Oliver Riedel


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  • SIGGRAPH 1998

    Dr. Oliver H. Riedel was born in 1965. After finishing senior high school and military service he started studies in technical cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Due to his focus he got a degree in biomedicine and digital image processing. Before he joined the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT) at the University of Stuttgart he was staff member of the biomedical division of Hewlett Packard End of 1991 he got the assignment to build a VR research laboratory at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (lAO) – one  of the world’s largest industrial research organizations. In 1995 he became the head of the Competence Center Virtual Reality at the lAO and plays together with his colleagues a significant role in Germany pushing the capabilities of industrial and commercial VR.

    Dr. Riedel obtained a PhD from the faculty for construction and manufacturing technology at the  University of Stuttgart. His PhD research involved different new techniques for real-time rendering adapted to the anatomical and physiological parameters of the human eye. He is the author of many publications in the field of industrial applications of VR and human factors of immersive displays. Since 1994 Dr. Riedel has been a member of the German Research Society in the category of the special research area rapid prototyping of innovative products.  

    SIGGRAPH 1997

    Mr. Oliver H. Riedel was born in Osnabrück, Germany in 1965. After finishing senior high school and the military service requirements, he started studies in technical cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Because of his specific interests, he obtained a degree in biomedicine and digital machine processing. Before joining the Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT), at the University of Stuttgart, he was a staff member of the biomedical division at Hewlett-Packard. At the end of 1991 he received the assignment to build a virtual reality research laboratory at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (lAO) – one of the world’s largest industrial research organizations. In 1995 he became the head of the Competence Center Virtual Reality at lAO. The lab now plays an important role in pushing the industrial and commercial capabilities of VR. 

    He is the author of many publications in the field of industrial applications of VR and human factors of immersive displays. Since 1994, Mr. Riedel has been a member of the German Research Society in the category of special research area “rapid prototyping of innovative products”.