Johannes Schöning

Currently I am a professor of computer science with a focus on HCI at Hasselt University, working within the Expertise centre for Digital Media (EDM) - the ICT research institute of Hasselt University. In addition I am a visiting lecturer at UCL London within the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Sustainable Cities. These private web pages are intended to give you an overview on my academic activities.

Before that I worked in industry and at the Innovative Retail Laboratory of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken. During my time at DFKI I received a PhD in computer science at Saarland University (2010) and a Master in Geoinformatics at the University of Münster at the Institute for Geoinformatics (2007). My PhD was supported by Deutsche Telekom Labs in Berlin.

My research interests are new methods and novel interfaces to navigate through spatial information. In general I develop, design and test user interfaces that help people to solve daily tasks more enjoyable and/ or effectively. This includes the development of mobile augmented reality applications, interactive surfaces and tabletops and other “post desktop” interfaces. My research and work was awarded with several prices and awards, such as the ACM  Eugene Lawler Award or the Vodafone Research Award for my PhD. In addition I serve as a junior fellow of “Gesellschaft für Informatik”.

Recently I am also interested how to enhance food with technology. Together with Juchem Food I developed the world's first eSweet Qkies,(QR code cookies).

I collected experience in software development and conceptual software design during my time in industry and working on libavg. I organized the first FTIR Multi-Touch Workshop, held in Münster in 2007 and the follow up bootcamp „Build-your-own“ Multi-touch Surface in conjunction with IEEE Tabletops 2008 in Amsterdam and co-chaired ITS 2010.


all photos (unless otherwise noted) (c) Johannes Schöning (Email & Contact), 2013

Johannes Schöning