Dr. Tanja Döring

Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction · td@tanjadoering.de

I am a senior researcher (Postdoc) in the Digital Media Lab at the University of Bremen (Germany), where I currently lead an interdisciplinary research project on tangible user interfaces for math learning. My research focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI) and materiality, digital fabrication and novel interaction techniques including tangible, gestural, and mobile interaction. I teach classes about basic and advanced topics in human-computer interaction, media informatics, and computer science at the University of Bremen or at summer schools such as the Informatica Feminale. Additionally, I serve as chair (Sprecherin) of the steering committee of the German Tangible Interaction Group ("GI Fachgruppe Be-greifbare Interaktion“), as program committee co-chair (currently for Mensch und Computer 2019) and in program committees (e.g. ACM TEI, ACM ISS, ACM TVX, CHI Work-in-Progress, Mensch und Computer) as well as as reviewer for international journals and conferences. My PhD thesis about a materials perspective on HCI was awarded with the dissertation award for excellent results in researching computer science applications in social systems by the GI CSCW & Social Computing group and the international institute for socio-informatics. I am one of the co-founders of the Fab Lab Fabulous St. Pauli in Hamburg (Germany). From 2008 to 2011, I was a research associate at the University of Duisburg-Essen. I studied computer science and art history at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the University of Valladolid (Spain) and graduated with a German Diplom in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg.


Publications

2018

Anke Reinschluessel, Dmitry Alexandrovsky, Tanja Döring, Angelie Kraft, Maike Braukmüller, Thomas Janßen, David Reid, Estela Valleko, Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs, Rainer Malaka. Multimodal Algebra Learning: From Math Manipulatives to Tangible User Interfaces. In: I-COM. Journal of Interactive Media. Vol. 17, Iss. 3 Berlin, Boston: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 2018.

Thomas Fröhlich, Dimitry Alexandrovsky, Timo Stabbert, Tanja Döring, and Rainer Malaka. 2018. VRBox: A Virtual Reality Augmented Sandbox for Immersive Playfulness, Creativity and Exploration. In: Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play. ACM. (Honorable Mention)

Dmitry Alexandrovsky, Tanja Döring, Stefan Bollen, Anke Reinschlüssel, Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs, Rainer Malaka: Exploring Interactive Systems for Algebra Learning in School. In:New Research Perspectives on Game Design and Development Education. Workshop at CHIPlay 2018, Melbourne, Australia.

Anke V. Reinschluessel, Marc Herrlich, Tanja Döring, Mark Vangel, Clare Tempany, Rainer Malaka, Junichi Tokuda: Insert Needle Here! A Custom Display for Optimized Biopsy Needle Placement. In: Proceedings of CHI 2018, ACM 2018.

Ambreen Zaman, Lars Reisig, Anke V. Reinschluessel, Huseyin Bektas, Dirk Weyhe, Marc Herrlich, Tanja Döring, Rainer Malaka. An Interactive Shoe for Surgeons: Hand-Free Interaction with Medical 2D Data. In: Adjunct Proceedings of CHI, ACM 2018.

Anke V. Reinschluessel, Sarah Christin Cebulla, Marc Herrlich, Tanja Döring, Rainer Malaka: Vibro-Band – Supporting Needle Placement for Physicians with Vibrations. In: Adjunct Proceedings of CHI, ACM 2018.

Anke V. Reinschluessel, Tanja Döring, Dmitry Alexandrovsky, Danny Thieme, Rainer Malaka. Beyond Math Manipulatives: Smart Tangible Objects for Algebra Learning. In: SmartObjects18: 6th Workshop on Interacting with Smart Objects, CHI 2018.

Tanja Döring, Robert Porzel, Rainer Malaka: Human-Computer Interaction with Novel and Advanced Materials. in: Stefan Bosse, Dirk Lehmhus, Walter Lang und Matthias Busse (Eds.): Material-Integrated Intelligent Systems: Technologies and Applications. Wiley, 2018.

2017

Marc Herrlich, Manuel Kramer, Anke Reinschlüssel, David Black, Tanja Döring, Rainer Malaka. Printed Wearable Touch Sensors for Intra-Operative Interaction. In: CURAC 2007.

Tanja Döring, Marius Brade, Thomas Fröhlich, Michaela Honauer, Pascal Knierim, Anke Reinschlüssel: 10. Workshop "Be-greifbare Interaktion". In: Mensch und Computer 2017 Workshopband, Regensburg 2017.

Florian Schröder, Tanja Döring, Henrik Rieß, Rainer Malaka, Peter Klein. Lebendige Daten - Ambient Shape-Changing Interface als Datenrepräsentation in Unternehmen. In: Mensch und Computer 2017 UP - Praktiker Track, Regensburg 2017.

Thomas Janßen, Tanja Döring. Boundary Objects in Interdisciplinary Research on Multimodal Algebra Learning. In: 13th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching – ICTMT 13, Lyon (France), 2017

Tanja Döring: Leveraging Curiosity by Using Unconventional Materials for Interaction. In: Designing for Curiosity. Workshop at CHI 2017, Denver, 2017.

Thomas Janßen, David Reid, Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs, Anke Reinschlüssel, Tanja Döring, Dmitry Alexandrovsky, Rainer Malaka and Estela Vallejo: Using tangible technology to multimodally support algebra learning: The MAL project. In: Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10), Dublin 2017.

2016

Tanja Döring. A Materials Perspective on Huamn-Computer Interaction. Case Studies on Tangible, Gestural, and Ephemeral User Interfaces. PhD Dissertation. University of Bremen, Germany, 2016.

Tanja Döring. Reflections on Plants as Interaction Material. In: NatureCHI - Unobtrusive User Experiences with Technology in Nature. Workshop at CHI'16, San Jose.

Tanja Döring. The Interaction Material Profile: Understanding and Inspiring How Physical Materials Shape Interaction. In: CHI Ext. Abstracts 2016, ACM.

Tanja Döring. Multisensory Interaction From a Material Perspective. In: Second Workshop on Full-Body and Multisensory Experience at TEI 2016.

2015

Philipp Panhey, Tanja Döring, Stefan Schneegass, Dirk Wenig, Florian Alt: What People Really Remember: Understanding Cognitive Effects When Interacting with Large Displays. ITS 2015. ACM, 103-106.

Tanja Döring, Annika Kaltenhauser, Rainer Malaka: Using Tag Clouds to Explore Text Documents on Small Mobile Devices. In: Mensch & Computer 2015. De Gryuter, 383-386.

Tanja Döring, Franziska Lorz, Rainer Malaka: Assessing the Emotional Experience of Soap Bubbles as Input Material for Interactive Games. In: Mensch & Computer Workshopband 2015. De Gryuter, 559-566.

Kurd Alsleben, Tanja Döring, Antje Eske, Heiko Idensen, Tilo Kremer: Vom Hundertsten in Tausendste verlinken, „Getting Lost in HyperSpace“. In: Reader zur Hyperkult XXV, Lüneburg 2015.

2014

Stefan Schneegass, Alireza Sahami Shirazi, Tanja Döring, David Schmid, Albrecht Schmidt: NatCut: an interactive tangible editor for physical object fabrication. In: CHI Extended Abstracts 2014. ACM, 1441-1446

Tanja Döring: The Return of the Physical: Tangible Trends in Human-Computer Interaction. In: Günther Friesinger, Jana Herwig (Hrsg.): The Art of Reverse Engineering: Open - Dissect - Rebuild, Transcript, 2014.

2013

Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt, Rainer Malaka: Exploring Mobile Representations of Folksonomies to Support the Example Context of a Community Gardening Project. In: Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2013 (Munic, Germany, August 27th-30th) ACM 2013.

Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt: Ephemeral User Interfaces: Exploring the Aesthetics of Interface Components that Do Not Last. In: ACM Interactions Juli/August 2013, ACM, 2013

Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt. Towards a Taxonomy of Interaction Techniques for Ephemeral User Interfaces. CHI'13 Workshop "Displays take new Shape: An Agenda for Future Interactive Surfaces" (Paris, France, April 28th, 2013).

Axel Sylvester, Tanja Döring: Urban Development with FabLabs. In: Julia Walter-Herrmann, Corinne Büching (Hrsg.): FabLab - Of Machines, Makers, and Inventors, Transcript, 2013.

Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt: A Design Space for Ephemeral User Interfaces. in: Proceedings of TEI 2013 (Barcelona, Spain,10.-13. Feb 2013), ACM 2013.

2012

Bastian Pfleging, Tanja Döring, Ignacio Alvarez, Matthias Kranz, Garrett Weinberg, Jennifer Healey: AutoNUI: The Second Workshop on Automotive Natural User Interfaces. In: 4th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Vehicular Applications. ACM, 2012.

Bernard Robben, Tanja Döring, Roman Lissermann, Ernst-Eckart Schulze, Daniel Wessolek: Be-greifbare Interaktion. In: Mensch & Computer 2012 Workshopband, 117-119, 2012.

Bastian Pfleging, Dagmar Kern, Tanja Döring, Albrecht Schmidt: Reducing Non-Primary Task Distraction in Cars through Multi-Modal Interaction. In: it - Information Technology. Jg. 54 (2012) Nr. 4, S. 179-187.

Tanja Döring: Material Selection in Tangible Interaction Design - Connecting Theory and Practice. In: Doctoral Consortium DIS 2012, 2012.

Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt: Exploring Material-Centered Design Concepts for Tangible Interaction. In: CHI Extended Abstracts 2012, ACM, 2012.

Tanja Döring, Hidir Aras, Benjamin Walther-Franks, Marc Herrlich, Patrick Rodacker, Alena Penner, Rainer Malaka: Using Gestural Interaction on Mobile Phones for Navigating 3D Information Spaces on Interactive Walls. In: The 3rd Dimension of CHI (3DCHI): Touching and Designing 3D User Interfaces. Workshop at CHI 2012, 2012.

Tanja Döring: What HCI Can Learn From Material Iconography. In: From Materials to Materiality: Connecting Practice and Theory in HCI. Workshop at CHI 2012, 2012.

Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt: Be-greifen „beyond the Surface“ – Eine Materialperspektive auf Tangible User Interfaces. In: Bernard Robben, Heidi Schelhowe (Hrsg.): Be-greifbare Interaktionen - Der allgegenwärtige Computer: Touchscreens, Wearables, Tangibles und Ubiquitous Computing. Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2012.

2011

Bastian Pfleging, Albrecht Schmidt, Tanja Döring, Martin Knobel: AutoNUI: A Workshop on Automotive Natural User Interfaces. In: 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Vehicular Applications. ACM, 2011.

Bastian Pfleging, Tanja Döring, Michael Kienast, Albrecht Schmidt: SpeeT: A Multimodal Interaction Style Combining Speech and Touch Interaction in Automotive Environments. In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Vehicular Applications, 2011.

Tanja Döring: Material-Centered Design of Tangible User Interfaces. In: Reflexionen und Visionen der Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion. Reihe 22 der Fortschritt-Berichte des VDI Verlags, 2011, S. 50-51. Axel Sylvester, Steffi Beckhaus, Tanja Döring, Thorstel Juckel, Roland Schröder-Kroll: Sozialitätssinn und Scheuklappen im Social Web - Erfahrungen aus einer SoundVision Konversation. In: Alsleben K., Eske A. (Hrsg.): felix aestheticus (edition kuecocokue). 2011, S. 65-68.

Tanja Döring: Drei Gedanken zu HCI | MMK. In: Alsleben K., Eske A. (Hrsg.): felix aestheticus, edition kuecocokue. 2011.

