Dr. Ulrich Eck


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Dr. Ph.D. Ulrich Eck

Informatics 16 - Chair of Computer Aided Medical Procedures (Prof. Navab)

Postal address

Postal:
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München

Research Interests

  • Medical Augmented Reality for Surgery and Training
  • Intra-operative Navigation and Guidance
  • System Architectures for Realtime Interactive Systems
  • Haptic-Enabled Simulators

Curriculum Vitae

  • 06/2021 - now: vice-director, Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures at TUM
  • 04/2016 - 05/2021: post doc in computer science at TUM
  • 05/2012 - 03/2016PhD in computer science at University of South Australia
  • 01/2010 - 12/2011: Bachelor (Honours) in computer science at University of South Australia

Awards

  • Nominated for Best Short-Paper, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2014
  • Best Poster Honourable Mention, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2013
  • Best Poster Runner-Up, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2012
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2012 - 2015
  • Chancellor's Letters of Commendation, University of South Australia, 2011
  • Best Demo Award, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2011
  • School of Computer and Information Science Undergraduate Honours Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2011
  • Advanced Computing Research Centre Summer Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2010
  • School of Computer and Information Science Undergraduate 3rd Year Scholarship, University of South Australia, 2010

Commissions of Trust

Member of the Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)

Professional Services

  • Program Committee Member for the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2019, Bejing, China
  • Web Chair for the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2016, Merida, Mexico
  • Web Chair for the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2014, Munich, Germany
  • Web Chair for the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2013, Adelaide, Australia
  • Program Committee Member for the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, 2013, Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Committee Member for the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, 2015, Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Committee Member for the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, 2016, Little Rock, USA
  • Reviewer for the Virtual Reality Journal
  • Reviewer for the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2014
  • Reviewer for the International Conference on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, 2016
  • Reviewer for the IEEE World Haptics Conference, 2015
  • Reviewer for the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Reviewer for the IEEE Virtual Reality, 2016, 2014, 2013
  • Reviewer for the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software Technology, 2014
  • Reviewer for the Augmented Human International Conference in Cooperation with ACM SIGCHI, 2014
  • Reviewer for the Eurohaptics Conference, 2014
  • Reviewer for the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, 2014
  • Reviewer for the Joint Virtual Reality Conference, 2013
  • Reviewer for the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, 2013

Publications

2021

  • Jiang, Z.; Wang, H.; Li, Z.; Grimm, M.; Zhou, M.; Eck, U.; Brecht, S. V.; Lueth, T. C.; Wendler, T.; Navab, N.: Motion-Aware Robotic 3D Ultrasound. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2021 more…
  • Martin-Gomez, Alejandro; Weiss, Jakob; Keller, Andreas; Eck, Ulrich; Roth, Daniel; Navab, Nassir: The Impact of Focus and Context Visualization Techniques on Depth Perception in Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Displays. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2021, 1-1 more…
  • Roth, Daniel; Yu, Kevin; Pankratz, Frieder; Gorbachev, Gleb; Keller, Andreas; Lazarovici, Marc; Wilhelm, Dirk; Weidert, Simon; Navab, Nassir; Eck, Ulrich: Real-time Mixed Reality Teleconsultation for Intensive Care Units in Pandemic Situations. 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), IEEE, 2021 more…
  • Schütz, Laura; Brendle, Caroline; Esteban, Javier; Krieg, Sandro M.; Eck, Ulrich; Navab, Nassir: Usability of Graphical Visualizations on a Tool-Mounted Interface for Spine Surgery. Journal of Imaging 7 (8), 2021, 159 more…
  • Strak, Robin; Yu, Kevin; Pankratz, Frieder; Lazarovici, Marc; Sandmeyer, Benedikt; Reichling, Julia; Weidert, Simon; Kraetsch, Clemens; Roegele, Barbara; Navab, Nassir; Eck, Ulrich; Roth, Daniel: Comparison Between Video-mediated and Asymmetric 3D Teleconsultation During a Preclinical Scenario. Mensch und Computer 2021, ACM, 2021 more…
  • Yu, Kevin; Gorbachev, Gleb; Eck, Ulrich; Pankratz, Frieder; Navab, Nassir; Roth, Daniel: Avatars for Teleconsultation: Effects of Avatar Embodiment Techniques on User Perception in 3D Asymmetric Telepresence. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 27 (11), 2021, 4129-4139 more…
  • Yu, Kevin; Winkler, Alexander; Pankratz, Frieder; Lazarovici, Marc; Wilhelm, Dirk; Eck, Ulrich; Roth, Daniel; Navab, Nassir: Magnoramas: Magnifying Dioramas for Precise Annotations in Asymmetric 3D Teleconsultation. 2021 IEEE Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), IEEE, 2021 more…
  • Zörnack, Gloria; Weiss, Jakob; Schummers, Georg; Eck, Ulrich; Navab, Nassir: Evaluating surface visualization methods in semi-transparent volume rendering in virtual reality. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization 9 (4), 2021, 339-348 more…

