By Oliver on May 28th, 2014 in

About Me

Oliver KornOliver Korn is full professor for Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and director of the Affective & Cognitive Institute at Offenburg University in Germany. He also is the founder and director of research of the software company KORION GmbH. Korn is a certified Project Manager (IHK) and Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

He received his PhD in computer science at the SimTech Excellence Cluster at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS) Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS) of the University of Stuttgart. The thesis on context-aware assistive systems for augmented work was priced the Gips-Schuele research award.

His main areas of interest are:

  • recognizing and influencing emotions (affective computing)
  • gaming and gamification
  • assistive technologies

The overall vision is to enrich our environments by intuitive interfaces and “intelligent” assistive systems and motivating games, which adapt to the users and the context.

Since 2001 he has been working on projects focusing human computer interaction, assistive systems, gaming and simulations. He worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO), the Stuttgart Media University and established the lab “HCI & Interactive Wizards” at the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen. 2003 he co-founded the Fraunhofer spin-off Korion GmbH, a simulation and gaming company. Till June 2016 he was CEO and in charge of several national research projects. He is still supervising and directing Korion’s research activities.

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