I am currently a senior researcher at the Analytic Computing group, leading the focus group AI and Human-computer interaction. Previously I worked as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Web Science and Technologies, University of Koblenz, Germany. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Oldenburg, working with the Interactive Systems group at OFFIS, Germany.
I believe in user-centered approach, and most of my research work is driven by real-world problems. My dissertation was motivated by the information need of citizens in spatial decision-making scenarios, e.g., moving to a new city. To that end, I proposed a multi-criteria geospatial search methodology and user-centered interfaces to support the spatial decision-making of citizens. Furthermore, I worked on other human-centered aspects to propose interactive technologies for people with specific needs, i.e., enhancing Web accessibility using novel interaction techniques such as eye gaze, voice, and touch input.
Research Interests: User Experience, Multimodal Interfaces, Eye Tracking, Usability, Geo-analytics and Visualization, Web Information Retrieval, Personalization, and User Modeling
For more details and list of publications please see my homepage: http://chandankumar.net