Daniel Eckhoff is a Ph.D. student at one of Asia’s most prestigious research universities, City University of Hong Kong. Since 2016, his foremost research interest is Augmented Reality, as he believes that it will have a profound impact on the future of humankind. Currently, his research focuses on exploring the cognitive effects of Augmented Reality.
In 2016, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany.
In 2018 he received a master’s degree from the same university under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Hein and Prof. Christian Sandor. His master’s thesis focused on developing a medical training system. From a technical perspective, the system has several significant novelties: Semi-automatic generation of tutorials, based on videos (e.g., from Youtube), Display of these tutorials on a head-worn display (e.g., Microsoft HoloLens). The development happened in collaboration with the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Later, he evaluated his system with medical experts in Oldenburg. The development of this system occurred in collaboration with Dr. Denis Kalkofen from the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision of the Graz University of Technology. He received the best short paper award at ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI for his work.
He decided to explore the research world in the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt and has lived outside of Germany ever since to work with leading research groups at institutions, including Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Graz University of Technology (Austria), City University of Hong Kong.