Exploring the research world in the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt. Publishing on Augmented Reality since 2000. Born and raised in Munich (Germany). Abroad since graduation in 2005. Former chess fanatic.

Directed Labs
  • Augmented Reality
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics
  • Dr. rer. nat. (Computer Science), 2005

    Technische Universität München

  • Diplom-Informatiker (Computer Science), 2001

    Technische Universität München

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Upcoming Keynote at MediaFutures
16 November 2022 - Keynote at the annual meeting of MediaFutures in Bergen, Norway.
Upcoming Keynote at MediaFutures
Talk at Collège de France
April 2022 - Part of Wendy Mackay’s HCI Seminar at the Collège de France.
Talk at Collège de France


Dr. Christian Sandor is a Professor at Université Paris-Saclay and the leader of the VENISE team at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). Since the year 2000, his foremost research interest is Augmented Reality, as he believes that it will have a profound impact on the future of mankind.

In 2005, he obtained a doctorate in Computer Science from the Technische Universität München, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Gudrun Klinker and Prof. Steven Feiner. He decided to explore the research world in the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt and has lived outside of Germany ever since to work with leading research groups at institutions including: The University of Tokyo (Japan), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan), Columbia University (New York, USA), Canon’s Leading-Edge Technology Research Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Graz University of Technology (Austria), University of Stuttgart (Germany), University of South Australia, City University of Hong Kong, and Tohoku University (Japan).

Together with his students, he won multiple awards at the premier Augmented Reality conference, IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (IEEE ISMAR): best demo (2011, 2016) and best poster honorable mention (2012, 2013). Further awards include: best short paper at ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (2018) and best paper at ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (2018).

He has presented several keynotes and has acquired over 2.5 million USD funding. In 2012, he was awarded in Samsung’s Global Research Outreach Program. In 2014, he received a Google Faculty Award for creating an Augmented Reality X-Ray system for Google Glass. In October 2020, he was appointed Augmented Reality Evangelist at the Guangzhou Greater Bay Area Virtual Reality Research Institute. In 2021, Dr. Sandor was named “Associate Editor of the Year” by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

He serves as an editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and as a steering committee member for ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction and IEEE ISMAR (deputy chair). He has been program chair for numerous conferences, including IEEE ISMAR, SIGGRAPH Asia XR, and SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium On Mobile Graphics And Interactive Applications.