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  1. Contact information

    • Phone: +43-699-18056500
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  2. Personal information

    • Year of birth: 1977
    • Marital status: married
    • Nationality: Hungarian

  3. Education

    • PhD course at the Vienna University of Technology and Graz University of Technology, Austria, 2002 - 2006, graduated with distinction, Topic: Ubiquitous Animated Agents for Augmented Reality

    • Visiting researcher, National Institute of Informatics, Prendinger Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan, 2005 October - November, Topic: Using an Unobtrusive Eye Tracker as Input Modality for Remote Collaboration in an Augmented Reality Conferencing System

    • Visiting researcher (Monbusho scholarship), University of Tokyo, Japan, Ishizuka Laboratory, 2000 October - 2002 March, Topic: Scriptable Affective 3D Talking Head

    • Master's degree in Computer Science, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, special program in Multimedia and Communication Networks, 1995-2000, Master thesis on Multimedia Demonstration of Object Networks (using interactive simulation and visualization of computer networks and network protocols)

    • Exchange student scholarship, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA, 1998 Fall semester

    • Summer university course on Picture Technology Applications organized by the Board of European Students of Technology, Grenoble, France, 1999

    • Zrinyi Miklos High School, special program in mathematics, winner of the Zrinyi Miklos Foundation Award, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, 1991-1995

  4. Summary of qualifications

    • 10+ years of software development experience

      • Mobile platforms: Android, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS (S60, UIQ) / Carbide.C++, iPhone OS / XCode
      • PC platforms: WinXP/Vista/7, Unix/Linux, MacOS X
      • C/C++, ACE, Java, JFC/Swing, SQL, XML-related technologies (XPath, XSLT, DTD, Schema, XML databases, etc.), Matlab, i386 assembly, Pascal, Visual Basic
      • OpenGL, DirectX, OpenInventor (SGI, TGS, Coin), OpenSceneGraph
      • Javascript, HTML, DHTML, VRML, CSS, Macromedia Director, Lingo, Dreamweaver, DVD authoring tools, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Character Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, AfterEffects, QuarkXPress, LaTeX

    • 5+ years of commercial experience in developing mobile 3D graphics and handheld user interfaces

    • Rich research experience in

      • Augmented reality, virtual reality
      • Ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing
      • Multimodal interfaces
      • Interactive 3D information visualization and animation
      • Software agents, animated presentational agents, 3D facial animation, affective behavior and emotion models, character design

    • Project management skills

      • Managing mobile augmented reality projects with customers and research partners
      • Controlling and reporting for a European Union 5th Framework Program project
      • Project supervision for several students at Bachelor’s and Master’s level
      • Training experience as a teaching assistant in university courses
      • Workshops at the Student Leadership Conference in Chicago organized by Andersen Consulting as the only Hungarian participant, 1999

    • Outstanding oral and written presentation skills

      • Publications, presentations and demos at prestigious international conferences
      • Presentations and reports at EU project meetings and for the EU Commission

  5. Employment and job experience

    • Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Austria Research Center, Vienna, Austria, 2009 March – to date

    • Mobile Software Engineer, Magitech GmbH, Vienna, Austria, 2007 January – 2009 March

    • Visiting researcher at the National Institute of Informatics, Multimedia Information Research Division, Tokyo, Japan, 2005 October - November

    • Research assistant in the START project of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Graz University of Technology, Institute of Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz, Austria, 2004 June – 2006 December

    • Research assistant in the Lab@Future European Union IST project, Vienna University of Technology, Interactive Media Systems Group, Vienna, Austria, 2002 June - 2005 April

    • Visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan, Dept. of Communication and Information Engineering, Ishizuka Laboratory, 2000 October - 2002 March

    • Software developer, Digital Elite, Los Angeles, Dee3DB Java applet-based database manipulation through Internet, 2000

    • Software developer, Siemens-Hungary, interactive search engine with graphical user interface using JDBC for touch-screen terminal, Multimedia-Max Ltd., 2000

    • Software developer, Moulin Rouge, Budapest, table-booking software using JDBC and JFC, Multimedia-Max Ltd., 2000

  6. Scientific activities

    • Program Committee Member: ISMAR 2006-2010
    • Reviewer for numerous prestigious conferences and journals
    • Publicity Co-Chair, ISMAR 2007, Nara, Japan
    • Student volunteer, ISMAR 2005, Vienna, Austria
    • Organizing Committee Member, Virtual Conversational Characters: Applications, Methods, and Research Challenges Workshop at the HF’2002 and OZCHI 2002 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2002

  7. Selected publications

    • I. Barakonyi, D. Schmalstieg, "Ubiquitous Animated Agents for Augmented Reality", In Proc. of IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2006 (ISMAR'06), Santa Barbara, CA, USA

    • I. Barakonyi, D. Schmalstieg, "Augmented Reality in the Character Animation Pipeline", SIGGRAPH sketch, SIGGRAPH 2006, Boston, MA, USA

    • I. Barakonyi, T. Psik, D. Schmalstieg, "Agents That Talk And Hit Back: Animated Agents in Augmented Reality", In Proc. of IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2004 (ISMAR'04), Nov. 2-5, 2004, Arlington, VA, USA, pp. 141-150.

    • I. Barakonyi, T. Fahmy, D. Schmalstieg, "Remote Collaboration Using Augmented Reality Videoconferencing", In Proc. of Graphics Interface 2004 (GI'04), May 17-19, London, ON, Canada, pp. 89-96.

    • N.P. Chandrasiri, I. Barakonyi, T. Naemura, M. Ishizuka, H. Harashima, "Internet Communication Using Real-time Facial Expression Analysis and Synthesis", In IEEE Multimedia, Vol.11, No. 3, July-Sept 2004, pp. 20-29.

  8. Awards

    • Visiting researcher (Monbukagakusho scholarship), University of Tokyo, Japan, 2002 October-March
    • Invited participant representing Hungary at the Student Leadership Conference in Chicago organized by Andersen Consulting, 1999
    • International Student Exchange Program scholarship, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America, 1998 Fall semester
    • Zrinyi Miklos Foundation Award from the Zrinyi Miklos High School, 1995

  9. Languages

    • Hungarian - mother tongue
    • English - fluent (working language since 2000, TOEFL exam)
    • German - fluent (working language since 2002)
    • Japanese - intermediate (Japanese Proficiency Test, 3rd level)

  10. Personal skills

    • Hard-working and reliable
    • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills
    • Organizational and planning skills
    • Long experience in working in an international team
    • Ability to work as team member or team leader
    • Experience in remote working

  11. Hobbies

    • piano
    • basketball, badminton, scuba diving
    • dancing
    • traveling, photography
    • Japanese culture