2020

  • Brendle, C.; Schuetz, L.; Esteban, J.; Krieg, S.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Can a hand-held navigation device reduce cognitive load? A user-centered approach evaluated by 18 surgeons. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, 2020 more…
  • Martin-Gomez, A.; Eck, U.; Fotouhi, J.; Navab, N.: Looking Also From Another Perspective: Exploring the Benefits of Alternative Views for Alignment Tasks. 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2020 more…
  • Martin-Gomez, A.; Fotouhi, J.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Gain A New Perspective: Towards Exploring Multi-View Alignment in Mixed Reality. 19th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2020), 2020 more…
  • Martin-Gomez, A.; Winkler, A.; Yu, K.; Roth, T.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Augmented Mirrors. 19th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR 2020), 2020 more…
  • Weiss, J.; Sommersperger, M.; Nasseri, M. A.; Eslami, A.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Processing-Aware Real-Time Rendering for Optimized Tissue Visualization in Intraoperative 4D OCT. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI 2020), Springer Publishing, 2020 more…
  • Winkler, A.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Spatially-Aware Displays for Computer Assisted Interventions. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, 2020 more…

2019

  • Bork, F.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Birds vs. Fish: Visualizing Out-Of-View Objects in Augmented Reality using 3D Minimaps. International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2019 more…
  • Bork, F.; Lehner, A.; Kugelmann, D.; Eck, U.; Waschke, J.; Navab, N.: VesARlius: An Augmented Reality System for Large-Group Co-Located Anatomy Learning. International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2019 more…
  • Bork, F.; Stratmann, L.; Enssle, S.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.; Waschke, J.; Kugelmann, D.: The Benefits of an Augmented Reality Magic Mirror System for Integrated Radiology Teaching in Gross Anatomy. Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019 more…
  • Bork, Felix; Stratmann, Leonard; Enssle, Stefan; Eck, Ulrich; Navab, Nassir; Waschke, Jens; Kugelmann, Daniela: The Benefits of an Augmented Reality Magic Mirror System for Integrated Radiology Teaching in Gross Anatomy. Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019 more…
  • Budde, Vanessa; Reichling, Julia; Kraetsch, Clemens; Lazarovici, Marc; Eck, Ulrich: Requirement analysis for an AR-based teleconsultation system. Mensch und Computer 2019-Workshopband, 2019 more…
  • Martin-Gomez, A.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Visualization Techniques for Precise Alignment in VR. A Comparative Study. 2019 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), Ieee, 2019 more…
  • Martin-Gomez, Alejandro; Eck, Ulrich andNavab, Nassir: Visualization Techniques for Precise Alignment in VR. A Comparative Study. 2019 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), IEEE, 2019 more…
  • Weiss, J.; Eck, U.; Nasseri, M. A.; Maier, M.; Eslami, A.; Navab, N.: Layer-Aware iOCT Volume Rendering for Retinal Surgery. Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine, The Eurographics Association, 2019 more…

