Starting October 1st, 2016, Jens Grubert is Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Internet of Things at Coburg University. He is also associated with the EISLAB, University of Passau. Previously, he worked as university assistant at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology, lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Salzburg and associated member of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Handheld Augmented Reality. He received his Dr. techn (2015) with highest distinction at Graz University of Technology, his Dipl.-Ing. (2009) and Bakkalaureus (2008) with highest distinction at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany and worked as a research manager at the Virtual Development and Training Center, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Germany. He is a proponent of inter-disciplinary collaboration has been involved in industrial research projects such as AVILUSPlus or SmartReality as well as in EU FP7 projects such as EXPERIMEDIA and MAGELLAN. He is author of more than 30 peer reviewed publications and patents and published a book about AR development for Android. Jens is organizer of workshops and tutorials on Augmented Reality (AR) and reviewer for the leading conferences in his field.
His current research interests include interaction with mobile and wearable multi display ecologies (including smartwatches and smartglasses), multimodal Mixed Reality (Augmented and Virtual Reality) and cross-media interaction. Jens also investigated the utility of optical see-through head-mounted displays for industrial usage scenarios such as order picking.
Jens advocates active learning and lectures distributed systems, computer graphics, virtual reality, human-computer interaction and information visualization. He supervised more than 10 bachelor and master students.
Besides his research he focuses on self-improvement in leadership, management and intercultural interaction and is an active photographer.
Jens’ research and development videos can be found on YouTube.
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