Assistant Professor

Uwe Matzat

Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences


Uwe Matzat is an Assistant Professor of Sociology working in the Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Uwe’s areas of expertise learning analytics, blended learning, virtual agents, as well as the digital divide and social media research.


Uwe Matzat received his PhD from the University of Groningen within the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in 2001. He conducted his research at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Toronto, and Eindhoven. He also graduated in Sociology at the University of Duisburg (Germany). His research has been published in journals, such as Journal of Computer Mediated Communication,Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Social Networks, Computers & Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and many others. Uwe was Program Chair of several international conferences of the series General Online Research ( He was founding and (until 2016) serving editor of the International Journal of Internet Science.

  • Behavorial and social theories of HTI (homologation course)
  • Network Society
  • Social media & life online. Citizens, consumers & the designed online world
  • Introduction to the HTI domain
  • Behavioral and social theories of human technology interaction
  • Risk and trust in social computing and social media

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