Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Kulik

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Zimmer 114
D-99423 Weimar, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 3643 - 58 3722
E-mail: kulik (at) uni-weimar.de


Dr. Alexander Kulik joined the Virtual Reality Systems group in 2006. He holds a diploma in industrial design and a PhD in Computer Science (User Interfaces for Cooperation). His research focuses on 3D user interfaces and multi-user display systems.

Research Interests

  • User interfaces for cooperative action
  • 3D displays
  • 3D user interfaces and tangible tools
  • Collaborative work
  • Computer aided design



  • Kulik, A., Kunert, A., Fröhlich, B.
    On Motor Performance in Virtual 3D Object Manipulation
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 2041-2050, May 2020.
    [abstract, preprint, and talk]

  • Bimberg, P., Weissker, T., Kulik, A.
    On the Usage of the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire for Virtual Reality Research
    To be published in Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Immersive Sickness Prevention, WISP 2020, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2020. IEEE Computer Society.
    [abstract and preprint]

  • André Kunert, Tim Weissker, Bernd Froehlich, and Alexander Kulik. 2019.
    Multi-Window 3D Interaction for Collaborative Virtual Reality
    Early Access IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. DOI: doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2019.2914677
    [abstract, preprint, and video]

  • Weissker, T., Kulik, A., Froehlich, B.
    Multi-Ray Jumping: Comprehensible Group Navigation for Collocated Users in Immersive Virtual Reality (Nominee for Best Paper Award)
    In Proceedings of the 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019, Osaka, Japan, 2019. IEEE Computer Society.
    [abstract, preprint, and video]

  • Matthes, C., Weissker, T., Angelidis, E., Kulik, A., Beck, S., Kunert, A., Frolov, A., Weber, S., Kreskowski, A., Froehlich, B.
    The Collaborative Virtual Reality Neurorobotics Lab
    In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Neuroscience and Virtuality, NeuroVirt 2019, Osaka, Japan, 2019.

  • Alexander Kulik, André Kunert, Stephan Beck, Carl-Feofan Matthes, Andre Schollmeyer, Adrian Kreskowski, Sue Cobb, Mirabelle D’Cruz, Bernd Fröhlich
    Virtual Valcamonica: Collaborative Exploration of Prehistoric Petroglyphs and Their Surrounding Environment in Multi-User Virtual Reality
    Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 26-3, p.297-321, 2018.
    [abstract, preprint, and video]

  • Kulik, A., Kunert, A., Keil, M., Froehlich, B.
    RST 3D: A Comprehensive Gesture Set for Multitouch 3D Navigation
    In Proceedings of the 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, 2018. IEEE Computer Society
    [abstract, paper and video]

  • Weißker, T., Kunert, A., Froehlich, B., Kulik, A.
    Spatial Updating and Simulator Sickness during Steering and Jumping in Immersive Virtual Environments
    In Proceedings of the 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, 2018. IEEE Computer Society
    [abstract, paper and video]

  • Kunert, A., Kulik, A., Beck, S., Froehlich, B.
    Photoportals: Shared References in Space and Time
    In Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1388-1399, February 2014
    [abstract, paper and video]

  • Beck, S., Kunert, A., Kulik, A., Froehlich B.
    Immersive Group-to-Group Telepresence (Best Paper Award)
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19(4):616-25, March 2013 (Proceedings of IEEE Virtual Reality 2013, Orlando, Florida).

  • Schlattmann, M., Yu, Y., Gründl, N., Bogen, M., Kulik, A., d'Angelo, D., Fröhlich, B., Klein, R.
    User Awareness for Collaborative Multi-Touch Interaction
    Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 359-366, February 2013

  • Philipp Ewerling, Alexander Kulik, and Bernd Froehlich
    Finger and hand detection for multi-touch interfaces based on maximally stable extremal regions.
    In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces (ITS '12). pp. 173-182,  November 2012.
  • Kulik, A., Dittrich, J., Froehlich, B.
    The Hold-and-Move Gesture for Multi-touch Interfaces
    In Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI '12). pp. 49-58, September 2012.
    [abstract and demo] [preprint] [video (42MB)]

  • Kulik, A., Kunert, A., Huckauf, A., Froehlich, B.
    The Groovepad: Ergonomic Integration of Isotonic and Elastic Input for Efficient Control of Complementary Subtasks
    In Proceedings of APCHI 2012, The 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Human Interaction. August 28-31, 2012.
    [abstract and paper]

