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G. W. Matthias RAUTERBERG

Full Professor for "Interactive Systems Design"

Core Chair at Designed Intelligence Group

Department of Industrial Design

Eindhoven University of Technology , TU/e (The Netherlands)

 

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Biography:
I received the B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), the B.S. in Philosophy (1981) and Computer Science (1983), the M.S. in Psychology (1981, summa cum laude) and Computer Science (1986, summa cum laude) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and the Ph.D. in Computer Science/Mathematics (1995, awarded) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). I was a adjunct professor for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. I was the head of the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI) from the Department of Industrial Engineering at the ETH-Zurich (Switzerland). In 1998 I was appointed as fulltime professor for 'Human Communication Technology' and since 2012 I am professor for ‘Interactive Systems Design’, first at IPO - Center for Research on User-System Interaction, and later at the department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). From 1999 till 2001 I was director of the Center for Research on User-System Interaction
 (IPO), and director of the User-System-Interaction (USI) design program. From 2006 till 2015 I was the head of the Designed Intelligence (DI) group. The DI group has a Simulation Lab, Robotics Lab, Biofeedback Lab, Game Lab,  Cultural Computing Lab and an Interactive Vision Studio. Between 2013 and 2014 I was appointed as director of our Graduate Program Industrial Design.

I was the Swiss representative in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee (TC) 13 on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (1994-2002) and the chairman of the IFIP Working Group (WG) 13.1 on ‘HCI and Education’ (1998-2004). I am the Dutch representative and the founding vice-chair of the IFIP TC14 on ‘Entertainment Computing’  (2002-2012). Since 2012 I am elected as chair of IFIP TC14 (term 2013-2015). I was also the chair of the IFIP WG14.3 on ‘Entertainment Theory’ (2004-2012). I was appointed as visiting professor at the distinguished private Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) (2004-2007); I was senior honorary research fellow of Taicang University Science and Technology Park (2012), and guest professor at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) (2011-2015). I am guest professor at East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) (2013-2016).

I received the prestigious German GI-HCI award for the best Ph.D. in 1997 and the Swiss Technology Award for the BUILD-IT system in 1998. In 2004 I was nominated as member of the ‘Cream of Science’ in the Netherlands (the 200 top-level Dutch researchers) and amongst the 10 top-level TU/e scientists. Since 2007 I am holder of the Silver Core Award of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

I have over 400 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, books, etc. I am also editor and member of the editorial board of several leading international journals. I regularly act as reviewer and evaluator for several national and international funding bodies.

My recent research is in the area of entertainment computing, cognitive systems, human-computer interaction, and design science.

Research Statement:
The main ambition in my research is to focus on high risk research problems that could lead to ground-breaking results.

Teaching Statement:

The main objective in teaching is to educate my students to 'think'. Of course they learn also engineering skills, but mainly I encourage them to think about the 'why' and 'how'.

My ambition as director of the Graduate Program: VIDEO


Bio for publications:

Prof. Dr Matthias RAUTERBERG received a B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), a B.A. in Philosophy (1981) and a B.S. in Computer Science (1983), a M.S. in Psychology (1981) and a M.S. in Computer Science (1986) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science/ Mathematics (1995) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). From 2006 till 2015 he was the head of the Designed Intelligence research group, department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands). He has over 400 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, books, etc.

 


Bio for announcements:

Prof. Dr Matthias RAUTERBERG, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) received a B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), a B.A. in Philosophy (1981) and a B.S. in Computer Science (1983), a M.S. in Psychology (1981) and a M.S. in Computer Science (1986) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science/ Mathematics (1995) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He was a senior lecturer for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where later he was heading the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI).
Since 1998 he is fulltime professor for ‘Interactive Systems Design’ first at IPO - Centre for User System Interaction Research, and later at the department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands). From 1999 till 2002 he was director of IPO. He was director of the Graduate Program at the department of Industrial Design of the TU/e (2012-2014). He is now the head of the Designed Intelligence research group. He was the Swiss representative in the IFIP TC13 on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (1994-2002) and the chairman of the IFIP WG13.1 on ‘HCI and Education’ (1998-2004). He is now the Dutch representative in the IFIP TC14 on ‘Entertainment Computing’ and the founding vice-chair of this TC14 (2006-2012). Since 2012 he is the IFIP TC14 chair (2016-2018, 2nd term). He was appointed as visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) (2004-2007); he was senior honorary research fellow of Taicang University Science and Technology Park (2012), and guest professor at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) (2011-2015). I am guest professor at East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) (2013-2016).
He received the German GI-HCI Award for the best Ph.D. in 1997 and the Swiss Technology Award for the BUILD-IT system in 1998. In 2004 he was nominated as member of the ‘Cream of Science’ in the Netherlands (the 200 top-level Dutch researchers) and amongst the 10 top-level TU/e scientists. Since 2007 he is holder of the IFIP Silver Core Award.
He has over 400 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, books, etc. He acts also as editor and member of the editorial board of several leading international journals. Since 2009 he is co-editor in chief of the journal 'Entertainment Computing' (Elsevier). He acts regularly as reviewer for national and international funding bodies, individual selection and departmental assessments committees, large scale European funding schemas. He was appointed as member of one of the few expert and evaluation panels for the most esteemed European grant from the European Research Council (2010-2014). He has a strong track record in external funding of several million Euros.


