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
currently have funding from the German
Research Foundation (DFG) for the project
Systems. We are winners of the Transfer 'Innovation Contest
Industry Meets Academia' ('Innovationswettbewerb Wirtschaft trifft
Wissenschaft') leading to the funding of the project
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 9th
International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems
(I2CS 2009) and at the International Conference on
Interfaces and Human-Computer Interaction (IHCI 2008); 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.
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
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