Albrecht Schmidt (computer scientist)

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Albrecht Schmidt
Born (1970-10-15)October 15, 1970
Crailsheim, Germany
Residence Satteldorf, Germany
Citizenship Germany
Fields Human-Computer Interaction,
Ubiquitous Computing,
Institutions Lancaster University, University of Munich, University of Bonn, University of Duisburg-Essen,  
Alma mater University of Ulm
Thesis Ubiquitous Computing - Computing in Context (2002)
Doctoral advisor Hans-Werner Gellersen
Doctoral students Enrico Rukzio, Matthias Kranz, Paul Holleis, Heiko Drewes, Dagmar Kern, Tanja Döring, Karin Bee (vorm. Leichtenstern)

Albrecht Schmidt (born 1970) is a computer scientist best known for his work in ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, and the tangible user interface. He is a professor at University of Stuttgart where he joined the faculty in 2011.


Professional career[edit]

Albrecht Schmidt received an M.Sc. in computing from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in 1996. His master thesis was on modual neural networks. In 1997, he finished his masters in computer science at the University of Ulm (Germany). As a research assistant he was working towards a PhD at Telecooperation Office (TecO), University of Karlsruhe (Germany) from 1998 to 2001. He changed to Lancaster University[1] (UK) where he finished his PhD. This thesis was titled Ubiquitous Computing - Computing in Context. Schmidt changed to University of Munich (Germany) in 2003 where he headed the Emmy-Noether Research Group 'Embedded Interaction'. He was appointed professor for applied computer science/media informatics at University of Bonn and was simultaneously department manager at the Fraunhofer Institute 'Institut für Intelligente Informations- und Analysesysteme (IAIS)'. From October 2007 to December 2010, he headed the chair for pervasive computing[2] at University of Duisburg-Essen. Since January 2011, he has headed the research group 'Human-Computer Interaction'[3][4] at the Institut für Visualisierung und Interaktive Systeme at University of Stuttgart.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • A. Schmidt, M. Beigl, H.W. Gellersen: "There is more to context than location", In: Computers & Graphics 23 (6), 893-90, 1999
  • A. Schmidt, K. Aidoo, A. Takaluoma, U. Tuomela, K. Van Laerhoven, W. Van de Velde: "Advanced interaction in context", In: Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, 89-101, 1999
  • A. Schmidt: "Implicit human computer interaction through context", In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 4 (2), 191-199, 2000
  • H.W. Gellersen, A. Schmidt, M. Beigl: "Multi-sensor context-awareness in mobile devices and smart artifacts", In: Mobile Networks and Applications 7 (5), 341-351, 2002
  • M. Beigl, H.W. Gellersen, A. Schmidt: "Mediacups: experience with design and use of computer-augmented everyday artefacts", In: Computer Networks 35 (4), 401-409, 2001
  • A. Schmidt: "Ubiquitous computing-computing in context" (Ph.D. thesis), 2002
  • A. Schmidt, K Van Laerhoven: "How to build smart appliances?", In: Personal Communications, IEEE 8 (4), 66-71 2001
  • N. Kern, B. Schiele, A. Schmidt: "Multi-sensor activity context detection for wearable computing", In: Ambient Intelligence, 220-232, 2003
  • W.W. Gaver, J. Bowers, A. Boucher, H. Gellersen, S. Pennington, A. Schmidt, A. Steed, N. Villar, B. Walker: "The drift table: designing for ludic engagement", In: ACM, 2004
  • M. Kranz, P. Holleis, A. Schmidt: "Embedded Interaction - Interacting with the Internet of Things", In: IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 46–53, March–April 2010
  • M. Kranz, A. Schmidt, A. Maldonado, R.B. Rusu, M. Beetz, B. Hörnler, G. Rigoll: "Context-Aware Kitchen Utilities", In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI2007), pp. 213–214, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, February 2007
  • M. Kranz, A. Schmidt, R.B. Rusu, A. Maldonado, M. Beetz, B. Hörnler, G. Rigoll: "Sensing Technologies and the Player-Middleware for Context-Awareness in Kitchen Environments", In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems' (INSS2007), pp. 179–186, Brunswick, Germany, June 2007
  • L. Terrenghi, M. Kranz, P. Holleis, A. Schmidt: "A cube to learn: a tangible user interface for the design of a learning appliance", In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, vol. 10, no. 2-3, pp. 153–158, 2006
  • A. Schmidt, M. Kranz, P. Holleis: "Interacting with the ubiquitous computer: towards embedding interaction", In: Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Smart Objects and Ambient Intelligence (sOc-EUSAI2005), pp. 147–152, Grenoble, France, October 2005


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