Albrecht Schmidt, Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester: Changing How We Make and Deliver Smart Devices: When Can I Print Out My New Phone? In: IEEE Pervasive Computing10(4), 6-9, 2011.

Tess Speelpenning, Alissa Antle, Tanja Döring, Elise van den Hoven: Exploring How Tangible Tools Enable Collaboration in a Multi-Touch Tabletop Game. In: Interact 2011. Springer, Lissabon (Portugal) 2011.

Tanja Döring, Dagmar Kern, Paul Marshall, Max Pfeiffer, Johannes Schöning, Volker Gruhn, Albrecht Schmidt: Gestural Interaction on the Steering Wheel - Reducing the Visual Demand. In: Proceedings of CHI 2011. ACM, Vancouver (Canada) 2011, S. 483-492.

Tanja Döring: Material-Centered Design and Evaluation of Tangible User Interfaces. In: Proceedings of TEI 2011 (GSC). Funchal, Portugal 2011, S. 437-438.

2010

Tanja Döring, Axel Sylvester, Albrecht Schmidt: Das "Soap Bubble Interface" - eine ephemere Benutzungsschnittstelle. In: Konferenzband Mensch und Computer 2010. Oldenbourg, 2010.

Tanja Döring, Alireza Sahami Shirazi, Albrecht Schmidt: Exploring Gesture-Based Interaction Techniques in Multi-Display Environments with Mobile Phones and a Multi-Touch Table. In: PPD10: Workshop on coupled display visual interfaces (in conjunction with AVI 2010). Rom, Italien 2010, S. 419.

Tanja Döring, Bastian Pfleging, Christian Kray, Albrecht Schmidt: Design by Physical Composition for Complex Tangible User Interfaces. In: CHI '10 Extended abstracts on human factors in computing systems. ACM, Atlanta, GA (USA) 2010, S. 3541-3546.

Max Pfeiffer, Dagmar Kern, Johannes Schöning, Tanja Döring, Antonio Krüger, Albrecht Schmidt: A Multi-Touch Enabled Steering Wheel – Exploring the Design Space. In: CHI '10 Extended abstracts on human factors in computing systems. ACM, Atlanta, GA (USA) 2010, S. 483-492.

Axel Sylvester, Tanja Döring, Albrecht Schmidt: Liquids, Smoke, and Soap Bubbles: Reflections on Materials for Ephemeral User Interfaces. In: Proceedings of the Fourth international Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied interaction (TEI '10). ACM, New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 2010, S. 269-270.

2009

Tanja Döring, Antonio Krüger, Albrecht Schmidt, Johannes Schöning: Tangible, Embedded, and Reality-Based Interaction. In: it - Information Technology , Jg. 51 (2009) Nr. 6, S. 319-324.

Alireza Sahami Shirazi, Tanja Döring, Pouyan Parvahan, Bernd Ahrens, Albrecht Schmidt: Poker Surface: Combining a Multi-Touch Table and Mobile Phones in Interactive Card Games. In: Adjunct Proceedings of the 11th international Conference on Human-Computer interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI'09). Bonn, Germany 2009.

Tanja Döring, Steffi Beckhaus, Albrecht Schmidt: Towards a Sensible Integration of Paper-Based Tangible User Interfaces into Creative Work Processes. CHI '09 Extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. ACM Press, 2009, S. 4627-4732.

Elba Valderrama Bahamóndez, Tanja Döring, Albrecht Schmidt: Mobile Phone and Learning in Latin America. In: International Conference on Mobile Learning 2009. IADIS, Barcelona, Spain 2009.

2008

Tanja Döring, Paul Holleis, Albrecht Schmidt: Playful, Shareable and Creative - Three Examples for New Directions in User Interface Design. In: Shareable Interfaces for Learning Workshop. Shareable Interfaces for Learning Workshop, University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) 2008.

