Hello, I am Matthias Böhmer,
I am a professor of computer science at Technische Hochschule Köln, University of Technology, Arts, Sciences. Currently I am building up our new lab for mobile and distributed information technology with a great support of my team. My focus is on building mobile and distributed information systems. In particular, I am interested in understanding and supporting the usage of mobile apps and innovative connected products.
Before I became a professor at TH Köln I worked for product design at Deutsche Telekom in Bonn (2013-2015). As a technology manager in Telekom Design Gallery I looked into future products for the company and built a platform for experiencing innovative use cases. During my PhD studies I was an HCI researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken (2011-2013). My first job was at the Software Engineering Lab of Münster University of Applied Sciences, where I was a research associate (2007-2010). During summer 2012 I spent some time at Microsoft Research, Redmond, working on making mobile phones less irritating in meetings.
I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (2005) and a Master of Science in Information Technology (2007) from Münster University of Applied Sciences. I was a PhD student at the Graduate School of Computer Science of Saarland University and my doctoral work was about “Understanding and Supporting Mobile Application Usage“. My research was – and still is – motivated by the evolution of mobile phones from mere communication appliances to multi-purpose devices.
Matthias Böhmer, Christian Lander, Sven Gehring, Duncan Brumby, Antonio Krüger: Interrupted by a Phone Call: Exploring Designs for Lowering the Impact of Call Notifications for Smartphone Users. In: Proceedings of CHI ’14, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Matthias Böhmer, Antonio Krüger:A Study on Icon Arrangement by Smartphone Users. In: Proceedings of CHI ’13. Paris 2013, France.
Abhinav Parate, Matthias Böhmer, David Chu, Deepak Ganesan, Benjamin Marlin:Practical Prediction and Prefetch for Faster Access to Applications on Mobile phones. In: Proceedings of UbiComp ’13. Zürich 2013, Switzerland.
Matthias Böhmer, T. Scott Saponas, Jaime Teevan: Smartphone Use Does Not Have to Be Rude: Making Phones a Collaborative Presence in Meetings. In: Proceedings of Mobile HCI ’13. Munich 2013, Germany.
Matthias Böhmer, Brent Hecht, Johannes Schöning, Antonio Krüger, Gernot Bauer: Falling Asleep with Angry Birds, Facebook and Kindle – A Large Scale Study on Mobile Application Usage. In: Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2011. Stockholm 2011, Sweden.
Please see my Google Scholar profile for all publications.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Böhmer
Mobile and Distributed Architectures
Technische Hochschule Köln
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