Enrico Rukzio is a Full Professor of Media Informatics, the head of the Human-Computer-Interaction group, and director of the Institute for Media Research and Media Development at Ulm University.
He is interested in designing intelligent interactive systems that enable people to be more efficient, satisfied, and expressive in their daily lives. His research focuses on the design of novel interaction concepts, devices, and applications in areas such as mobile and wearable interaction, computerized eyewear, cross-device interactions, interaction in smart environments, human-technology interaction for older adults, automotive user interfaces, and interactive production planning.
Enrico regularly serves as a program committee member / associate chair / associate editor for conferences and journals (e.g., AutomotiveUI, ACM Multimedia, CHI, MobileHCI, Percom, TEI, Ubicomp/IMWUT, or UIST) and regularly reviews for various funding bodies (e.g. BMVIT, BMBF, CDG, DAAD, DFG, ERC, Fulbright, FWF, NWO, or SNF). He was PC Co-Chair of PerDis 2020, Conference Co-Chair of MobileHCI 2015, PC Co-Chair of MUM 2015, PC Chair of ISCT 2015, SIG Co-Chair of CHI 2015 & CHI 2014, PC Co-Chair of Mobile HCI 2013, and Conference Chair of MUM 2012
Together with his students, he has won best paper awards at CHI, EuroVR, ISWC, ITS, MobileHCI, and MUM. His research and supervision haven been funded by BMBF, BMG, BMWK, Carl Zeiss AG, Carl Zeiss Foundation, CPNI, Mercedes-Benz Group, DFG, DOCOMO Euro-Labs, EPSRC, EU, Mercator Foundation, MWK BW, Nokia, and NWDA.
At Ulm University, he served as head of the examination board (Vorsitzender des Fachprüfungsausschuss) [2013-16] and dean of studies (Studiendekan) [2017-20] for the Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science, Media Informatics and Software Engineering. Furthermore, he served as vice dean (Prodekan) [2018-2020] and head of the habilitation board (Habilitationsausschuss) [2019-2020] of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology.
Before his current position, he was an Assistant Professor at the Ruhr Institute for Software Technology (University of Duisburg-Essen) and a RCUK academic fellow & lecturer at the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Munich.