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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, working with Prof. Dr. Kasper Hornbæk and Prof. Dr. Christian Igel. I am working in the HumanE AI Network and am also affiliated with the Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence of the University of Copenhagen. Previously, I was a Ph.D. student of HCI at Ulm University, Germany. My Ph.D. was supervised by Prof. Dr. Enrico Rukzio (Human-Computer Interaction group, Ulm University, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Andreas Bulling (Perceptual User Interfaces group, University of Stuttgart, Germany).
I am currently interested in applying AI methods for Extended Reality applications, in particular, for health and well-being. My Ph.D. work focused on the problem of digital eye strain with virtual reality head-mounted displays. Advancements in display technology and the miniaturization of sensors have led to virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) advancing from research devices to everyday end user technology. However, the devices expose users to digital eye strain (DES) - a rapidly spreading health problem in today's digital society that includes eye and vision problems and affects users' overall quality of life and general well-being. During my Ph.D., I investigated properties and causes that contribute to DES in VR HMDs, and developed and evaluated solutions. Furthermore, I critically assess the role of DES in a bigger context of general discomfort in VR HMDs. Using an exploratory factor analysis, I propose an extended factor model of discomfort in VR HMDs that serves as a basis for a sensitive and timely discomfort measure.