prof.dr. G.W.M. (Matthias) Rauterberg - Expertise

Rauterberg, prof.dr. G.W.M.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Chair :
Human Communication Technology
Department :
Department of Industrial Design
Section :
Designed Intelligence.
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
LG 1.64
Tel :
+31 40-247 5215
Tel (internal) :
Tel (inh internal) :
Email :


  • D16500 - User interfaces, multimedia
  • D66000 - Communication sciences
  • D16800 - Computer simulation, virtual reality
  • D16000 - Computer science
  • D30100 - Digital humanities
  • D35400 - Media sciences
  • D51000 - Psychology
  • Interaction Design



I received the B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), the B.S. in Philosophy (1981) and Computer Science (1983), the M.S. in Psychology (1981, summa cum laude) and Computer Science (1985, summa cum laude) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and the Ph.D. in Computer Science/Mathematics (1995, awarded) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). I was a senior lecturer for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. I was the head of the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI) from the Department of Industrial Engineering at the ETH-Zurich (Switzerland). Since 1998 I am fulltime professor for ‘Human Communication Technology’ first at IPO, Center for User System Interaction Research, and later at the Department of Industrial Design at the Technical University Eindhoven (The Netherlands). From 1999 till 2002 I was director of IPO-Center for User System Research. I was the Swiss representative in the IFIP TC13 on ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (1994-2002) and the chairman of the IFIP WG13.1 on ‘HCI and Education’ (1998-2004). I am now the Dutch representative in the IFIP TC14 on ‘Entertainment Computing’ and the chair of this IFIP TC14 (since 2013). I was also the chair of the IFIP WG16.3 on ‘Entertainment Theory’ (2004-2010). I was appointed as visiting professor at the distinguished Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) (2004-2007). I received the prestigious German GI-HCI award for the best Ph.D. in 1997 and the Swiss Technology Award for the BUILD-IT system in 1998. In 2004 I was a nominated member of the ‘Cream of Science’ in the Netherlands (the 200 top-level Dutch researchers) and amongst the 10 top-level TU/e scientists. I have over 400 publications in international journals, conference proceedings, books, etc. I am also editor and member of the editorial board of several leading international journals. I regularly act as reviewer and evaluator for several national and international funding bodies. My recent research is in the area of entertainment computing, cognitive systems, human-computer interaction, and design science. Research Statement:The main objective in my research is to focus on high risk research questions that could lead to ground-breaking results. Teaching Statement: The main objective in teaching is to educate my students to 'think'. Of course they learn also engineering skills, but mainly I encourage them to think about the 'why' and 'how'.