Tom Gross

Prof. Dr. Tom Gross
University of Bamberg
Kapuzinerstr. 16
96047 Bamberg
Germany

Email:
WWW: http://www.tomgross.net/
Phone: (+49-951)863-3940
Fax: (+49-951)863-3945

I am full professor and chair of Human-Computer Interaction at the Faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Science of the University of Bamberg, in Bamberg, Germany. My research areas include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp).

Research

I am heading the Cooperative Media Lab, where our research is based on a Human-Centred Computing perspective---that is, I and my team aim to make technological contributions by developing technological concepts, platforms, and systems based on an understanding of human interaction with and through computing technology. Our projects currently have funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project Recommender Systems. We are winners of the Transfer 'Innovation Contest Industry Meets Academia' ('Innovationswettbewerb Wirtschaft trifft Wissenschaft') leading to the funding of the project TransKoop. We are cooperating with several partners in the project Robust Design, funded by the Thuringian Programme on Excellency.

I was the Opening Keynote Speaker at the International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems (I2CS) and at the International Conference on Interfaces and Human-Computer Interaction (IHCI); and I have given Tutorials on HCI, CSCW, and UbiComp on various international and national conferenes.

From September 2010 to February 2011 I was on sabbatical leave, working at the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. From December 2003 to February 2011 I was professor and chair of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work at the Faculty of Media of the Bauhaus-University Weimar, serving as a vice-president from 2008 to 2010. From March 1999 to July 2003 I was working at Fraunhofer FIT in the group of Wolfgang Prinz.

Selected
Publications

I have written and co-authored a broad range of Books as well as Papers for reviewed international journals and conferences, etc.; and some position papers for workshops. Recently, we received the Outstanding Paper Award for our paper at the International Conference on Collaborative Technologies - CT 2010.

Communities/
Committees

I am Germany's official representative of Human-Computer Interaction in the IFIP Technical Committee on "Human Computer Interaction" (TC.13); and a member of the IFIP Workgroup on "Education in HCI and HCI Curriculum" (WG13.1). I am a member of the Steering Committee of Human-Computer Interaction as well as Computer-Supported Cooperative Work of the Germany Informatics Society (Gesellschaft fuer Informatik). I am a member of the ACM and of EUROMICRO.

I serve as a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals; I am Conference Chair (e.g., General Chair of INTERACT 2015 in Bamberg, Technical Program Co-Chair of ACM Group 2012) and Workshop Organiser; and I have been a PC Member of several program scientific events.

Teaching

I am teaching HCI, CSCW, and Ubiquitous Computing---mainly at the University of Bamberg in German, but also at various other universities across Europe in English. Details about my teaching in Bamberg can be found here (in German). human-computer interaction, hci, computer-human interaction, chi, human factors in computing systems, computer-supported cooperative work, cscw, group awareness, collaboration technology, computers and society, blog, blogging, virtual, communities, social software, informatik, thomas gross

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