Prof. Jürgen Steimle

ABOUT / Prof. Jürgen Steimle

Prof. Jürgen Steimle (male) is a full professor at the Department of Computer Science and at the DFG-Cluster Of Excellence “Multimodal Computing and Interaction” at Saarland University. He is the head of the Human-Computer Interaction and Interactive Technologies Group. Before 2016, he was an independent research group leader (W2) at the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction at Saarland University and Max Planck Institute for Informatics. Between 2012 and 2014, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Affiliate at the Media Lab of Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Darmstadt University Of Technology. His research investigates user interfaces which seamlessly integrate digital media with the physical world, in order to enable more effective, expressive, and engaging interactions with computers. His current focus areas include flexible displays and sensor surfaces, on-body interaction, embedded user interfaces, and personal fabrication. His work was recognized with the Best Computer Science Dissertation Award in 2009 by the German, Austrian and Swiss Computer Societies. He has received best paper awards at the top conferences in human-computer interaction ACM CHI and UIST and has received a Landmark 2015 Award by the Germany Land of Ideas initiative. He is serving as co-chair and member of program committees for major international conferences, including positions as program co-chair for ACM TEI 2017 and as workshops track co-chair for CHI 2014 and CHI 2015.

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.