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Bio

Sven Mayer is an Assistant Professor (Jun. Prof.) at the LMU Munich (Germany) for Media Informatics. His research is about modeling human behavior patterns for interactive systems. Here, he focuses on how to go from simple touch interactions to hand- and body-aware interactions where he focuses not only the recognition using deep learning but also on social aspects, e.g. bystander involvement.

Before his faculty appointment, he was 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 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) funded by the German research foundation (DFG). 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’21) Proceedings Co-Chair
  • 2021: Mensch & Computer (MuC’21) Short Paper Co-Chair
  • 2021: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 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

Scientific Committee Duties

  • 2022: ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Paper Committee as Subcommittee Chair (SC)
  • 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 Comittee
  • 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

Editorial Boards

Reviewing Duties

  • ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT) 2019, 2021
  • IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR) 2020 2021
  • ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2020, 2021
  • ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutoUI) 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ACM Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI) 2016, 2018, 2020
  • ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2018, 2019, 2020
  • ACM annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHIPlay) 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Mensch & Computer (MuC) 2015, 2017, 2020
  • ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis) 2015, 2020
  • ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2019, 2020
  • Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI) 2017, 2018, 2019
  • ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2018, 2019
  • ACM Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS) 2018, 2019
  • ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2017, 2019
  • Frontiers in Psychology | Human-Media Interaction 2019
  • ACM Creativity & Cognition (CC) 2019
  • IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC) 2019
  • ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC)
    2019
  • Augmented Human International Conference (AH) 2018
  • ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) 2018
  • ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI) 2018
  • ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (TVX) 2017

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

Advised Student Assistants for Reseach 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

  • 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