2018

  • Bork, F.; Schnelzer, A.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: Towards Efficient Visual Guidance in Limited Field-of-View Head-Mounted Displays. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2018 more…
  • Bork, Felix; Schnelzer, Christian; Eck, Ulrich; Navab, Nassir: Towards Efficient Visual Guidance in Limited Field-of-View Head-Mounted Displays. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (To appear), 2018 more…
  • Eck, U.; Sielhorst, T.: Display Technologies. In: Peters, Terry; Linte, Cristian A; Yaniv, Z; Williams, J (Ed.): Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine. CRC Press, 2018, 47--60 more…
  • Eck, U.; Winkler, A.: Display-Technologien fuer Augmented Reality in der Medizin. Der Unfallchirurg 121 (4), 2018, 278--285 more…
  • Eck, Ulrich; Sielhorst, Tobias: Display Technologies. In: Peters, Terry; Linte, Cristian A; Yaniv, Z; Williams, J (Ed.): Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine. CRC Press, 2018, 47--60 more…
  • Matinfar, S.; Nasseri, A.; Eck, U.; kowalsky; Roodaki, A.; Navab, Navid; Lohmann, C.; Maier, M.; Navab, N.: Surgical soundtracks: automatic acoustic augmentation of surgical procedures. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2018, 1--11 more…
  • Matinfar, Sasan; Nasseri, M Ali; Eck, Ulrich; Kowalsky, Michael; Roodaki, Hessam; Navab, Navid; Lohmann, Chris P; Maier, Mathias; Navab, Nassir: Surgical soundtracks: automatic acoustic augmentation of surgical procedures. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2018, 1--11 more…
  • Stefan, P.; Habert, S.; Winkler, A.; Lazarovici, M.; Fuermetz, J.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: A radiation-free mixed-reality training environment and assessment concept for C-arm-based surgery. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2018, 1--10 more…
  • Stefan, P.; pfandler; Wucherer, P.; Habert, S.; Fuermetz, J.; Weidert, S.; Euler, E.; Eck, U.; Lazarovici, M.; Weigl, M.; Navab, N.: Team training and assessment in mixed reality-based simulated operating room. Der Unfallchirurg, 2018 more…
  • Stefan, P; Pfandler, M; Wucherer, P; Habert, S; Fürmetz, J; Weidert, S; Euler, E; Eck, U; Lazarovici, M; Weigl, M; others: Teamtraining und Assessment im Mixed-reality-basierten simulierten OP. Der Unfallchirurg 121 (4), 2018, 271--277 more…
  • Stefan, Philipp; Habert, Séverine; Winkler, Alexander; Lazarovici, Marc; Fürmetz, Julian; Eck, Ulrich; Navab, Nassir: A radiation-free mixed-reality training environment and assessment concept for C-arm-based surgery. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2018, 1--10 more…

2017

  • Andress, S.; Eck, U.; Becker, C.; Greiner, A.; Rubenbauer, B.; Linhart, C.; Weidert, S.: Automatic Surface Model Reconstruction to Enhance Treatment of Acetabular Fracture Surgery with 3D Printing. Proceedings of the 17TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR COMPUTER ASSISTED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY, 2017 more…
  • Bork, F.; Barmaki, R.; Eck, U.; Fallavollita, P.; Fuerst, B.; Navab, N.: Exploring Non-reversing Magic Mirrors for Screen-Based Augmented Reality Systems. 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), Ieee, 2017 more…
  • Bork, F.; Barmaki, R.; Eck, U.; Yu, K.; Sandor, C.; Navab, N.: Empirical Study of Non-Reversing Magic Mirrors for Augmented Reality Anatomy Learning. International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2017 more…
  • Bork, Felix; Barmaki, Roghayeh; Eck, Ulrich; Yu, Kevin; Sandor, Christian; Navab, Nassir: Empirical Study of Non-Reversing Magic Mirrors for Augmented Reality Anatomy Learning. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality , 2017 more…
  • Habert, S.; Eck, U.; Fallavollita, P.; Parent, S.; Navab, N.; Cheriet, F.: A Novel Application of an RGBD augmented C-arm for Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery Assistance. Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions (AECAI), 2017 more…
  • Matinfar, S.; Nasseri, A.; Eck, U.; Roodaki, A.; Navab, Navid; Lohmann, C.; Maier, M.; Navab, N.: Surgical Soundtracks: Towards Automatic Musical Augmentation of Surgical Procedures. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI), 2017 more…
  • Stefan, P.; Habert, S.; Winkler, A.; Lazarovici, M.; Fuermetz, J.; Eck, U.; Navab, N.: A Mixed-Reality Approach to Radiation-free Training of C-arm based Surgery. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Surgery (MICCAI), 2017 more…

2016

  • Eck, U.; Stefan, P.; Laga, H.; Sandor, C.; Fallavollita, P.; Navab, N.: Exploring Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality User Interfaces for Stereo-Tactic Neurosurgery Planning. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, Springer International Publishing, 2016 more…
  • Eck, Ulrich; Stefan, Philipp; Laga, Hamid; Sandor, Christian; Fallavollita, Pascal; Navab, Nassir: Exploring Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality User Interfaces for Stereo-Tactic Neurosurgery Planning. International Conference on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, 2016 more…

2015

  • Eck, Ulrich; Pankratz, Frieder; Sandor, Christian; Klinker, Gudrun; Laga, Hamid: Precise Haptic Device Co-Location for Visuo-Haptic Augmented Reality. IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Visualization 21 (12), 2015, 1427--1441 more…

2013

  • Meng, Ma; Fallavollita, P.; Blum, T.; Eck, U.; Sandor, C.; Weidert, S.; Waschke, J.; Navab, N.: Kinect for Interactive AR Anatomy Learning. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2013 more…