Steven K. Feiner
- The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Professor of Computer Science
Sense, Collect and Move Data Affiliated Member
Smart Cities Committee
Data, Media and Society Affiliated Member
Health Analytics Affiliated Member
Steve Feiner (PhD, Brown, ’87) is a Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab. His interests include human–computer interaction, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mobile and wearable computing, computer games, and information visualization. Steve has been doing VR and AR research for over 25 years. His lab designs and evaluates novel 3D interaction and visualization techniques, and has pioneered experimental applications of AR to fields such as tourism, journalism, maintenance, assembly, construction, medicine, and everyday computing. They created the first mobile AR system using a see-through head-worn display and GPS in 1996, paving the way for current outdoor smartphone AR applications. Steve is a Fellow of the ACM and of the IEEE, a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy and the IEEE VR Academy, and the recipient of the ACM SIGCHI 2018 Lifetime Research Award, the IEEE ISMAR 2017 Career Impact Award, and the IEEE VGTC 2014 Virtual Reality Career Award. He and his colleagues have won the IEEE ISMAR 2022 and 2019 Impact Paper Awards, the ISWC 2017 Early Innovator Award, and the ACM UIST 2010 Lasting Impact Award.