Daniel Leithinger is assistant professor at the ATLAS Institute and Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder. Together with a team of student researchers, he invents human computer interfaces that push digital information past the boundaries of flat displays, and into the real world.

Daniel received his PhD in 2015 at the MIT Media Lab, where he investigated tangible computer interfaces that can programmatically change their shape and materiality, with advisor Hiroshi Ishii in the Tangible Media Group. Together with his colleagues, Daniel has invented a series of award winning computer interfaces, “Relief", "Recompose", "Sublimate", “Jamming UI”, "inFORM" and "Transform", which have been presented at venues like TEI, UIST, CHI, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Widely featured in international news, they have received awards by Fast Company, A' Design, Red Dot, Core 77, IDEA, RTT, SIGGRAPH, and Laval Virtual.

Daniel has worked at academic and industry research labs including the Ars Electronica Futurelab (Linz, Austria), HITLab (Christchurch, NZ), Media Interaction Lab (Hagenberg, Austria), Interactive Media Lab (Singapore) and Disney Research Lab (Pittsburgh, US) and MIT Media Lab (Cambridge, US). He is co-founder of Lumii Inc., a glasses-free 3D display technology company.
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