Tom Gross

Prof. Dr. Tom Gross
University of Bamberg
Kapuzinerstr. 16
96047 Bamberg

Phone: (+49-951)863-3940
Fax: (+49-951)863-3945

I am full professor and chair of Human-Computer Interaction at the Faculty of Information Systems and Applied Computer Science of the University of Bamberg, in Bamberg, Germany. I am happy that the four semester Master's Programme Interaction Research and Design that I developed over many years, now has been successfully recruiting its first students. At our Faculty, I have been serving until today as the Program Coordinator of the Master's Programme Applied Computer Science, as a member of the Permanent PhD Commission, a member of the Faculty Board, and as a member of the Examination Board for varous master's and bachelor's programmes. From 2021 to 2023 I was serving as a member of the university-wide Senate and Advisory Board. From 2019 to 2021 I was the Dean of the Faculty.


My research areas include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). I am heading the Cooperative Media Lab, where our research is based on a Human-Centred Computing perspective---that is, I and my team aim to make technological contributions by developing technological concepts, platforms, and systems based on an understanding of human interaction with and through computing technology. Our projects are funded by the European Commission, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the State of Bavaria, as well as industry partners.

I have been a keynote speaker at various international scientific conferences (e.g., in the year 2024, MHCI 2024) and industry events; and I have given Tutorials on HCI, CSCW, and UbiComp on various international and national conferences (e.g., in the year 2024, M&C 2024).

From October 2021 to February 2022 I was on sabbatical leave, at the Centre de Recherche en Design / Design Research Centre at the Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France. From October 2015 to February 2016 I was on sabbatical leave, at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (then called M-ITI; now evolved into ITI) working with great colleagues and students from M-ITI and from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Earlier, from September 2010 to February 2011 I was on sabbatical leave, working at the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. From December 2003 to February 2011 I was professor and chair of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work at the Faculty of Media of the Bauhaus-University Weimar, serving as a vice-president from 2008 to 2010. From March 1999 to July 2003 I was working at Fraunhofer FIT in the Cooperative Systems Department of Wolfgang Prinz.


I have written and co-authored a broad range of Books as well as Papers for reviewed international journals and conferences, etc.; and some position papers for workshops. We have received several awards.


I am Germany's official representative of Human-Computer Interaction in the IFIP Technical Committee on "Human Computer Interaction" (TC.13); and a member of the IFIP Workgroup on "Education in HCI and HCI Curriculum" (WG13.1). I am a member of the Steering Committee of Human-Computer Interaction as well as Computer-Supported Cooperative Work of the Germany Informatics Society (Gesellschaft fuer Informatik). I am a member of the ACM and of EUROMICRO.

I serve as a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals; I am Conference Chair (e.g., Panels Co-Chair of INTERACT 2025, General Co-Chair and TPC Chair of INTERACT 2015 in Bamberg) and Workshop Organiser; and I have been a PC Member of several program scientific events.


I am teaching HCI, CSCW, and Ubiquitous Computing---mainly at the University of Bamberg in German, but also at various other universities across Europe in English. Details about my teaching in Bamberg can be found here (in German). human-computer interaction, hci, computer-human interaction, chi, human factors in computing systems, computer-supported cooperative work, cscw, group awareness, collaboration technology, computers and society, blog, blogging, virtual, communities, social software, informatik, thomas gross

Created: 21/11/1994, Last modified: 11/7/2024 ::: ::: (c) 1994-2024 Tom Gross