ETH Zurich : Computer Science : Pervasive Computing : Distributed Systems : People : Mihai Bâce


Mihai Bâce

ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Department of Computer Science
Distributed Systems Group
ETH Zentrum, CNB H 108
Universitätstr. 6
CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland

Phone+41 44 633 87 37
Fax+41 44 632 16 59
URL (this page)

Short CV

I am a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in the Distributed Systems Group from ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Friedemann Mattern. Before joining the PhD program in October 2014, I obtained my master's degree in Computer Science from EPFL, Switzerland. I also hold a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. During my master studies I did two internships, one at Microsoft as a Software Development Engineer and one at ABB Corporate Research Center where I worked on my master thesis.

My current research aims to improve traditional human-human and human-computer interaction by augmenting humans with wearable technology and developing novel user interfaces. When people interact among one another, they use many different modalities like voice, gestures, body posture, facial expressions, or their eyes. Currently, computers can only understand a small subset of these modalities, but such cues can be captured by an increasing number of wearable devices. More specifically, I am interested in gestural interactions when people are physically close to one another and eye-tracking.

A more detailed CV can be found here: Mihai Bâce CV


Previous work

Available projects

Available Projects

M Deep Learning for Real-Time Pupil Detection on Mobile Devices Mihai Bâceavailable
B/L Wearable Eye Tracking with Mobile Devices Mihai Bâceavailable

Assigned projects

Completed projects

Completed Projects

M Pursuit-based Interaction on Unmodified Devices Alexander KayedMihai Bâce,
Vincent Becker
HS 17
B Eye Contact Detection on Constrained Devices Philipp SchimmelfennigMihai Bâce,
Jing Yang
HS 17
M Deep learning for real-time gaze estimation on mobile devices Erfan AbdiMihai Bâce,
Vincent Becker
FS 17
L Wearable Eye Tracker Calibration Sander StaalMihai BâceFS 17
B Wearable Eye Tracking with Mobile Devices Philippe SchlattnerMihai BâceFS 17
L Gaze Estimation with Convolutional Neural Networks Andrey IhnatovMihai Bâce,
Gábor Sörös
HS 16
B Price Comparison Shopping Assistant (using OCR) Patrick HuwilerMihai BâceFS 16
B Gesture Recognition on Wearable Devices Sander StaalMihai Bâce,
Gábor Sörös
FS 16
B Bluetooth Indoor Localization - Beacon Placement Strategies Frederic VogelMihai Bâce,
Leyna Sadamori
HS 15


  • Informatik II für ITET (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) (Tutorial website)
  • Ubiquitous Computing (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Ubiquitous Computing Seminar (2015)
  • Smart Systems Seminar (2018)
  • Distributed Systems / Verteilte Systeme (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
ETH Zurich Distributed Systems Group