Currently, I am a holding a professorship at the Department of Smart and Interconnected Living at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and coordinate the Horizon Europe project EDDIE. I am also affiliated with the University of Vienna, Austria, working as a lecturer, theses supervisor and principal investigator of interdisciplinary research projects at the Cooperative Systems Research Group of the Faculty of Computer Science and the Digital Education and Learning Group of the Centre for Teacher Education.
The projects of my research concern computer science and interdisciplinary information technology design in areas that include energy and smart city, education and didactics, music and art as well as healthcare and therapy.
The research approaches I use are associated with Human Computer Interaction (HCI), design and engineering and include hard- and software prototyping, physical computing with mobile and sensor technologies, research through design, user research, user experience (UX) design, interaction design (IxD), art-based research and HCI-related qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
Besides, I am active as an entrepreneur since 2005 and founded the Sound and Physical Computing Studio which is based in the mountains of Upper Styria in Austria.
Before my academic career I worked as a software engineer, studied informatics, musicology and philosophy, and had a recording studio as a freelance musician.
Previous affiliations and employees of my career path were:
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
The Open University
University of Nottingham
SAE Online / Middlesex University London
SAE Institute Wien
Cashpoint Agentur & IT-Service
Sun Microsystems (now Oracle)
Voluntarily and in my spare time I am the chairman of the organising committee of the Rudolfina-Redoute. This traditional Viennese ball has its origin in 1899 and is the oldest and last remaining masked ball of its kind. Every year about 4.000 people from all around the world attend the Rudolfina-Redoute on Carnival Monday in the Wiener Hofburg.