Prof. Gudrun Johanna Klinker, Ph.D.


Augmented Reality
Professor emeritus since 31.03.2024

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Academic Career and Research Areas

The research of Prof. Klinker (b. 1958) examines the link between augmented reality and wearable and ubiquitous computing.

Prof. Klinker studied computer science at Friedrich Alexander University (Erlangen) and the University of Hamburg. She obtained her doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (USA) in computer science, specializing in color image processing. From 1989 to 1994, she worked at the Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL) of Digital Equipment Corporation in Boston. In 1995, she commenced her research on the new discipline of augmented reality at the European Computer-Industry Research Center lab in Munich and the Fraunhofer Institute for Visual Computing (IGD). Since 2000, she has held the position of professor of augmented reality at TUM. Prof. Klinker is a founding member of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR). She has been a member of various program committees, such as VR, VRST, 3DUI and UIST. She has authored or co-authored over 100 reviewed scientific publications.


  • Robert Sauer Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (2010)

Pustka D, Huber M, Waechter C, Echtler F, Keitler P, Newman J, Schmalstieg D, Klinker G: „Ubitrrack: Automatic Configuration of Pervasive Sensor Networks for Augmented Reality“. IEEE Pervasive Computing. 2011, in press.


Schwerdtfeger B, Reif R, Günthner WA, Klinker G: „Pick-by-Vision: There is something to pick at the end of the augmented tunnel”. Springer Journal on Virtual Reality. 2011, in press.


Bauer M, Bruegge B, Klinker G, MacWilliams A, Reicher T, Riss S, Sandor C, Wagner M: „Design of a component-based augmented reality framework”. Proc. IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Augmented Reality. 2002: 45-54.


Klinker G, Stricker D, Reiners D: „Augmented reality: A balancing act between high quality and real-time constraints”. In: Mixed Reality – Merging Real and Virtual Worlds (Proc. Of the International Symposium on Mixed Reality). Editors: Ohta Y, Tamura H.  1999: 325-346.


Klinker GJ, Shafer SA, Kanade T: „A physical approach to color image understanding”. International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). 1990; 4(1): 7-38.