June 3, 2022;
Professor Hans Gellersen of
Lancaster University, UK,
has been awarded a 2022
Humboldt Research Award. The prestigious prize is awarded by the
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to internationally renowned scientists and scholars in
recognition of their research achievements. Professor Gellersen was nominated for the award by the
Perceptual User Interfaces
Group, headed by SFB-TRR 161 project leader
Andreas Bulling (A07),
at the University of Stuttgart.
Known internationally for his research in the fields of Ubiquitous Computing and Human-Computer
Interaction, Professor Gellersen’s particular interest lies in gaze and gestural interaction in
HCI. With the award money of 60,000 €, he plans to collaborate with Andreas Bulling on advances in
gaze-based human-computer interaction.
“The award by the Humboldt Foundation is wonderful recognition for my team’s research. My goal
is to advance human-computer interfaces that better reflect the central role of gaze and eye
movement for interaction and navigation in 3D. Professor Bulling and I have long shared an interest
in gaze-based interaction and I am looking forward to expand our collaboration,” Professor
Gellersen said on the occasion of receiving the award.