Sebastian Boring is currently an Associate Professor in the HCC Group at the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on novel interaction techniques around the display's boundaries. He is particularly interested in considering the surrounding of displays as new interaction canvas instead of only looking at the display itself. His research includes both the development of sophisticated sensing and tracking technologies as well as the design and evaluation of such interaction techniques. 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).