About me

I am a software architect with a computer science background working on business critical IT systems at Netcompany, currently developing a new digital platform for efficient and sustainable operation of airports with Smarter Airports.

Before leaving academia after 10 years in research and education, I was an associate professor in the Human-Centered Computing section at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen, and spent time at the VIBE group at Microsoft Research and the Innovis group at University of Calgary.

My research was concerned with understanding how emerging human-computer interface technology support human work. I was particularly interested in studying how information visualization and large display surfaces with touch and mid-air input can augment human capabilities and provide new ways of collaborating.

You can find a summary of my research or look at the list of my publications for more details. My most cited work, and what I have been the most excited about, includes explorations of body-based interaction with visualizations on a wall-sized display, studies of mid-air gesture-based text input, and of course my thesis work of evaluating a fisheye view in the Eclipse Java source code editor.

About the tree

The tree in the photo taken in 2020 is a Sequoiadendron giganteum, also known as giant redwood, which I was surprised to find in the Knuthenborg Safaripark in Denmark. These trees can grow to become close to 100m tall and more than 3.500 years old!!