Junior Professor for Socio-Cognitive Systems




+49 (0)711 685-60051


Pfaffenwaldring 5a
70569 Stuttgart


SimTec building, Room 01.027


Niels Henze is assistant professor for Socio-Cognitive Systems in the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems and the SimTech Cluster for Simulation Technology at the University of Stuttgart. Beforehand he was postdoctoral researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction group at the University of Stuttgart. After receiving a diploma in computer science in 2006, he worked for European research projects at the OFFIS Institute for Information Technology. In 2008, he became a researcher and doctoral student in the Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems group at the University of Oldenburg. He worked for international projects and was responsible for teaching and tutoring. Niels finished his PhD in 2012 with his thesis about Camera-based Mobile Interaction with Physical Objects under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll.

Niels’ research interests are mobile human-computer interaction and pervasive computing. Particularly, he is interested in large-scale studies using mobile application stores as a research tool, interlinking physical objects and digital information, and multimodal interfaces. Niels published in scientific journals and competitive conferences. He received awards from CHI, MobileHCI, and Mensch & Computer. He organized several scientific workshops, served as a guest editor for the International Journal on Mobile Human Computer Interaction, and has been a reviewer for the leading conferences and journals in his field. Niels lectures human-computer interaction for several years. He developed and supervised the development of mobile applications to conduct large-scale studies that have been installed more than a million times.



A Mobile See-through 3D Display with Front- and Back-touch

Bader, Patrick; Schneegass, Stefan; Henze, Niels; Schwind, Valentin; Wolf, Katrin

A Mobile See-through 3D Display with Front- and Back-touch (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, pp. 1063–1066, ACM, Helsinki, Finland, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2542-4.

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Henze, Niels; Rukzio, Enrico; Boll, Susanne

Observational and experimental investigation of typing behaviour using virtual keyboards for mobile devices (Inproceeding)

Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2659–2668, ACM 2012.