Wolfgang Huerst, Utrecht University


Assistant Professor, Game & Media Technology

Interaction Technology group,
Department for Information and Computing Sciences,
Faculty of Science, Utrecht University
& Utrecht Center for Game Research

Buys Ballot Laboratory, office 480,
Princetonplein 5, De Uithof, 3584 CC Utrecht

Email: huerst@uu.nl

Mail: Princetonplein 5,
3584 CC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (30) 253 1806

University webpages:

main research interests
  • Mobile Interaction
  • Virtual & augmented reality
  • User Interfaces, Interaction, and HCI
Other interests:
  • Multimedia Systems and Technologies
  • Mobile 3D and Gaming
  • Multimedia Information Retrieval, Search
Wolfgang Hürst is an assistant professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences and a lecturer in the bachelor program "Gametechnologie" and the master program "Game and Media Technology" at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. His research interests include mobile computing, human-computer interaction, augmented and virtual reality, and multimedia systems and technologies, mostly with a focus on gaming and media interaction. In his work, he investigates innovative ideas, studies the fundamental research questions involved, and applies the gained knowledge to create new, better approaches for man-machine interaction. His results have been published in various articles in high ranked scientific publications. His teaching focuses on areas related to multimedia technology and interaction, including but not limited to courses on multimodal interaction, mobile interaction, virtual and augmented reality. He is a member of IEEE Computer Society, ACM, ACM SIGMM, ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM EuroMM, and GI (Germany), and currently serves as associate editor on the editioral board of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.
short cv
Since November 2007   Assistant Professor in the bachelor program gametechnologie and the master program Game and Media Technology at Utrecht University, Netherlands
April 2005 - Oct. 2007   Research and Teaching Associate at the University of Freiburg, Germany
February 2005   PhD in Computer Science from the University of Freiburg, Germany
Sept. 1997 - March 2005   PhD student, Research and Teaching Assistant at the University of Freiburg, Germany
March 1997   Master degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Jan. 1996 - March 1997   Visiting Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA, USA
Oct. 1990 - March 1997   Student of Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany