Thomas Pederson


Thomas Pederson is an Associate Professor at IT University of Copenhagen (ITU). After receiving his PhD in Computing Science from Umeå University, Sweden, in 2003, he enjoyed stays at Fraunhofer-IPSI in Germany, INRIA/IRISA in France, and Bari University in Italy, arriving to his present position withing the Innovative Communication Group at ITU in Denmark 2009. He has in the past managed a regionally funded EU project in the healthcare domain (easyADL) but also applied his research in areas of mobile gaming, e-learning and others. His main publication venues have so far been conferences and journals related to ubiquitous/pervasive computing and human-computer interaction published by ACM, IEEE, and Springer. He was recently co-program chair for TEI’10 (Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction) held at MIT Media Lab and is presently co-general chair of NordiCHI 2012 (Nordic conference on Computer-Human Interaction) to be held at ITU in Copenhagen.

  • Mobile Mixed Reality Interaction
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Human-Computer Interaction
To encourage students to reflect on the world around them with an open mind, to pay as much attention to the whole as to the detail, and to discover connections between what previously seemed to be completely independent phenomena.