prof.dr. W.A. (Wijnand) IJsselsteijn - Expertise

IJsselsteijn, prof.dr. W.A.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Human Technology Interaction
Positioncategory :
Professor (HGL)
Position :
Full Professor
Room :
IPO 1.22
Tel :
+31 40-247 4455
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Prof.dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn has a background in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuropsychology. He obtained his PhD in 2004 on the topic of telepresence. Since 2012, he is full professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has an active research program on the impact of media technology on human psychology, and the use of psychology to improve technology design. Wijnand’s focus is on conceptualizing and measuring human experiences in relation to advanced media environments (immersive media, serious games, affective computing) in the service of human learning, health, and wellbeing. He has a keen interest in the relation between data science, AI and psychology, and works on technological innovations (e.g., sensor-enabled mobile technologies, virtual environments) that make possible novel forms of human behaviour tracking, combining methodological rigor with ecological validity.

He is a member of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS: in Den Bosch, and is scientific director of the interdisciplinary Center for Humans and Technology at TU/e (, which explicitly focuses on people- and value-centred perspectives of technology understanding, engineering, and design. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed academic papers in journals and conferences, and has (co-)edited 10 volumes. His most recent co-edited book “Immersed in Media: Telepresence Theory, Measurement, and Technology” appeared in 2015.