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Headliners of the Conference. Matthias Rauterberg

Prof. Dr. Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) received a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Marburg (Germany), a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Computer Science, a M.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science/ Mathematics at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

He was a senior lecturer for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where later he was heading the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI).

Since 1998 he is fulltime professor for ‘Interactive Systems Design’ first at IPO - Centre for User System Interaction Research, and later at the department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Matthias is now the head of the Designed Intelligence research group. He was the Swiss representative in the IFIP TC13 on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (1994-2002) and the chairman of the IFIP WG13.1 on ‘HCI and Education’ (1998-2004).

He is now the Dutch representative in the IFIP TC14 on ‘Entertainment Computing’ and the founding vice-chair of this TC14. Since 2012 he is the IFIP TC14 chair (2016-2018, 2nd term).

He was appointed as visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) (2004-2007); he was senior honorary research fellow of Taicang University Science and Technology Park (2012), and guest professor at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) (2011-2015). Guest professor at East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) (2013-2016).

Matthias received the German GI-HCI Award for the best Ph.D. in 1997 and the Swiss Technology Award for the BUILD-IT system in 1998. In 2004 he was nominated as member of the ‘Cream of Science’ in the Netherlands (the 200 top-level Dutch researchers) and amongst the 10 top-level TU/e scientists. Since 2007 he is holder of the IFIP Silver Core Award.

He has over 400 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, books, etc. He acts also as editor and member of the editorial board of several leading international journals. Since 2009 he is co-editor in chief of the journal 'Entertainment Computing' (Elsevier). He acts regularly as reviewer for national and international funding bodies, individual selection and departmental assessments committees, large scale European funding schemas. He was appointed as member of one of the few expert and evaluation panels for the most esteemed European grant from the European Research Council (2010-2014). He has a strong track record in external funding of several million Euros.

Conference "Lighting Design 2016". Theme: "Light. Space. Time"