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Bio

Sven Mayer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) in the Future Interfaces Group lead by Chris Harrison. In March 2019, he received a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) under supervision of  Niels Henze from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.  As a Ph.D. student, he was part of the Cluster of Excellence for Simulation Technology (SimTech) funded by the German research foundation (DFG). His research is about modeling of human behavior patterns for interactive systems. He spent the summer of 2015 at the Inference, Dynamics, and Interaction (IDI) group under the supervision of Roderick Murray-Smith at the University of Glasgow (UK). Moreover, he worked as a guest researcher for the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen under the supervision of Lewis Chuang. Prior to his Ph.D., he received his Dipl.-Inf. at the University of Stuttgart.

For more detailed information please see my Resumé or CV.

Co-Chair of Scientific Events 

  • 2020: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’20) CoBi Co-Chair
  • 2019: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19) CoBi Co-Chair
  • 2019: Mensch & Computer (MuC’19) Media Co-Chair
  • 2018: ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI’18) Work In Progress Co-Chair
  • 2017: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM’17) Local Co-Chair

Scientific Committee Duties

External Reviewing Duties

  • ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2015, 2018, 2019
  • ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutoUI) 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2018, 2019
  • ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2018, 2019
  • ACM annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHIPlay) 2018, 2019
  • ACM Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS) 2018, 2019
  • IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2018, 2019
  • Frontiers in Psychology | Human-Media Interaction 2019
  • ACM Creativity & Cognition (CC) 2019
  • International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT) 2019
  • ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2019
  • IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC) 2019
  • ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC)
    2019
  • ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2017, 2018
  • ACM Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI) 2016, 2018
  • ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) 2018
  • Augmented Human International Conference (AH) 2018
  • ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2018
  • ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI) 2018
  • Mensch & Computer (MuC) 2015, 2017
  • Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI) 2017
  • ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2017
  • ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX) 2017
  • ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis) 2015

Awards

  • 2017: Honorable Mention
    Sven Mayer, Perihan Gad, Katrin Wolf, Paweł W. Woźniak, Niels Henze : Understanding the Ergonomic Constraints in Designing for Touch Surfaces. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, pp. 9, ACM, Vienna, Austria, 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5075-4, (Honourable Mention Award).
  • 2016: Distinguished Project Award, International UBI Summer School 2016

Hosted Interns

  • Brighten Jelke, research intern (Macalester College, Minnesota, US, 2018 for 3 Month)
  • Jens Reinhardt, Ph.D. research intern (HAW Hamburg, Germany, 2018 for 3 Month)
  • Alexandre Comeau-Vermeersch, research intern (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, 2018 for 3 Month)
  • El Hassan Makled, Master Project (German University in Cairo, Egypt, 2017 for 6 Month)
  • Anna Wong, research intern (Carnegie Mellon University, US, 2016 for 3 Month)
  • Perihan Gad, Master Project (German University in Cairo, Egypt, 2016 for 6 Month)
  • Michael Mayer, Master Project (University of Ulm, Germany, 2015 for 4 Month)
  • Karen Lienemann, research intern (University in Alès, France, 2015 for 3 Month)
  • Omar ElAzazy, Bachelor Project (German University in Cairo, Egypt, 2015 for 4 Month)

Student Volunteer Duties

  • CHI: 2016, 2017 (Day Captain), 2018 (Day Captain)
  • MobileHCI: 2017, 2018
  • NordiCHI: 2016 (Day Captain), 2018 (Day Captain)
  • MuC: 2015