Piotr Didyk is an assistant professor at Università della Svizzera italiana
(USI) where he leads a group on Perception, Display, and Fabrication. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Saarland University and Max Planck Institute for Informatics in 2012. Later, he spent two years at Massachusetts Insitute of Technology as a postdoctoral associate. In 2014, he became an independent research group leader at Cluster of Excellence Multimodal Computing and Interaction, Saarland University. At that time, he was also appointed as a Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics. He moved to Lugano in spring 2018. His research interests include human perception, computer graphics, new display technologies, image/video processing, 3D printing, and computational fabrication. His primary goal is to combine a deep understanding of human perception with computation and hardware to improve display quality as well as 3D fabrication techniques. In 2018, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant.