Christoph Leuze

Director Stanford University, Visualization Lab

Dr. Christoph Leuze is the Director of the Visualization Core at the Stanford Wu Tsai Institute, where his research focuses on virtual and augmented reality technologies for medical applications. Additionally, he’s a founder of Nakamir, a startup creating training and guidance solutions for the factory of the future leveraging Augmented Reality.

Dr. Leuze taught the first Stanford course on medical mixed reality development and founded the Stanford Medical Mixed Reality program, an institute-wide initiative to bring together academia, clinic, and industry to establish and improve mixed reality applications for patient care.

Christoph has received multiple prizes for his work in Augmented Reality, including the IEEE VR People’s choice award for the best AR demo, the TechConnect Award for one of the most promising technological innovations for national security, and the prize for the best 3D video at the Ars Electronica Art and Science Festival.

Dr. Leuze has studied at Leipzig and Chiba University and received the Otto Hahn medal of the Max Planck Society for his Ph.D. thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig.