Johannes Schöning is a professor of computer science at Hasselt University working at the Expertise centre for Digital Media (EDM). His main research interests lie at the intersection between human-computer interaction (HCI), geographic information science and ubiquitous interface technologies. In addition he is a visiting lecturer at UCL London within the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Cities. These private web pages are intended to give you an overview on his academic activities.
Before he was appointed to the position in Hasselt, Johannes worked in industry and at the Innovative Retail Laboratory of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken. During his time at DFKI he received a PhD in computer science at Saarland University (2010) and a Master in Geoinformatics at the University of Münster at the Institute for Geoinformatics (2007). His PhD was supported by the Deutsche Telekom Labs in Berlin.
His research interests are new methods and novel interfaces to navigate through spatial information. In general Johannes designs, implements and evaluates user interfaces that help people to solve daily tasks more enjoyable and / or effectively. This includes the development of mobile augmented reality applications, interactive surfaces and tabletops and other “post desktop” interfaces. His research and work was awarded with several prizes and awards, such as the ACM Eugene Lawler Award, a Vodafone Research Award for his PhD, and two Google Research Awards. In addition he serves as a junior fellow of “Gesellschaft für Informatik”.
Johannes is also actively involved in the different research communities. For example, he organized the first FTIR Multi-Touch Workshop held in Münster in 2007 and the follow-up bootcamp „Build-your-own“ Multi-touch Surface in conjunction with IEEE Tabletops 2008 in Amsterdam. Together with Antonio Krüger he co-chaired ITS 2010 in Saarbrücken and he was the program co-chair for ITS 2015 and ITS / ISS 2016.