Alumni

Amal Benzina

M.Sc.

Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Fakultät für Informatik
Technische Universität München

Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München
 

room : MI 00.13.037
Tel : +49 (89) 289 17050
email: benzina@in.tum.de

 
 
 

 

 

Research Interests

  • Ubiquitous Interaction
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Mobile Interaction
  • 3D User Interfaces
  • Natural User Interfaces

 

 

Projects

* *Jan 2014

Human Brain Project : Virtual Environment Builder in the Neurorobotics Platform

 

* July 2009 - Dec 2013

Virtual Arabia Project K1

 

Interaction in an immersive virtual environment (IVE) such as a CAVE is divided into three main tasks: Travel techniques, selection/manipulation techniques and system control techniques. Users are active participants in the 3D computer generated virtual world, and are able to explore, select and manipulate the world and embedded data.

Three research areas have been identified to be most important for interaction with the Virtual Arabia system:

  • Active navigation of the user in CAVE
  • Guidance to points of interest
  • Selection and manipulation of building infrastructure
  • Parameter control for simulation

Virtual Arabia Project webpage

Virtual Arabia MAC webpage
 

 

Publications

2013
  T. Coskun, C. Bruns, A. Benzina, P. Maier, M. Huber, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Gestyboard BackTouch 1.0: Two-Handed Backside Blind-Typing on mobile Touch-Sensitive Surfaces
10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous?), Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 2013, pp. 422-434. (bib)
  A. Benzina, A. Dey, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Empirical Evaluation of Mapping Functions for Navigation in Virtual Reality using Phones with Integrated Sensors
International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC), Vol. 9 No. 12, pp. 4693-4709, Dec. 2013. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Experiences with a Flexibly Reconfigurable Visualization System on Software Development and Workplace Ergonomics
In "Advanced Computing", ISBN 978-3-642-38762-3. Springer, Dec. 2013, pp. 223-240. (bib)
  T. Coskun, C. Wiesner, E. Artinger, A. Benzina, P. Maier, M. Huber, C.Grill, P. Schmitt, G. Klinker
Gestyboard 2.0: A gesture-based text entry concept for high performance ten-finger touch-typing and blind typing on touchscreens
First International Conference on Human Factors in Computing and Informatics (SouthChi?), Maribor, Slovenia July 2013, pp. 680-691. (bib)
  A. Benzina, G.Buse, D.Butnaru, A.Murarasu, M.Treib, V.Varduhn
A Framework for the Interactive Handling of High-Dimensional Simulation Data in Complex Geometries
In "Advanced Computing", Springer, [Month] 2013 (bib)
2012
  G. Han, T. Coskun, E. Artinger, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
User-centered comparison between classical and edge interaction on a heavy rugged tablet PC used in MCIs
GI-Jahrestagung, GMDS 2012/Informatik 2012 IT Unterstuetzung von Einsatzkraeften (IT support in the field of the rescue service), pp. 126-140. (bib)
  T. Coskun, C.Grill, A. Benzina, E. Artinger, G. Klinker
How-to interact with a map application on a heavy rugged tablet PC when both hands are needed to hold the device
GI-Jahrestagung, GMDS 2012/Informatik 2012 IT Unterstuetzung von Einsatzkraeften (IT support in the field of the rescue service), pp. 111-125 (bib)
  T. Coskun, E. Artinger, L.Pirritano, D.Korhammer, A. Benzina, C.Grill, A. Dippon, G. Klinker
Gestyboard: A 10-finger-system and gesture based text input system for multi-touchscreens with no need for tactile feedback
Matsue, Japan August 28-31, 2012 - APCHI 2012 Poster (bib)
  A. Benzina, A. Dey, M. Tönnis, G. Klinker
Empirical Evaluation of Mapping Functions for Navigation in Virtual Reality using Phones with Integrated Sensors
10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI), Matsue, Japan, Aug. 28 - 31, 2012, pp. 149-158. (bib)
  T. Coskun, A. Benzina, E. Artinger, C. Binder, G. Klinker
User-Centered Development Of UI Elements for Selecting Items on a Digital Map Designed for Heavy Rugged Tablet PCs in Mass Casualty Incidents
Prod. of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT Intiernational Health Informatics (IHI) Symposium 2012, pp. 151-160. (bib)
2011
  T. Coskun, E. Artinger, L.Pirritano, D.Korhammer, A. Benzina, C.Grill, A. Dippon, G. Klinker
Gestyboard: A 10-finger-system and gesture based text input system for multi-touchscreens with no need for tactile feedback
Technical Report TUM (bib)
  M. Tönnis, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Utilizing Consumer 3D TV Hardware for Flexible and Reconfigurable Visualization Systems
Technical Report (TUM-I1113), Technische Universität München, Germany, Jul. 1, 2011. (bib)
  M. Tönnis, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Exploring and Controlling Multidimensional Parameter Spaces
Proceedings of the International Conference on Simulation Technology (SimTech), Stuttgart, Germany, Jun. 14 - 17, 2011. (bib)
  A. Benzina, M. Tönnis, M. Ashry, G. Klinker
Phone-Based Motion Control in VR - Analysis of Degrees of Freedom
CHI Extended Abstracts'2011, Vancouver, Canada, May 7 - 12, 2011, pp. 1519-1524. (bib)
2010
  T. Coskun, S. Nestler, E. Artinger, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Is it possible to interact with a handheld device while holding it in both hands?
2. Workshop zur IT-Unterstützung von Rettungskräften im Rahmen der GI-Jahrestagung Informatik 2010, pp. 181-186. (bib)
 

T. Coskun, E. Artinger, S. Nestler, A. Benzina, G. Klinker
Tablet device interaction with geographical information in time-critical, life- threatening and unstable situations
10.Workshop Mobile Informationstechnologien in der Medizin (Mocomed 2010) (bib)

 

 

Teaching

* Summer 2012 -- Master Seminar-- Advanced Methods for Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

* Summer Semester 2011 -- Master Course-- 3D User Interfaces

* WinterSemester 2010/2011 -- Master Course--2D Graphical User Interfaces for Desktop-based and Mobile Computer Applications

* Summer Semester 2010 -- Master Course-- 3D User Interfaces