The Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology will like to give a big and warm welcome to Sebastian Boring.
Sebastian is from August our new Deputy Head of the Department and Head of Section in Copenhagen. He has a background in Media Technology and Computer Science, with a strong focus on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Before joining Aalborg University, he has worked as Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, where he headed the Human-Centered Computing section since 2018.
Sebastian received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Munich. During his studies, he was a visiting researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (working with Gregory Abowd), and in the Media Team at the University of Oulu (working with Timo Ojala). Before coming to Copenhagen, Sebastian worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Interactions Lab at the University of Calgary working with Saul Greenberg and Sheelagh Carpendale.
Sebastian is telling about himself:
“My research interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction, where I focus on novel interaction techniques with advanced technologies, where he is particularly interested in increasing the experience by considering more than just the visual sense. For example, I consider making use of our haptic sense in addition to the visual one, so that virtual artifacts can be seen and felt. To do this, I develop sophisticated sensing and tracking technologies and I design and evaluate interaction techniques built using such technologies.
At Aalborg University, I am continuing this approach with all the excellent colleagues around me. At the same time, I am looking very much forward to driving the broader research and teaching agenda of Aalborg University and the Media Technology section in Copenhagen in particular.”
We are looking forward to the close collaboration.
If you want to read more about Sebastian you can go to his website