Research Group "Designed Intelligence":

Industrial Design is building a research program focused on the relationship between users on the one hand and future intelligent systems and services on the other. We see the subject of Designed Intelligence as of great importance for future systems, products, and related services. We have therefore made this our main field of research.
Our research methodology is a particular form of research through design (not design research and not research for design). In our opinion, industrial design research should be problem-oriented and design-oriented, based on respect for people and society in general. It should also be scientific and current. Our idea of problem orientation has to do with the strong feeling that systems, products and services should address actual and future society's problems through technology. Compared to more traditional disciplines like mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, this means we try to pay more attention to peoples' actual needs. Our research is focused on 'Ambient Intelligence' in general, and 'Ambient Care' in particular. We favor a multidisciplinary approach with a strong emphasize on adaptive technology. The DI group consists of 2 full-time professors, 1 part-time professor, 8 assistant professors, 2 technical support, 1 secretary, and several Post-Docs and PhD students.


Department "Industrial Design":

In 2001, the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Eindhoven, The Netherlands has established the department of Industrial Design (ID). The department ID is part of the TU/e Research School J.F.Schouten for User System Interaction Research (JFS). It originates from the ‘Institute for Perception Research’ (IPO), a centre for multidisciplinary scientific research on applied research for user-system interaction founded in 1958, which was later on turned into IPO, Centre for User-System Interaction. In consultation with industry and government,
TU/e-ID focuses on the development and design of user-friendly interfaces for intelligent systems, products, and related services in aware environments. Current research topics include Aware Environment (also known as Ambient Intelligence), Business Processes, Entertainment Computing, Multi-modal Interaction, Perceptive User Interfaces, Tangible Interaction, and User Centered Design. Special attention is given to methodological and theoretical issues. The research aims to provide generic models and frameworks in the domains of perception, cognition, interaction and communication to the extent that these fields are relevant to the design of technical systems, products and related services. Prototypes are developed to test interface concepts in several /d-search laboratories.
The ID department brings together expertise in the fields of product design, interaction design, speech interfaces and multi-modal interfaces, signal processing for perceptive user interfaces, aware environments, applications of agent technology in user interfaces, robotics and user modeling. This new department ID includes about 80 researchers, 40 part-time lecturers, and 60 post-docs and PhD students.


University "Eindhoven University of Technology"  [Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)]
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Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), Eindhoven, The Netherlands now has 9 departments and provides 11 Bachelor’s degree programs, 1 special Bachelor's program, 20 Master’s degree programs, 6 special Master’s programs, 4 educational Master's programs (mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science), 8 post-doctoral programs for technological designers (Professional Doctorate in Engineering, PDEng) and various post-doctoral courses and programs (Doctor of Philosophy, PhD). In 2012 the TUE had around 2500 employees, 240 professors, 7100 students, 190 PDEng students, 640 PhD students. There are some 100 students’ associations (social, sports, cultural and study-related) and 15 associations for graduates.

The TU/e intends to be a research-driven, design-oriented university of technology, with the primary objective of providing young people with an academic education within the engineering science & technology domain. The main pillars on which the university positions itself remained unchanged in 2004:
The primary task is the training of engineers (at Master of Science level) possessing a sound scientific basis and depth of knowledge, as well as the necessary competences that will enable them to develop successful careers in a wide range of fields and functions within the community. The bachelors programs (BSc) are intended to serve as a basis for further education at Masters level. The TU/e also trains teachers (at Master of Science level), designers (at the Professional Doctorate in Engineering level) and researchers (at Doctor of Philosophy level). In addition, it provides postacademic programs and courses.
In the research field the TU/e prefers to focus, within the engineering science & technology domain, on the specific areas in which it takes or can take a significant role in the international scientific world, and in which it can make meaningful contributions to the knowledge-intensive industries and other sectors of the community with a high, or rapidly developing, technology intensity. The TU/e strives to ensure that its research results are translated into successful innovations and serve as a basis for the creation of new enterprises. It actively encourages students and staff to opt for entrepreneurship.
The quality of teaching and research must meet high international standards. The TU/e offers its students and staff an international and academic, in other words intellectually stimulating, study and working environment that will inspire them to broadly based personal development, to social and cultural engagement and to an entrepreneurial attitude.