Daniel Steffen joined GraphicsMedia.net from January 1, 2014. He is coordinating the scientific and technology activities of GraphicsMedia.net. He is the coordinator of the project MOSAIC 2B (cf. http://www.mobile-empowerment.org) that received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration. Since August 2007 Daniel Steffen is also researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH in Kaiseslautern. Since 2008 he is working at DFKI’s research department Augmented Vision (cf. http://av.dfki.de) directed by Prof. Didier Stricker. From 2000 to 2006 he studied computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2006 he finished his studies with a diploma thesis on the topic continuous collision detection for virtual reality applications. Since 1998 he also holds a diploma in public administration from the ‘Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung’. His research interests include human centered interaction and visualization, interactive system design. In particular, he is interested in improving user’s experience in both existing and emerging computing environments. In addition, Daniel Steffen is a Professional Scrum Master.
GraphicsMedia.net is an international organization that coordinates the activities of research and development (R&D), technology transfer and the exploitation in Computer Graphics, Multimodal-Multimedia Technologies, and Visual Interactive Digital Media & 3D Video Technologies. GraphicsMedia.net is open to international applied R&D institutes (public/private), R&D units of multinational companies and multinational hi-tech transfer companies. Common interest is international collaboration in Joint Applied Research Projects, Academic/ Scientific knowledge transfer, and Technology Transfer and Innovation. The current members of GraphicsMedia.net are located in Germany, Italy, Panama, Portugal, and Spain with together about 250 researchers, an aggregated project volume of yearly € 20 million, and about 140 publications in high ranking international journals and conferences. Its office is based in Kaiserslautern, Germany.