I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Human Computer Interaction Lab at Saarland University and Saarland Informatics Campus. I completed my PhD with summa cum laude at the University of Oldenburg under the supervision of Susanne Boll (2019). During my PhD, I was part of the Interactive Systems Group associated with the OFFIS - Institute for IT health department. I received the the Helene-Lange Award 2020 for my doctoral dissertation. My recent research has been recognized with a TEI'18 Best Paper Award, a ETRA'19 Best Demo/Video Award, and a Honorable Mention Award at CHI'20.
I hold a M.Sc. (2013), and B.Sc. (2010) in Media Informatics from Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich (LMU). In the past years, I had the exciting opportunity to visit and work with research labs at different universities, including ETH Zurich, the University of Glasgow, and TU Berlin. From 2011 to 2013, I worked part time as a student trainee at the Research & Development department of metaio GmbH (now part of Apple Inc.). In my free time, I enjoy outdoor sports, including running, cycling, mountaineering, and skiing. On rainy days I love 3D printing, hardware hacking and sketching.
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Today, technology is tightly interwoven with our day-to-day social life. As a result, human-machine interfaces need to be not only usable and enjoyable, but also socially acceptable: they should avoid stigma (e.g., in assistive or medical use cases), protect user and bystander privacy, and adapt to be adequate and natural in the user's respective context.
I am interested in the interplay of social and technical challenges, and how we can design technology that is socially acceptable, and respects human needs, goals, and values. My research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, interaction design and social psychology applied to the development of intelligent systems.
In my dissertation on Designing Socially Acceptable Body-worn Cameras I combined empirical user research, prototyping and fabrication with aspects of artificial intelligence, including deep learning and computer vision. With my future research I aim to develop methods and strategies for designing ethical, responsible and social human-machine interfaces.
You can find most of my publications and the related material below. The most up-to-date list is on my Google Scholar profile.
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