Professor Dr. Albrecht Schmidt

Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich

Albrecht Schmidt is a professor for Human Centered Ubiquitous Media in the Computer Science Department at the University of Munich. Previously he had a chair for Human Computer Interaction and Cognitive Systems at the University of Stuttgart and a professorship for User Interface Engineering and Pervasive Computing at University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2006/2007 he had a joined appointment between the University of Bonn and the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) working in the area of Media Informatics. He studied computer science in Ulm, Germany and Manchester, UK and receive in 2003 a PhD from the Lancaster University in the UK. For the last 20 years Albrecht has been dedicated to creating usable systems. The focus of his current work is on novel user interfaces to enhance and amplify human cognition. He is working on interaction techniques and interactive applications in the context of mobile and ubiquitous computing, including new communication interfaces and user interfaces in the car. Albrecht has published well over 200 refereed archival publications and his work is widely cited. He is co-founder of the ACM conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI) and initiated the ACM conference on Automotive User Interfaces ( In 2014 Albrecht co-chaired the ACM SIGCHI program, he chaired most major conferences in his area of research, including MobileHCI, PerCom, and Pervasive. He is on the editorial board of the ACM Interactions magazine with a forum on interaction technologies, has a column in the IEEE Pervasive Magazine and is on the editorial board of ACM ToCHI. He served on many review and evaluation committees for funding agencies and was from 2012-2016 an elected member of the DFG board 407-05 (Human Factors, Ergonomics, Human-Machine Systems). In 2016 Albrecht Schmidt received a ERC Consolidator Grant to work on the Project “AMPLIFY: Amplifying Human Perception Through Interactive Digital Technologies”. In 2018 he was elected to the ACM CHI Academy and in 2020 to Leopoldina (Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften).