Google Research

Alex Olwal


I lead the Bio Interfaces Team and the Interaction Lab in Google Research, Perception. I direct research and development of interaction technologies based on advancements in display technology, real-time sensing, actuation, soft electronics, interactive textile, wearables, and human—computer interaction. I am passionate about accelerating innovation and disruption.

I am specifically interested in tools, techniques and devices that enable new interaction concepts for the augmentation and empowerment of human abilities. This includes 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques, augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual reality, ubiquitous computing, mobile devices, novel interfaces for medical imaging, multimodal systems, touch-screen interaction, and software/hardware prototyping.

My work is building on my experience from research labs and institutions, including MIT Media Lab, Columbia University, University of California - Santa Barbara, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), and Microsoft Research. I have taught at Stanford University, Rhode Island School of Design and KTH.


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