Professorship for Stephan Streuber

Stephan Streuber (Research Fellow / Dept. Computer and Information Science) has been appointed as Professor (W2) for “Usability Engineering und User Interface Design in the area of Visual Computing" at Coburg University of applied sciences and arts in Bavaria. He will officially start there in September.

Stephan Streuber studied Media and Computer Science at the Harz University of Applied Sciences and received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Tübingen in 2013. After that he held several postdoctoral positions at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, and at the Brain Mind Institute at EPFL. Since 2018, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Konstanz. He is also a Member of the Excellence Cluster "Collective Behaviour" and since June 2019 a Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg.

In his research he studies the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying social interaction and collective behaviour in real and virtual environments. “We are using computational tools such as Virtual Reality and biometric avatars to study reciprocal social interactions under realistic and controlled experimental conditions”, he explains. “We are also interested in psychological questions related to social interactions such as action coordination, person and body perception, and the transmission of affective states across individuals in a group.”

We congratulate Stephan Streuber and wish him all the best!