Background

Below you can find a summary of my educational and scientific background, including my work experiences.

Academic Degrees and Education

01.03.2003 – 14.03.2007: Doctoral degree of Philosophy (Dr. phil.). Specialization on Human-Computer Interaction. Doctoral theses: “DIY-HCI: Do-It-Yourself Human-Computer Interaction”  (Passed with distinction). Main supervisor: Prof. Manfred Tscheligi, Department of Computer Science and Head of the HCI & Usability Unit at the ICT&S Center and second supervisor: Prof. Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Department of Communication Science and Professor for Internet & Society.

01.10.1998 – 23.10.2002: Master (Mag. phil.) in Communication Science and Political Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. Title: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in a techno-social context (Passed with distinction). Certified recognition of the Austrian degree in Italy as a doctoral degree in Communication Science by the Free University of Bolzano, Italy (14.05.2004).

01.09.1993 – 13.07.1998: High school graduation as “Management specialist” at the South Tyrol Faculty for Business and Tourism „Robert Gasteiner“ in Bozen and Brixen, Italy.

09.1985 – 07.1993: Basic Education (primary and secondary school) in South Tyrol, Italy.

Work Activities and Positions

Since 01.10.2015: Promotion to Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the University of Sussex, Department of Informatics (School of Engineering and Informatics), Brighton, United Kingdom.

Since 01.10.2013: Lecturer in Interaction Design (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the University of Sussex, Department of Informatics (School of Engineering and Informatics), Brighton, United Kingdom.

Since 01.10.2013: Visiting researcher at Culture Lab, Digital Interaction Group (School of Computing Science), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

01.10.2011 – 30.09.2013: Marie Curie Post-Doc Fellow at the Newcastle University, Culture Lab, Digital Interaction Group (School of Computing Science), Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

01.10.2007 – 30.09.2011: Assistant Professor for HCI and Usability at the ICT&S Center, Human-Computer Interaction & Usability Unit, University of Salzburg (Department of Computer Science), Salzburg, Austria.

01.10.1999 – 31.12.2010: Sporadical project management for the innovation-team Internetconsulting, Salzburg, Austria. Includes the collaboration with the Austrian Research Group for Andrology and Sexual Dysfunctions; cooperation with Pfizer Corporation Austria.

01.07.2005 – 01.10.2007: Project and Research Assistant at the ICT&S Center, Human-Computer Interaction & Usability Unit, University of Salzburg.

01.07.1999 – 31.10.1999: Lead of the “Futurekids” Department in Salzburg, Futurekids Oesterreicher GmbH. Organisation and conduction of computer courses for children and adults.

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