Tim Weissker

Tim Weissker

Doctoral Candidate

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Bauhausstr. 11, Room 118
99423 Weimar, Germany

Biography

I am a research and teaching assistant at the Virtual Reality and Visualization Research Group at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, where I am working towards my doctoral thesis on group navigation in immersive virtual reality. My current research is focused on interaction in multi-user virtual reality and collaborative work of collocated as well as remote user groups. In particular, I am interested in 3D interaction design, distributed input management, and joint navigation techniques for traversing large virtual environments together.

Research Interests

  • Multi-User Virtual Reality
  • Head-Mounted Displays
  • Collaborative Work in VR
  • Group Navigation in VR

Education

  • Doctoral Candidate in Virtual Reality

    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, since 2017

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science and Media

    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2017

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science and Media

    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2014

Education

 
 
 
 
 
Doctoral Candidate
2017 – Present Weimar
Thesis: Group Navigation in Multi-User Virtual Reality (submitted for review)
First Examiner: Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröhlich
Second Examiner: Prof. Doug A. Bowman
 
 
 
 
 
M.Sc. in Computer Science and Media
2014 – 2017 Weimar
Thesis: Navigation in Immersive Virtual Reality: The Effects of Steering and Jumping Techniques on Spatial Updating
First Examiner: Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröhlich
Second Examiner: Junior-Prof. Dr. Florian Echtler
 
 
 
 
 
B.Sc. in Computer Science and Media
2011 – 2014 Weimar
Thesis: Konfigurierbare und generische Applikationsinfrastrukturen für 3D-Multi-User-Multi-Display-Umgebungen in der Virtuellen Realität
First Examiner: Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröhlich
Second Examiner: Junior-Prof. Dr. Florian Echtler
 
 
 
 
 
Abitur
2003 – 2011 Bamberg
Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Work Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Research and Teaching Assistant
2017 – Present Weimar

Tasks and responsibilities:

 
 
 
 
 
Student Assistant
2012 – 2017 Weimar
Various student assistant and tutor positions in the fields of Discrete Mathematics, Information and Coding Theory, Programming Languages, Modeling of Information Systems, Linux Administration, and Virtual Reality

Awards

IEEE Virtual Reality Best VR-in-VR Presentation Award

IEEE Virtual Reality Best Poster Award

Nomination for IEEE VR Best Conference Paper Award

Master of Science with Honors

Bachelor of Science with Honors

Scholarship Student