU Graz and key researcher at VRVis. His current research interests are augmented reality, virtual reality, computer graphics, visualization and human-computer interaction. He received his Dipl.-Ing. (1993), Dr. techn. (1997) and his habilitation (2001) at the Vienna University of Technology. He is author and co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications with over 13,000 citations, with over twenty awards and nominations for best publication.
His organizational responsibilities include the position of deputy editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Computer & Graphics and of the Springer Virtual Reality Journal. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Chairman of the EUROGRAPHICS Virtual Environments Working Group (1999-2010), key researcher of the Know-Center in Graz. In 2002 he received the START career award of the Austrian Science Fund. In 2012 he received the technical achievement award IEEE Virtual Reality for pioneering contributions in the field of Augmented Reality. He was elected as a leading member of the IEEE, as a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and as a member of the Academia Europaea. In 2008 he founded the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Handheld Augmented Reality.