Mihai Bace

Hi, I'm Mihai!

I am a PhD student in the Distributed Systems Group at ETH Zürich under the supervision of Prof. Friedemann Mattern. Before joining the PhD program, I obtained my master's degree in Computer Science from EPFL, Switzerland. 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 research interest is in the general area of Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on computational aspects and has influences from both Machine Learning and Computer Vision. In my work, I develop innovative technologies to better understand users and enhance their interaction capabilities. Concretely, my work so far has focused on 1) detecting gestures using off-the-shelf wearables and facilitating interaction among multiple people, 2) enhancing the interaction experience when using wearable eye trackers either by making calibration easier or through gaze gestures, and 3) understanding and quantifying users' visual attention during everyday mobile device interactions.

You can find me on Linkedin or Google Scholar.
Contact me via e-mail at mihai.bace[at]inf.ethz.ch.

Download my CV here: cv_mihai_bace.pdf.

Publications

CHI2020
Quantification of Users' Visual Attention During Everyday Mobile Device Interactions
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Andreas Bulling
In Proceedings: SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020) (forthcoming)
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arXiv
Accurate and Robust Eye Contact Detection During Everyday Mobile Device Interactions
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Andreas Bulling
In: arXiv 2019
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arXiv
How far are we from quantifying visual attention in mobile HCI?
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Andreas Bulling
In Proceedings: IEEE Pervasive Computing (2020) (forthcoming)
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arXiv
Wearable Eye Tracker Calibration at Your Fingertips
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Gábor Sörös
In Proceedings: ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2018)
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MobileHCI Workshop
Facilitating Object Detection and Recognition through Eye Gaze
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Philippe Schlattner, Vincent Becker, Gábor Sörös
In Proceedings: ACM MobileHCI 2017 Workshop on Object Recognition for Input and Mobile Interaction
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MobileHCI DC
Augmenting Human Interaction Capabilities with Proximity, Natural Gestures, and Eye Gaze
Authors: Mihai Bâce
In Proceedings: ACM MobileHCI 2017 Doctoral Consortium
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Augmented Human Research
Collocated Multi-user Gestural Interactions with Unmodified Wearable Devices
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Sander Staal, Gábor Sörös, Giorgio Corbellini
In Proceedings: Augmented Human Research (2017)
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Augmented Human
HandshakAR: Wearable Augmented Reality System for Effortless Information Sharing
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Gábor Sörös, Sander Staal, Giorgio Corbellini
In Proceedings: Augmented Human (AH 2017)
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Siggraph Asia
ubiGaze: Ubiquitous Augmented Reality Messaging Using Gaze Gestures
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Teemu Leppänen, Argenis Ramirez Gomez, David Gil de Gomez
In Proceedings: ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications (SA 2016)
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Indoor Localization on Mobile Devices
Lightweight Indoor Localization System
Authors: Mihai Bâce, Yvonne-Anne Pignolet
In Proceedings: IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2015)
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Probabilistic Approach for Automated Reasoning for Lane Identification in Intelligent Vehicles
Authors: Voichita Popescu, Mihai Bâce, Sergiu Nedevschi
In Proceedings: IEEE Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing (SYNASC 2011)
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Lane Identification
Lane identification and ego-vehicle accurate global positioning in intersections
Authors: Voichita Popescu, Mihai Bâce, Sergiu Nedevschi
In Proceedings: IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2011)
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Supervised student projects

Teaching

Service

I regularly review for conferences such as ETRA, MobileHCI, IoT, WWW and jurnals such as PACM IMWUT or IEEE Sensors.
I have also served as a Program Commitee member for IoT and WWW.