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Personal Background of Matthias Rauterberg


Prof. Dr. Matthias RAUTERBERG (emeritus)
Industrial Design Department

TU/e Eindhoven University of Technology

PO Box 513, NL-5600MB Eindhoven    [mail address]

The Netherlands


Office:    working at home

Unit:      Designed Intelligence   [YellowPages] [GROUP] [DEPARTMENT] [UNIVERSITY]

E-mail: g(dot)w(dot)m(dot)rauterberg(at)tue(dot)nl [web-exchange] [the official TU/e email]
              entcom(dot)eic(dot)r(at)gmail(dot)com [for all ENTCOM journal related communication]

              ifip(dot)tc14(dot)dr(at)gmail(dot)com [for all IFIP TC14 communication]
              matthias(dot)rauterberg(at)gmail(dot)com [for all private communication]
Skype:    m.a.t-t.h.i.a.s


M: +31 (0)65 383 2720 [mobile]

T:  +31 (0)40 247 2394 [secretary]

F:  +31 (0)40 247 3285 [fax at secretariat]

Schedule:  Mo - Fr, 10:00 - 14:00

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Baandervrouwenlaan 205,  NL-5282 TN Boxtel; The Netherlands

Phone:    +31 (0)411 674615; Fax:     +31 (0)411 624208

Chair Position:

Full professor for "Human Communication Technology" (1998-2012)

Full professor for "Interactive System Design" (2013-2020)
Since 2021 retired.


Positions inside ID Department:

Advisor of the Department Board (2010-2012)
Ambassador of the Department (2018-2020)

Chairman of the Professorial Promotion Committee (2007-2011)

Chairman of the Permanent Research Committee (2011-2013)

Director of the Graduate Program (2013-2014)

Head of the research group 'Designed Intelligence' (2006-2016)

Member of the Education Committee (2006-2008)

Member of the Educational Board (2013-2015)

Member of the Research Committee (2006--2009)

Member of the Communication Committee (2007-2010)


Positions inside TU/e:

Co-founder of Industrial Design department (2001-2002)

Co-founder of Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e) (2013)
Director of IPO 'Center for User-System Interaction Research' (1999-2002)

Director of the Post-Graduate Design School User System Interaction (1999-2002)

Head of the research group 'User Centered Design' at IPO (1998-1999)
Member of the Advisory Committee for the 'Information Expertise Center' (2008-2015)

Member of the board of the Research-School J.F. Schouten School for User-System Interaction Research (1999-2007)

Member of the Honors Program (2009-2011) [LINK]

Member of theTUe PhD-'Cum Laude' Committee (2009-2017)


Positions inside The Netherlands:

Member of the board of the Stichting Atrium Woning Boxtel (2009-2010)

Member of the board of the Stichting TIM-netwerk Zuidoost-Brabant (2003-2007)

Member of the scientific staff of the 'Eindhoven Embedded System Institute' (EESI) (1998-2002)

Member of the scientific staff of the Research Program Enabling Electronic Commerce at Tilburg University (SOBU) (1999-2002)


Positions outside The Netherlands:

Co-founder of Technical Committee on Entertainment Computing (TC14, IFIP) [2002-2006]
Guest professor at East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai, China) [2013-2016]
Guest professor at Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) [2011-2013] [2013-2015]

Guest professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China) [2020]
Senior honorary research fellow of Taicang University Science and Technology Park [2012]

Visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Sanda, Japan) [2004-2007]


Bio for announcements  [BACK TO TOP]

Prof. Dr Matthias Rauterberg, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) [PDF]

G.W. Matthias Rauterberg received a B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), a B.A. in Philosophy (1981) and a B.S. in Computer Science (1983), a M.S. in Psychology (1981) and a M.S. in Computer Science (1986) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science/ Mathematics (1995) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
He was a adjunct professor for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, where later he was heading the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI). Since 1998 he is fulltime professor for ‘Human Communication Technology’ first at IPO, Center for User System Interaction Research, and later at the Department of Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands). From 1999 till 2001 he was director of IPO. From 2006 till 2016 he was the head of the Designed Intelligence research group at the department of Industrial Design of the TU/e.
He was the Swiss representative in the IFIP TC13 on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (1994-2002) and the chairman of the IFIP WG13.1 on ‘HCI and Education’ (1998-2004). He is now the Dutch representative in the IFIP TC14 on ‘Entertainment Computing’ and was the founding vice-chair of this TC14 (since 2006). He was elected as IFIP TC14 chair for the term 2013-2017. He was also the chair of the IFIP WG14.3 on ‘Entertainment Theory’ (2004-2012). He was appointed as visiting professor at Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) (2004-2007). He was guest professor of School of Design at Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China (2012-2015), at East China University of Sciene and Technology, Shanghai, China (2013-2016), and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2020). He received the German GI-HCI Award for the best Ph.D. in 1997 and the Swiss Technology Award for the BUILD-IT system in 1998. In 2007 he got the Silver Core Award from IFIP, and since 2020 he is elected Fellow of IFIP.
In 2004 he was nominated as a member of the ‘Cream of Science’ in the Netherlands (the 200 top-level Dutch researchers) and amongst the 10 top-level TU/e scientists. He has over 500 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, books, etc. He acts also as editor and member of the editorial board of several leading international journals. He is co-editor-in-chief of the international journal "Entertainment Computing" (Elsevier). Since 2021 he is retired and professor emeritus at TU/e..

Teaching Experiences  [BACK TO TOP]


Member of the Themes "Out of Control" [2011-2013], "Reality" [2006-2010] and "AutoMobility" [2003-2005]

Member of the Domain Play at the Department Industrial Design [P-1]

Member of the Master Program at the Department Industrial Design

For all my actual teaching go to my Lecture Notes

Curriculum Vitae [see also my Short Biography]  

[wt means "winter term", and st means "summer term"]

high school at Ulricianum in Aurich, Germany [VEU]

1975 wt -- 1976 st
Study of chemistry at Westfählischen Wilhelms-University in Münster.

1976 wt -- 1978 wt
Study of psychology and physics at Philipps-University in Marburg.

1979 st -- 1981 wt
Study of Psychology at the University of Hamburg;
Diploma degree in Psychology (summa cum laude).

1980 st -- 1981 wt
Study of Philosophy at the University of Hamburg.

1981 st -- 1985 wt
Study of Computer Science at the University of Hamburg;
Diploma degree in Computer science (summa cum laude).

1983 May -- 1986 April
Employee at a Medical Hospital in Hamburg.

1986 May -- 1987 June
Junior scientist in industrial engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg.

1987 July -- 1989 June
Junior scientist in Computing Science at the University of Oldenburg.

1989 July -- 1992
Junior scientist in Work and Organizational Psychology Unit at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

1992 May -- 1993 April
Fellow and Consultant of the software company ADI Innovation AG in Karlsruhe (Germany).

1993 May -- 1994 December
Assistant researcher in industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

1995 June
PhD in Computer Science at the University of Zurich (Faculty of Mathematics; in 1997 awarded by German GI-SIGCHI).

1995 June -- 1998 April
Adjunct Professor in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at the ETH.

1995 October
I married Anja Neukom from Zurich, Switzerland.

1997 January -- 1998 April
Head of Man-Machine Interaction (MMI) research group at the Institute for Hygiene and Applied Physiology at the ETH.

1998 May - 2021 January
Fulltime professor for "Human Communication Technology" at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands).

since 2004 May
member of the Lions Club EINDHOVEN HOST, Eindhoven, The Netherlands [President 2005-2006]

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