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fEn03tC6Welcome to my homepage. I am Susanne Boll and I am Professor of Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg, in Germany, which I also head as department director since 2013. In 2005, I joined the ranks of the executive board of the OFFIS–Institute for Information Technology in Oldenburg, an associated research institute of the University of Oldenburg. Within OFFIS, I act as the scientific head of many international and national research projects in the field of intelligent user interfaces and initiated  the Human–Machine-Interaction Competence Center which I still oversee as a scientific head. In 2012, I was elected as a member of the board of the institute. OFFIS belongs to the top 5% out of 1200 non-university research institutes in Germany and is ranked 14th among 250 non-university institutes in computer science in Germany, according to the German National Science Foundation in 2012.

My research interests lie in the field of multimedia and intelligent user interfaces. I teach Web Engineering and Media Processing in the Bachelor Programme in Computer Science and offer lectures and practical lab courses in HCI, Wearable Computing and Digital Fabrication. I am leading several national and international scientific projects with much cooperation with research experts world wide. I head one of the few leading groups in Europe that works on mobile and ambient user interfaces exploring different novel modalities such as visual, auditory and tactile in pervasive displays. We strongly embed our research in the field of personal health and save transportation as a major application domains.  I am very proud to work with wonderful people in Oldenburg that make our research visions happen.10835327_1034217089925207_1518513884350799680_o

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Welcome new students! On our open house and welcome day the new undergraduates and graduate Computer Science students were visiting the OFFIS Institute for IT for an introduction into the institutes' research and lots and lots of interesting demos and living labs like our smart home and out ship bridge simulator. ... See MoreSee Less

Uns gehen gerade die Sitzgelegenheiten in unserem Hörsaal aus... Schätzungsweise 2/3 des neuen Informatikjahrgangs sind heute im Rahmen der Orientierungswoche der Fachschaft Informatik Uni Oldenburg...

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Young math talents were visiting our research institute. Erika Root was introducing them to our research and projects in the field of teaching programming in primary and middle school and the little Calliope mini. ... See MoreSee Less

Im Rahmen der Mathefahrt 2017 besuchten die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Talentförderung Mathematik e. V. unser Informatikinstitut. Nach der Begrüßung und einer Kurzvorstellung von OFFIS ko...

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Take the Stairs! We installed a health intervention in a shopping mall @Berliner Freiheit to encourage people to take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator - as part of the public health project AEQUIPA. A light strip along the stairs was inviting to walk up the stairs. Each time someone took the stairs, this was counted as a small distance of a marathon so the people would jointly contribute to a marathon. An info column at the bottom stairs informed the bypassers about the installation and the progress of the marathon. After two weeks of intervention almost 8 marathons were finished by the customers and employees at @Berliner Freiheit. We received highly valuable qualitative results from interviews with the costumers of the mall. One step forward towards everyday health: communities ready to change. www.aequipa.de/en/home.html ... See MoreSee Less

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Shadan Sadeghianborojeni is presenting our work Automotive User Interfaces 2017 on "Comparing Shape-Changing and Vibro-Tactile Steering Wheels for Take-Over Requests in Highly Automated Driving", joint work with Torben Wallbaum, Wilko Heuten and Susanne Boll ... See MoreSee Less

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Interactive Systems Group Oldenburg shared Automotive User Interfaces's post. ... See MoreSee Less

What are the trends for in-vehicle user interfaces in the coming decade of automated driving. Andrew Kun presents wonderful examples from own and related work on "In-vehicle interfaces: From manual dr...

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