About

I am a Lichtenberg professor and professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Bremen in Germany where I lead the HCI group. In addition, I am the co-director of the Bremen Spatial Cognition Center (BSCC) and a member of the TZI (Center for Computing Technologies) and ZARM (Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity). Before, and coming to Bremen, I was a visiting lecturer at UCL, UK, helping to setup the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Cities and had a faculty position at Hasselt University, Belgium. I am also currently a visiting professor at the Interactive Technologies Institute (I-TI), Portugal. Previously, I worked in Saarbrücken, where I was a senior researcher at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). During my time at DFKI, I received a PhD in computer science at Saarland University (2010), which was supported by the Deutsche Telekom Labs in Berlin. I obtained my Master’s degree in Geoinformatics at the University of Münster at the Institute for Geoinformatics (2007). I am a founder of PLANIT // ACADEMY. We offer certified courses on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and IT security. In addition, I am the founder of Qkies, the world’s first eSweet.  If you have any further questions, please contact me via email.

My research and work have received several awards, such as the ACM  Eugene Lawler Award, a Vodafone Research Award, the lasting impact award at MobileHCI and two Google Research Awards. I regularly talk about the impact of novel technologies and consult with companies and think tanks. If you have any further questions, please contact me via email.