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Bio

Sven Mayer is an assistant professor (Jun.-Prof.) of computer science at LMU Munich (Germany). His research sits at the intersection between Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence, where he focuses on the next generation of computing systems. He uses artificial intelligence to design, build, and evaluate future human-centered interfaces. In particular, he envisions enabling humans to outperform their performance in collaboration with the machine. He focuses on areas such as augmented and virtual reality, mobile scenarios, and robotics.

Before his faculty appointment, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) in the Future Interfaces Group, led by Chris Harrison. In March 2019, he received a Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) under the 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). In 2015, he spent 3 months at the University of Glasgow, UK, in the group of Roderick Murray-Smith.  As a guest researcher for the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, he worked under the supervision of Lewis Chuang. Before his Ph.D., he received his Dipl.-Inf. (M.Sc. equivalent) at the University of Stuttgart.

For more detailed information, please see my CV.

Co-Chair of Scientific Events 

  • 2022: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’22) Publications Chair
  • 2022: Mensch & Computer (MuC’22) Full Paper Co-Chair
  • 2022: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST’22) Video Co-Chair
  • 2022: ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS’22) Proceedings Co-Chair
  • 2021: Mensch & Computer (MuC’21) Short Paper Co-Chair
  • 2021: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST’21) Video Co-Chair
  • 2021: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’21) Data & PCS Co-Chair
  • 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

Editorial Boards

Scientific Committee Duties

  • 2023: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Paper Committee as Subcommittee Chair (SC)
  • 2022: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Paper Committee as Subcommittee Chair (SC)
  • 2022: ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) Paper Committee
  • 2022: Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI) Paper Committee
  • 2022: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM) Paper Committee
  • 2021: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Paper Committee
  • 2021: ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) Paper Committee
  • 2021: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM) Paper Committee
  • 2021: Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI) Paper Program Committee
  • 2021: Joint International Scientific Conferences on Artificial Intelligence BNAIC/BENELEARN Paper Program Committee
  • 2020: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Paper Committee
  • 2020: ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) Paper Committee
  • 2020: Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI) Paper Committee
  • 2020: Mensch & Computer (MuC) Full Paper Committee
  • 2020: ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis) Paper Committee
  • 2020: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Student Research Competition Committee
  • 2020: ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) Demos and Posters Committee
  • 2019: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Paper Committee
  • 2019: ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) Paper Committee
  • 2019: ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX) Paper Committee
  • 2019: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM) Paper Committee
  • 2019: Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI) Paper Program Committee
  • 2019: Mensch & Computer (MuC) Short Paper Committee
  • 2018: ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) Paper Committee
  • 2018: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM) Paper Committee
  • 2018: Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI) Paper Program Committee
  • 2018: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Late Breaking Work Committee
  • 2017: International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM) Paper Committee
  • 2017: ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) Poster Committee
  • 2017: Mensch & Computer (MuC) Paper Committee

Reviewing Duties

Awards

  • 2022: Best Paper Award, VRST 2022
    Dennis Dietz, Carl Oechsner, Changkun Ou, Francesco Chiossi, Fabio Sarto, Sven Mayer, Andreas Butz: Walk This Beam: Impact of Different Balance Assistance Strategies and Height Exposure on Performance and Physiological Arousal in VR. In: ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, ACM, 2022.
  • 2022: Honorable Mention Award, CHI 2022
    Uwe Gruenefeld, Jonas Auda, Florian Mathis, Stefan Schneegass, Mohamed Khamis, Jan Gugenheimer, Sven Mayer: VRception: Rapid Prototyping of Cross-Reality Systems in Virtual Reality. In: Proceedings of the 41st ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery, New Orleans, United States, 2022.
  • 2022: Honorable Mention Award, MuC 2022
    Changkun Ou, Daniel Buschek, Sven Mayer, Andreas Butz: The Human in the Infinite Loop: A Case Study on Revealing and Explaining Human-AI Interaction Loop Failures. In: Proceedings of Mensch Und Computer 2022, Association for Computing Machinery, Darmstadt, Germany, 2022.
  • 2021: Honorable Mention Award, VRST 2021
    Jonas Auda, Nils Verheyen, Sven Mayer, Stefan Schneegass: Flyables: Haptic Input Devices for Virtual Reality using Quadcopters. In: ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, 2021.
  • 2017: Honorable Mention Awarwd, MobileHCI 2017
    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

Advised Student Assistants for Research Projects

  • Jan Leusmann (2019 – 2021, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Benedict Steuerlein (2019 – 2021, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Felix Bühler (2019 – 2020, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Robin Schweigert (2017 – 2020, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Anna Penzkofer (2019, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Henrike Weingärtner (2017 – 2018, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Jamie Ullerich (2017 – 2019, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Maximilian Weiß (2017 – 2019, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Maike Ernst (2017, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Stephan Roth (2016, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Jonas Vogelsang (2015 – 2017, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Johannes Wolf (2015 – 2016, University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Hosted Interns

  • Saba Kheirinejad, Ph.D. research intern (University of Oulu, Finland, 2022 for 6 Month)
  • Yue Jiang, research intern (University of Maryland, USA, 2020 for 3 Month)
  • Frederick Choi, research intern (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, 2020 for 3 Month)
  • Brighten Jelke, research intern (Macalester College, Minnesota, USA, 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, USA, 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