Geraldine Fitzpatrick

Role: Supervisor

Supervisor of DC Topic: The Interrelation of Safety Assessment and Trust in Uncertain and Dynamic Human-Robot Cooperation

Research Interests:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Design
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Health IT

Short Bio
I am a Professor of Technology Design and Assessment and head the Human Computer Interaction Group at TU Wien. I am also an ACM Distinguished Scientist and ACM Distinguished Speaker. Previously, I was Director of the Interact Lab at the Uni of Sussex, User Experience consultant and Senior Manager at Sapient London, and Snr Researcher at the Center for Online Health/DSTC in Australia. My research is at the intersection of social and computer sciences to support social interaction using mobile, tangible and sensor-based technologies in everyday contexts, with a particular interest in supporting collaboration, health and well-being, social and emotional skills learning, community building and active engagement for older people. I have a published book and over 200 refereed journal and conference publications in diverse areas such as HCI, CSCW, health informatics, pervasive computing. I sit on various advisory boards, and serves in many editorial roles, including associate editor of the CSCW journal, and program committee/chair in various CSCW/CHI/health related international conferences. I also hold a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Practice.

Contact Info
Office Phone: +43-1-58801-187-35
Twitter: @geri_fitz, and @ChangeAcadLife