I am a professor in Computer Science at Hasselt University, member of the HCI lab of the research institute Expertise centre for Digital Media – a Flanders Make core lab, and deputy director of the same research institute. I do research in Human-Computer Interaction.

I received both a M.Sc. in Knowledge Engineering and Computer Science from the transnational University Limburg, a joint university of Hasselt University, Belgium and Maastricht University, the Netherlands, in 2000. My PhD (2004) is in computer science from Hasselt University, Belgium where I am appointed as a professor since 2006.

I served as a co-chair for the CHI 2008 Work-in-Progress venue, was full paper co-chair for EICS 2011 and EICS 2013, general co-chair for EICS 2016 and EICS 2018, program chair for TAMODIA 2006, short paper co-chair for AMI 2012 and an Associate Chair for CHI 2014. I am member of the editorial board of Interacting with Computers, Frontiers in ICT – Human-Media Interaction and the International Journal on People-Oriented Programming. Special issues I edited can be found in ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) (on interaction with smart objects), ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) (on UIDLs for Next-Generation User Interfaces) and International Journal on Web Engineering and Technology (on XML-Based User Interface Description Languages).

I am chairing the steering committee of ACM SIGCHI Engineering Interactive Computing Systems conference series since 2017, am member of the IFIP workgroup 2.7 User Interface Engineering and I am a member of the ACM SIGCHI conferences board. I co-founded TinkerTouch (2009-2015), a company that builds robust and high performance touch- and gesture-based user interfaces.

Upcoming stuff

  • I’ll be co-chairing the ACM SIGCHI EICS 2018 conference in Paris with Emmanuel Pietrega.
  • We started the year 2018 on a positive vibe:
    • Marisela will present our work on traceability of design artefacts at GROUP 2018: Re-thinking Traceability: A Prototype to Record and Revisit the Evolution of Design Artefacts, Marisela Gutierrez Lopez, Gustavo Rovelo Ruiz, Kris Luyten, Mieke Haesen, Karin Coninx
    • Kashyap will present work with Antti Oulasvirta and Jussi Jokinen on computational approaches toward familiarizing a (web) interface at IUI 2018: Familiarisation: Restructuring Layouts with Visual Learning Models, Kashyap Todi, Jussi Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Kris Luyten
    • Our group had 3 conditionally accepted papers for CHI 2018. I had the pleasure to contribute to two of these papers: Silicone Devices: DIY Fabrication of Self-Contained Multi-Layered Soft Circuits using Microfluidics, Steven Nagels, Raf Ramakers, Kris Luyten, Wim Deferme and Intellingo: The Intelligible Translation Environment, Sven Coppers, Jan Van den Bergh, Kris Luyten, Karin Coninx, Iulianna van der Lek-Ciudin, Tom Vanallemeersch, Vincent Vandeghinste.
    • We’re starting with some very exciting research projects for the manufacturing industry, as a Flanders Make partner bringing our experience and research knowledge on a.o. engineering intelligible interfaces, human-robot interaction and Virtual and Augmented Reality.

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