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Professor Hans Gellersen


Hans Gellersen




Tel: +44 1524 510323

Research overview

My primary research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing. Recently I have been working is on pervasive eye tracking and novel interaction methods based on eye movement. I am also interested in spontaneous intreraction across devices, in particular with personal mobile devices on shared surfaces and public displays, and generally in devices and methods that enable interaction in novel and compelling ways.

PhD supervision

I have PhD projects available on systems, devices and methods for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Topics of interest include:
The eye-computer interface: automated analysis of visual behaviour to support interaction
Spontaneous interaction across devices in public settings
Interaction with personal devices on shared surfaces
End-user mapping of indoor environments


Hans is a Professor of Interactive Systems. He has published widely on topics from location, context and activity sensing to devices and techniques for interaction, and is active in both the UbiComp/Pervasive and the CHI research community. Hans holds a PhD from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.

Career Details

Academic Qualifications

PhD Computer Science, University of Karlsruhe (1996)

MSc Computer Science, University of Karlsruhe (1992)


Professor of Interactive Systems, Lancaster University, 2001-present

Head of TecO Research Group, Karlsruhe University, 1996-2001

Research Assistant, Karlsruhe University, 1992-1996

Professional Role

Editor, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer/ACM, 1999-present

Editorial Board Member, IEEE Pervasive Computing (2005-2011)

Steering Committee, UbiComp conference series (1999-2004 and 2009-present) and Pervasive conference series (2005-2010)

Program co-chair, CHI "Systems" subcommittee (2013/14), UbiComp (1999, 2009) and Pervasive (2005)

Chair, International Review of Computer Science in Finland, 2007

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