Steffi Beckhaus, Roland Schröder-Kroll, Tanja Döring, Thorsten Juckel: SoundVision — Ton zu Bild und Bild zu Ton, eine vernetzte Konversation. In: Mensch & Computer 2008 (Hrsg.): Workshop Proceedings der Tagung "Mensch & Computer 2008". Oldenbourg, Lübeck 2008.

Tanja Döring, Steffi Beckhaus: Bildmotive be-greifen - Die Verwendung von Bildkarten als Arbeitsmittel in kunsthistorischer Forschung und Lehre. In: Workshop Proceedings der Tagung Mensch & Computer 2008. Oldenbourg, 2008.

Steffi Beckhaus, Tanja Döring, Roland Schröder-Kroll: SoundVision. In: Kurd Alsleben und Antje Eske, edition kuecocokue (Hrsg.): Siebenundzwanzig Bremer Netzkunstaffairen. Bod, Hamburg 2008, S. 38-39.

Tanja Döring: Gestaltung eines papierbasierten Tangible Interface zur Unterstützung kunsthistorischer Arbeitstechniken. In: Gesellschaft für Informatik (Hrsg.): Informatiktage 2008. Fachwissenschaftlicher Informatik-Kongress. GI-Edition Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), 2008, S. 119-122.

2007

Tanja Döring and Steffi Beckhaus: The Card Box at Hand: Exploring the Potentials of a Paper-Based Tangible Interface for Education and Research in Art History. In: Proceedings of Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2007 (TEI'07). ACM, 2007, S. 87-90.

Tanja Döring: Gestaltung eines papierbasierten Tangible User Interface zur Unterstützung kunsthistorischer Arbeitstechniken. Diplomarbeit. Universität Hamburg, 2007.


PhD Thesis

Up until now, materiality has largely not been in the focus of computing and human-computer interaction (HCI), although it shapes to an increasing degree what we interact with and how we interact, especially in fields such as tangible user interfaces (TUIs) and embodied interaction. While certain aspects such as using the shape of objects for interaction have been discussed within tangible interaction design, the meaning of material qualities for TUIs has not yet been explored and investigated sufficiently. Moreover, new physical-digital types of materials as well as new material-centered application fields such as personal fabrication arise that demand for novel terminology, approaches and design knowledge. These developments lead to the situation that HCI as a discipline needs to better understand how materials shape interactions on a micro and a macro level and how this knowledge can be applied in order to design appropriate, engaging and meaningful interactions. This thesis contributes to the evolving body of works on materiality and HCI by providing a survey, a theoretical research contribution, as well as artifact and empirical research contributions.

As a whole, the prototypes and the empirical work of this thesis exemplarily reveal how material aspects matter for gestural, tangible and ephemeral interaction on different levels. They demonstrate that it is valuable to widen and rethink the canon of typical materials used for interaction in order to design appropriate, engaging and meaningful interactions. Furthermore, the work provides structured approaches revealing how materiality can get more attention in the design and analysis of human-computer interaction.

My personal interest in conducting research on materiality started back many years ago when I studied art history as a minor subject (next to my major subject computer science). It was during these studies when I first learned about how contemporary artists used materials as carriers of meaning beyond the media of form and how it mattered to understand the diverse material aspects to grasp the meaning of artworks. The method of material iconography focuses on this. Then, years later, I attended one of the first public demonstrations of the reactable tangible music interface during Ars Electronica in Linz, which immediately convinced me to work on tangible user interfaces, combining physical materials and digital technology. Throughout my work in this area I found that material aspects, although undoubtedly in the focus of TUIs, yet had not been investigated and explored systematically and sufficiently.

The first part of this thesis by publication (kumulative Dissertation) can be found here: Tanja Döring. A Materials Perpective on Human-Computer Interaction. Case Studies on Tangible, Gestural, and Ephemeral Interaction. PhD Dissertation, University of Bremen, Germany, 2016.


