Sebastian Boring is currently a Professor of Media Technology in the Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. He is serving as Deputy Head of the Department and is heading the Copenhagen division. His research focuses on novel interaction techniques in augmented reality. He is particularly interested in increasing the experience by considering more than just the visual sense. His research includes both the development of sophisticated sensing and tracking technologies as well as the design and evaluation of such interaction techniques. Previously, Sebastian was an Associate Professor in the HCC Section at the University of Copenhagen. Before coming to Copenhagen, Sebastian was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Interactions Lab at the University of Calgary working with Dr. Saul Greenberg and Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale.
Sebastian received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Munich, Germany where he was supervised by Andreas Butz. While pursuing his PhD, he was a visiting researcher in the Media Team at the University of Oulu, Finland in 2007 (working with Jukka Riekki and Timo Ojala), and in the Human Computer Interaction Lab, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Berlin in 2009 (working with Patrick Baudisch and Sean Gustafson).
Before pursuing his PhD, Sebastian received his diploma in Media Informatics from the University of Munich, Germany. His diploma thesis was supervised by Otmar Hilliges. During his studies at the University of Munich, he was a visiting researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA from 2004 to 2005 (working with Gregory Abowd, Gillian Hayes, and Julie Kientz).