I am a full professor in Computer Science at Hasselt University and member of the HCI lab of the iMinds research institute Expertise Centre for Digital Media. 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 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, 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 serve in the steering board of ACM Engineering Interactive Computing Systems conference series and am member of the IFIP workgroup 2.7 User Interface Engineering. 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.

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