Human Computer Interaction

Efe Bozkir

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University of Tübingen
Dpt. of Computer Science
Human-Computer Interaction
Sand 14
72076 Tübingen

+49 - (0) 70 71 - 29 - 70494
+49 - (0) 70 71 - 29 - 50 62
Sand 14, C220
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If you are a master student looking for a thesis in the field of VR/AR/ML, I may have an interesting topic for you.

Research Interests

  • Virtual/Augmented reality
  • Machine learning
  • Information privacy
  • Eye movements and gaze-based interaction

Education and Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany, July 2018 - Present
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, Technical University of Munich, Germany, September 2016
  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, February 2014

Professional Experience

  • IT Consultant, Netlight Consulting, Munich&Hamburg, Germany, May 2017 - July 2018
  • Software Developer, Texas Instruments, Freising, Germany, May 2015 - September 2016



Digital Transformations of Classrooms in Virtual Reality

Hong Gao, Efe Bozkir, Lisa Hasenbein, Jens-Uwe Hahn, Richard Göllner, and Enkelejda Kasneci. CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21). ACM, 2021.



Privacy Preserving Gaze Estimation using Synthetic Images via a Randomized Encoding Based Framework

Efe Bozkir, Ali B. Ünal, Mete Akgün, Enkelejda Kasneci, and Nico Pfeifer. Eye Tracking Research and Applications. ACM, 2020.


Reinforcement learning for the privacy preservation and manipulation of eye tracking data

Wolfgang Fuhl, Efe Bozkir, and Enkelejda Kasneci. arXiv preprint arXiv:2002.06806. CoRR, 2020.


Eye Tracking Data Collection Protocol for VR for Remotely Located Subjects using Blockchain and Smart Contracts

Efe Bozkir, Shahram Eivazi, Mete Akgün, and Enkelejda Kasneci. IEEE International Conference on Artifical Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR), 2020.


Differential Privacy for Eye Tracking with Temporal Correlations

Efe Bozkir, Onur Günlü, Wolfgang Fuhl, Rafael F. Schaefer, and Enkelejda Kasneci. arXiv preprint arXiv:2002.08972. CoRR, 2020.



Encodji: Encoding Gaze Data Into Emoji Space for an Amusing Scanpath Classification Approach ;)

Wolfgang Fuhl, Efe Bozkir, Benedikt Hosp, Nora Castner, David Geisler, Thiago C., and Enkelejda Kasneci. Eye Tracking Research and Applications, 2019.

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Person Independent, Privacy Preserving, and Real Time Assessment of Cognitive Load using Eye Tracking in a Virtual Reality Setup

Efe Bozkir, David Geisler, and Enkelejda Kasneci. The IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR) Workshops, 2019.


Assessment of Driver Attention During a Safety Critical Situation in VR to Generate VR-based Training

Efe Bozkir, David Geisler, and Enkelejda Kasneci. ACM Symposium on Applied Perception 2019, 2019.


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