Alex Olwal is a Senior Research Scientist at Google. After having joined Google [x], he later founded the Interaction Lab in Google Hardware, leading research and development of interactive technologies based on advancements in display technology, real-time sensing, actuation, soft electronics, interactive textile, wearables, and human-computer interaction.
Alex is specifically interested in tools, techniques and devices that enable new interaction concepts for the augmentation and empowerment of human abilities. This includes interaction techniques, augmented/mixed reality, ubiquitous computing, as well as novel interfaces for medical imaging.
Alex received his Ph.D. from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, with parts of his research conducted at Columbia University, University of Santa Barbara - California, and Microsoft Research. He continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Media Lab. He has also worked as a faculty at Rhode Island School of Design, Affiliate Faculty at KTH, and most recently as a Lecturer at Stanford University.