Activities

Program Committee Member

ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2014 - 2019

Mensch und Computer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

ACM Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) 2017

ACM Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Media (TVX) 2016

CHI Works-In-Progress 2013, 2014, 2015

MobiWIS "Context-Aware Services" 2012

IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interact) 2009 and 2013

Workshop Be-greifbare Interaktion 2017

Physicality 2012 - 4 th International Workshop on Physicality co-located with British HCI 2012 conference 2012

Jury Member

TEI Arts Track 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2014)

nextReality Contest Hamburg 2017 and 2018

Conference & Workshop Organisation

Member Organisation Committee Mensch und Computer 2010 and Mensch und Computer 2013

Workshop Be-greifbare Interaktion (Mensch und Computer 2017, Mensch und Computer 2012)

Workshop "High Tech for all!? - Insights from Almost Three Years Open Fab Lab" - Workshop at the DTGF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Designtheorie und Forschung) annual Conference 2013

Workshop on Automotive Natural User Interfaces" (AutomotiveUI 2011 and 2012)

Inventors Workshop GI-Arbeitskreis Be-greifbare Interaktion in gemischten Realitäten 2010

Student Volunteer Chair at Mensch und Computer 2013, Mensch und Computer 2010, and TEI 2009

Reviewer for Journals and Conferences

IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine (IEEE)

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (Elsevier)

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (Springer)

IEEE Computer Magazine (IEEE)

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IEEE)

Digital Creativity (Taylor and Francis)

I-COM Zeitschrift für interaktive und kooperative Medien (Oldenbourg Verlag)

Informatikspektrum (Springer)

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Late Braking Work/Work in Progress 2015, 2016

ACM Conference on Mobile Human Computer Interaction (MobileHCI) 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017

ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2008 - 2013

ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play 2015 (CHI Play) 2015

ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2010, 2012, 2014

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2013 and 2014

ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS, now ISS) 2014

ACM Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces (DPPI) 2013

ACM Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI) 2012

10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) 2008

GI Mensch und Computer (Jahreskonferenz des Fachbereichs Mensch-Computer-Interaktion der Gesellschaft für Informatik) 2008 - 2012

Dagstuhl Seminars & Summer-/Winterschools

Dagstuhl Seminar on Pervasive Public Displays (January 2010)

Dagstuhl Seminar "Touching the 3rd Dimension" (April 2012)

Dagstuhl Seminar "Interaction Beyond the Desktop" (August 2012)

German-Israeli Minerva Summer School for Ubiquitous Display Environments: Intelligent Group Interaction, Foundations and Implementation of Pervasive Multimodal Interfaces (August/September 2009)

Zweites Doktorandenkolleg Informatik Ruhr

ACM TEI 2011 Graduate Student Consortium (January 2011)

ACM DIS 2012 Doctoral Consortium (June 2012)

Winterschool (February 2016): Human-Computer Interaction meets Software Engineering – Measuring and Quantifying Quality

Lecturer at Interdisciplinary College, Spring School (March 2016)

Lecturer at Informatica Feminale, Summer School (August 2017)


Awards & Scholarships

2018: Honarable Mention at CHI Play 2018 for our full paper "VRBox: A Virtual Reality Augmented Sandbox for Immersive Playfulness, Creativity and Exploration"

2018: Selected as young researcher for the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2018

2018: SAP Grant for participating at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2018

2017: Dissertation award for excellent results in researching computer science applications in social systems by the GI CSCW & Social Computing group and the international institute for socio-informatics (IISI)

2016: DAAD Travel Grant to attend ACM CHI 2016 (San Jose, USA)

2011: NSF Travel Grant to attend TEI 2011 (Madeira, Portugal)

2008: MAZ Level One Award for the best graduation in computer science (3rd place), Computer Science Department, University of Hamburg

2008: Best Paper Award GI-Informatiktage 2008 (Excellence initiative of the German Computer Science Association GI)

2007: 1st place Award EXPO Department Informatik, University of Hamburg

2007: Travel Grant by the University of Hamburg to attend ACM TEI 2007 (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)

2004: Erasmus Scholarship to study at the University of Valladolid (Spain)