PhD Defense of Tom Horak

On July 7, 2021, Tom Horak successfully defended his PhD thesis. His topic Visual Data Analysis in Device Ecologies addresses the question, how multiple co-located computing devices can be used in synergistic combination for facilitating visual data exploration and analysis. Within his research, Tom Horak connected in innovative ways research from human-computer interaction and information visualization and proposed novel approaches. We are delighted that Jo Vermeulen from Autodesk Research (Toronto) agreed to serve as external reviewer for this thesis. After his great defense, the entire Interactive Media Lab and further guests came together to celebrate in a great restaurant with a gorgeous view on the Elbe river.

We congratulate Tom Horak on his remarkable dissertation and wish him all the best for the future.

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Research Training Group started with new PhD student

The DFG funded Research Training Group 2323 “Conducive Design of Cyber-physical Production Systems” was launched in September 2018. We will conduct research in the three areas adaptation strategies for changeable systems, development and maintenance of competences as well as assessment and evaluation of human states. Research is focused on two industrial application domains, i.e., mobile agricultural systems and modular process plants.

The Research Training Group is highly interdisciplinary involving PhD students from the fields of psychology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. For our Interactive Media Lab we are happy to welcome Marc Satkowski as a new research assistant in this RTG starting in October 2018.