  • Kulik A., Kunert A., Beck S., Reichel R., Blach R., Zink A., Froehlich B.
    C1x6: A Stereoscopic Six-User Display for Co-located Collaboration in Shared Virtual Environments
    In Proceedings of the 2011 SIGGRAPH Asia Conference (SA '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 188, 12 pages.
    DOI=10.1145/2024156.2024222 doi.acm.org/10.1145/2024156.2024222 
    ACM Transactions on Graphics 30, 6, Article 188 (December 2011), 12 pages.
    [abstract, paper and video]
  • Argelaguet, F., Kulik, A., Kunert, A., Andujar, C., Froehlich, B.
    See-through Techniques for Referential Awareness in Collaborative Virtual Reality
    International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS), Volume 69, Issue 6, pp 387-400, June 2011.

  • Argelaguet, F., Kunert, A., Kulik, A., Froehlich, B. 
    Improving Collaboration in Co-located Interactions with Show-Through Techniques (Honorable Mention Award (Runner-up Best Paper) IEEE 3DUI Symposium 2010)
    In Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (IEEE 3DUI), Waltham, Massachusetts, pp 55-62, March 2010

  • Kunert, A., Kulik, A., Lux, C., and Fröhlich, B.
    Facilitating system control in ray-based interaction tasks
    In Proceedings of the 16th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (Kyoto, Japan, November 18 - 20, 2009).
    S. N. Spencer, Ed. VRST '09. ACM, New York, NY, 183-186.

  • Kulik, A.
    Building on Realism and Magic for Designing 3D Interaction Techniques
    In: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 22-33, Nov./Dec. 2009
    [abstract][pdf] [DOI=10.1109/MCG.2009.115]

  • Kulik, A., Kunert, A., Lux, C., Froehlich, B.
    The Pie Slider: Combining Advantages of the Real and the Virtual Space
    In Proceedings of the 10th international Symposium on Smart Graphics, LNCS vol. 5531, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 93-104, 2009.

  • Kulik, A., Hochstrate, J., Kunert, A., and Froehlich, B.
    The Globefish: A 3D Motion Controller.
    In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, pp. 299-30, 2009.

  • Kulik, A., Hochstrate, J., Kunert, A., and Froehlich, B.
    Demo: The Globefish: A novel input device for desktop-based 3D interaction.
    In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Symposium on 3D User interfaces (3DUI), pp. 159, 2009.

  • Kulik, A., Hochstrate, J., Kunert, A., Froehlich, B.
    The Influence of Input Device Characteristics on Spatial Perception in Desktop-Based 3D Applications
    In Proceedings of the 2009  IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2009 (3DUI), pp 59-66, 2009.

  • Kulik, A., Huckauf, A., Fröhlich, B.
    You Do What Happens
    form+zweck 22: Die Fühlbarkeit des Digitalen - The Tangibility of the Digital. pp. 48-53. Berlin 2008. ISBN 978-935053-18-1

  • Hachet, M., Kulik, A.
    Elastic Control for Navigation Tasks on Pen-based Handheld Computers
    Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008 (3DUI),pp. 91-96 ,2008.

  • Kunert, A., Kulik, A., Huckauf, A., Fröhlich, B.
    A Comparison of Tracking- and Controller-Based Input for Complex Bimanual Interaction in Virtual Environments
    Proceedings of the EG/ACM Symposium on Virtual Environments IPT-EGVE 2007, pp. 43–52, 2007.

  • Kulik, A., Blach, R., Fröhlich, B.:
    The two-4-six: A Handheld Device for VR Presentations
    IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2006 (3DUI), pp. 139, 167 - 170

  • Fröhlich, B., Hochstrate, J., Kulik, A., Huckauf, A.
    On 3D-Input Devices
    IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 2006, 26(2), pp. 15- 19
    [abstract] [paper (link to IEEE)]

  • Kulik, A., Paneque, D., Hochstrate, J.
    Vectorix: A Low-Tech Mechanical Tracking System
    In Proceedings of the IEEE VR Workshop: Beyond Wand and Glove Based Interaction, 2004, pp. 25-27. 
    [abstract] [paper]

  • Doppleb, J., Steinke N., Meyer N., & Kulik A.
    Wearable Computer for Building Surveying
    ISWC 2004: Proceedings of the Doctoral Colloquim, 2004