People Centric Computing

Meet the faculty


John Aycock

Studying the implementation of old computer games, technical work with links to numerous areas of computer systems, including compilers, interpreters, programming languages, data compression, operating systems, computer security, reverse engineering, code obfuscation, and copy protection.

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Jörg Denzinger

Research interests, in general, include (Distributed) Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems. More precisely: Knowledge-based Search (Distribution Concepts and Learning to Improve Control); Multi-Agent Systems (Learning of Cooperative Behaviour, Testing of Multi-Agent Systems and Engineering of self-organizing Multi-Agent Systems); AI and Games (Automated Content Generation and Support for the Generation of NPCs). 

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Helen Ai He

Leads the C3 Lab which investigates human-centered technologies to bridge Cultural barriers, improve Collaboration, and build Community. Topics: cross-cultural collaboration systems, interactive tech to address loneliness and isolation, empowering the public with open data and visualizations. Diversity and inclusion are key focuses of this work. The solutions we develop aim to embrace and leverage the benefits of diversity, rather than being hindered by its challenges.

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Frank Maurer

Research interests include UX for XR, engineering Serious XR applications and Immersive Analytics.

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Lora Oehlberg

Researches Creativity Support Tools, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization.

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Guenther Ruhe

Leads the Software Engineering Decision Support (SEDS) laboratory which centers it's research on models, method and tools to facilitate better decision-making. Emphasis is on the early stages of the software life-cycle. In this research group there is an increasing focus on Analytics of Software Engineering Data as a means to extract information and to support decisions.

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Ehud Sharlin

Interests are Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and physical interfaces.

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Ryo Suzuki

Interests are Tangible User Interfaces, Shape-changing User Interfaces, Haptic Interfaces, Swarm Robots, AR/VR/MR, Human-Robot Interaction and Digital Fabrication.

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Robert Walker

Manages the Laboratory for Software Modification Research, and has a research focus on developer and task-oriented software development support (i.e. practical tools for real problems). Recent projects have included API migration, pragmatic software reuse, structural compare & contrast, refactoring references, and recommendation systems for software engineering.

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Wesley Willett

Research interests are Information Visualization, Social Computing, New Media, and Human Computer Interaction Design.

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Richard Zhao

Leads the Serious Games Research Group: focuses on games and gaming-related technologies for the purpose of training and education. Research involves immersive technologies (VR and eye-tracking), AI, and HCI techniques.

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