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  • 8/6/2019 Invitation inauguration Panos Markopoulos


    Visiting addressDen Dolech 25612 AZ EindhovenThe Netherlands

    Postal addressP.O.Box 5135600 MB Eindhoven

    The Netherlands

    Tel. +31 40 247 91

    Where innovation starts

    / Department of Industrial Design

    Inaugural lectureProf. Panos MarkopoulosSeptember 16, 2011


  • 8/6/2019 Invitation inauguration Panos Markopoulos


    InvitationProf. Panos Markopoulos was appointed full-time professor of AwarenessSystems and Ambient Experiences in the department of Industrial Design atEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on September 15, 2010. He willdeliver his inaugural lecture on Friday, September 16, 2011.

    On behalf of the Executive Board of Eindhoven University of Technology,I hereby invite you to the inaugural lecture of prof. Markopoulos onFriday, September 16, at 4 p.m . The lecture will be held in the Blauwe Zaalof the Auditorium.

    The lecture will be entitled:Socio-digital experiences

    Afterwards prof. Markopoulos will hold a reception in the Senaatszaal.

    The professors among you are invited to walk along in the cortge. You are requested to register in advance at the Office of DoctoralPresentations and Academic Ceremonies, telephone number:+31 40 247 59 40, e-mail: C.J. van DuijnRector Magnificus

    Panos Markopoulos (1966) received his diploma in Electrical Engineeringfrom the National Technical University of Athens (1989). He received aMasters diploma in advanced methods in Computer Science from QueenMary, University of London (1990), specializing in the field of humancomputer interaction, and his PhD in Computer Science from the sameuniversity, with the thesis A compositional model for the formalspecification of user interface software. He worked briefly at PhilipsResearch (1998-1999) and joined the Institute for Perception Research(IPO) at Eindhoven University of Technology as an assistant professor inDecember 1999. In January 2004, he joined the department of Industrial

    Design as part of the User Centered Engineering group, where he wasappointed associate professor in June 2006.

    About the lectureThe experiences emerging from interacting with digital technology needto be understood, designed and engineered. This is quintessential forensuring that related systems and services have a purpose and value fortheir users, helping them achieve their aspirations and desires. Rootedin this human-experience centered perspective, we explore ambientintelligence technologies, where computation and communication areembedded in our physical and social environment, adapting to users andtheir context. The overarching motivation is to create novel socio-digitalexperiences that address societal needs, like staying connected with dearones, childrens outdoor play, achieving desirable behavior change,supporting independent living, and rehabilitation. Looking to the future,two grand challenges concern us. First is to design technologies thatpeople can shape to meet idiosyncratic and dynamically emergingrequirements, known as meta-design. Second is endowing ambientintelligence technologies with aspects of social intelligence.