Otmar Hilliges: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Otmar Hilliges
Name variantsOtmar Hilliges
FieldComputer Science
Professur für Informatik
ETH Zürich, STD H 24
Stampfenbachstrasse 48
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 39 56
DepartmentComputer Science
RelationshipFull Professor

252-3110-00LHuman Computer Interaction Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 150.
6 credits2V + 1U + 2AO. Hilliges, C. Holz
AbstractThe course provides an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction, emphasising the central role of the user in system design. Through detailed case studies, students will be introduced to different methods used to analyse the user experience and shown how these can inform the design of new interfaces, systems and technologies.
ObjectiveThe goal of the course is that students should understand the principles of user-centred design and be able to apply these in practice. As well as understand the basic notions of Computational Design in a HCI context.
ContentThe course will introduce students to various methods of analysing the user experience, showing how these can be used at different stages of system development from requirements analysis through to usability testing. Students will get experience of designing and carrying out user studies as well as analysing results. The course will also cover the basic principles of interaction design. Practical exercises related to touch and gesture-based interaction will be used to reinforce the concepts introduced in the lecture. To get students to further think beyond traditional system design, we will discuss issues related to ambient information and awareness.

The course website can be found here:
263-3713-00LAdvanced Topics in Human-Centric Computer Vision Information Restricted registration - show details
Numbers of participants limited to 20.

The deadline for deregistering expires at the end of the third week of the semester. Students who are still registered after that date, but do not attend the seminar, will officially fail the seminar.
2 credits2SO. Hilliges
AbstractIn this seminar we will discuss state-of-the-art literature on human-centric computer vision topics including but not limited to human pose estimation, hand and eye-gaze estimation as well as generative modeliing of detailed human activities.
ObjectiveThe learning objective is to analyze selected research papers published at top computer vision and machine learning venues. A key focus will be placed on identifying and discussing open problems and novel solutions in this space. The seminar will achieve this via several components: reading papers, technical presentations, writing analysis and critique summaries, class discussions, and exploration of potential research topics.
ContentThe goal of the seminar is not only to familiarize students with exciting new research topics, but also to teach basic scientific writing and oral presentation skills. The seminar will have a different structure from regular seminars to encourage more discussion and a deeper learning experience.

We will treat papers as case studies and discuss them in-depth in the seminar. Once per semester, every student will have to take one of the following roles:

Presenter: Give a presentation about the paper that you read in depth.

Reviewer: Perform a critical review of the paper.

All other students: read the paper and submit questions they have about the paper before the presentation.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipation will be limited subject to available topics. Furthermore, students will have to submit a motivation paragraph. Participants will be selected based on this paragraph.
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingassessed