We welcome Andreas Bulling as new Professor for Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Systems at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS) at the University of Stuttgart.
Prof. Bulling’s research is in the area of Intelligent User Interfaces, specifically at the intersection of human-computer interaction, computer vision, and machine learning. The overall goal of his work is to enable machines to understand non-verbal human behavior. To this end, he develops fundamental computational methods to measure, model, and analyze everyday human gaze and physical behavior by leveraging wearable and ambient sensing. He further investigates the use of these methods for natural human-computer interaction, computational user (behavior) modelling, as well as usable security and privacy. His research is highly interdisciplinary and therefore has close links also to cognitive science, psychology, as well as the social and behavioural sciences.
Andreas Bulling received his MSc. in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and a PhD in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in 2010 (Title of PhD thesis: Eye Movement Analysis for Context Inference and Cognition-Awareness: Wearable Sensing and Activity Recognition Using Electrooculography). Afterwards, he was first a Feodor Lynen and then Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and most recently Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics as well as Independent Research Group Leader at the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI) at Saarland University.
We wish him all the best and a good start at the University of Stuttgart!