Welcome

My name is Jörg Cassens. I am a lecturer and researcher in Media Informatics at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. So what is Media Informatics? To me, this exciting sub-field of informatics combines aspects of core areas of computer science, in particular Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence, with insights, theories and methods from other disciplines, such as psychology, linguistics and semiotics.

We combine these aspects in human-centred processes to understand human behaviour, communication, work processes and leisure activities in order to design and build systems that support the user in novel, non-obtrusive, contextualised, natural and culturally adequate ways.

My work areas deal with integrating intelligent systems into human environments with a focus on ambient intelligence, mobile computing, learning and teaching systems as well as explanation awareness and pervasive games. My main research interests are the applicability of socio-technical theories for the design of intelligent systems and the usability of and the user experience with intelligent systems.

I have worked on the development of intelligent systems that are capable of explaining their reasoning, on psychologically sound context models, and on requirements engineering methodologies for intelligent systems. In close collaboration with researchers at different research institutions and industry practitioners, we have developed behavioural interfaces, pervasive games, and novel learning and teaching support systems.

You will find pointers to my work on the different websites linked in the sidebar to the right (or the footer, if you happen to read this text on a narrow screen), or you can head to my lists of Publications and of Presentations on this website.

Short CV

2014 - 2015 Acting Professor in Media Informatics at University of Würzburg, Germany
since 2013 Akademischer Rat (lecturer and senior researcher) at the Institute for Mathematics and Applied Informatics at the University of Hildesheim, Germany
2009 - 2013 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (lecturer and senior researcher) at the Institute for Multimedia and Interactive Systems at the University of Lübeck, Germany
2008 - 2009 Forsker (Research Scientist) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway
2008 Dr. Scientiarum (PhD) at NTNU
Title of the thesis: Explanation Awareness and Ambient Intelligence as Social Technologies
2004 - 2007 Overingeniør (staff engineer) at NTNU
2000 - 2004 Research Fellow at NTNU at the Artifical Intelligence and Learning group, Section for Intelligent Systems
1998 - 2000 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (research fellow) in the research group for process informatics at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany.
1998 Diplom (master) in Informatik (computer science) at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany.
Title of the thesis: Unscharfe Methoden zur Analyse individuenorientierter Simulationsmodelle in der Epidemiologie (Fuzzy methods for the analysis of individ-oriented simulation models in epidemiologic research)

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