Professional Experience

since 10/2013 Assistant Professor for Media Informatics
Group for Median Informatics, University of Munich

I hold a full-time appointment as an assistant professor in the group for media informatics (Medieninformatik). I am researching at the crossroads of ubiquitous computing and HCI. My particular research interests are on open pervasive displays, cognitive effects of interaction, 3D displays, and usable security.

01/2012 – 09/2013 Senior Researcher (Post-Doc) / Research Associate
Group for Human-Computer Interaction, Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (SimTech), University of Stuttgart

I held a full-time appointment as a research associate (since 01/2013 as post-doc) in the group for Human-Computer Interaction (Mensch-Computer Interaktion), teaching and researching in the area of HCI and pervasive computing. My particular research interests were on pervasive displays and context-sensitive advertising.

03/2013 – 10/2013 Guest Lecturer
Johann-Kepler University, Linz

In summer 2013 I am teaching the course ‘Unconventional User Interfaces’. My responsibilities include creating the teaching material, assignments, and exams as well as giving lectures and tutorials.

03/2012 – 10/2012 Guest Lecturer
University of Duisburg-Essen

I held an assignment as lecturer for the course ‘Pervasive Computing’ (summer term 2012). My responsibilities included creating the teaching material, assignments, and exams as well as giving lectures and tutorials.

12/2010 – 05/2011 Visiting Researcher
Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Technical University of Berlin In 2011

I was a visiting research in the group of Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller at the Telekom Innovation Labs in Berlin. During my appointment I co-edited the book “Pervasive Advertising” (Springer HCI Series) and investigated interaction with public displays.

04/2008 – 12/2011 Research Associate
Group for Pervasive Computing and User Interface Engineering, Paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology, University of Duisburg-Essen

I held a full-time appointment as researcher and PhD student in the group for “Pervasive Computing and User Interface Engineering”. In teaching I was responsible for creating learning material and giving courses and lectures. In research I was engaged in the European project ‘PD-Net’ (www.pd-net.org). In addition I acquired and supervised research projects.

12/2007 – 03/2008 IT Specialist
Schreiner MediPharm LP, New York, US

During my appointment I was responsible for setting up and maintaining the IT infrastructure (network, telephone system, access control) of the company’s new manufacturing site in Northern America.

Education

since 01/2012 University of Stuttgart, Germany
PhD student

Dissertation: A Design Space for Pervasive Advertising on Public Displays Research focus: implicit and explicit interaction with public displays, pervasive advertising

04/2008 – 12/2011 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
PhD student

Research focus: mobile user interfaces, automotive user interfaces, public displays as future communication medium

09/2001 – 09/2007 University of Munich, Germany
Diploma

Major: Media Informatics Minor: Communication Science.

02/2007 – 09/2007 Fraunhofer IAIS, Bonn, Germany
Diploma Thesis

Title: An Annotation Platform for the World Wide Web

02/2001 – 01/2007 Schreiner Group, Munich, Germany
Student Trainee

Purchase, IT support, and administration.

11/2005 – 06/2006 Klinikum rechts der Isar (Hospital), Munich, Germany
Project Thesis

Title: Implicit Annotations and Self-Explanatory Medical Images

02/2005 – 09/2005 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. / Avid Technologies, Mountain View, US
Internship

Web development with AJAX and PHP

09/1999 – 08/2001 Technical University of Munich, Germany
Student

Major: Computer Science Minor: Business Administration

Organizing Committees: MobileHCI 2015: Workshop Chair
MobileHCI 2014: Publication Chair, Local Arrangements
TEI 2014: Publication Chair, Local Arrangements
MUM 2013: Publicity Chair
Augmented Human 2013: Publication Chair, Local Arrangements
MUM 2012: Demo Chair
PerDis 2012: Publication Chair
Pervasive 2010: SV Chair
PerAd 2012: Organizer
PerAd2011: Organizer
PerAd2010: Organizer
Program Committees: MUM (Program Chair): 2016, (Papers and Notes): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
PerDis
(Program Chair): 2015, (Papers and Notes): 2012-2014, 2016
NordiCHI (Papers): 2016
DIS (Papers): 2016, 2017
Augmented Human
(Papers): 2015
Mensch und Computer (Papers): 2015
CHI
 (Work-in-Progress): 2012-2015
MobileHCI (Posters): 2014
WWW (Papers and Notes): 2012, 2013
NIME (Papers and Notes): 2010
PerPart (Workshop): 2013
PETMEI (Workshop): 2012, 2013, 2015
UCMC (Workshop): 2013
Sociable (Workshop): 2013
PDIT (Workshop): 2012
CAIA (Workshop): 2010
Journal Reviewing: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM ToCHI) (since 2013) ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (ACM ToMM) (since 2014)
ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems
(ACM TSAS) (since 2014) IEEE Computer Magazine (since 2012)
IEEE Pervasive Computing (since 2011)
IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
(since 2012)
Management Review Quarterly
(since 2014)
Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting
(JVRB) (since 2013)
Pervasive and Mobile Computing
(Elsevier) (since 2012)
Conference Reviewing: CHI (Papers and Notes, Work in Progress, alt.chi): 2010-2017
Ubicomp (Papers and Notes): 2008-2016
MobileHCI (Papers and Notes): 2011-2016
CSCW (Papers): 2014
Interact (Papers): 2009, 2015 
TEI (Papers): 2014, 2016
Ubicomp (Papers and Notes): 2008-2016
NordiCHI (Papers and Notes): 2012, 2014
DIS (Papers): 2012, 2014
EICS (Papers): 2013
Augmented Human (Papers): 2013
Pervasive (Papers and Notes): 2010-2012
PerCom (Papers, Work-in-Progress): 2009, 2012
ITS (Papers): 2011, 2012, 2014
MUM (Papers): 2010, 2011
MobiSys (Papers): 2009
Informatik (Papers): 2009
Honorable Mention Award CHI 2015
[PDF] Max Pfeiffer, Tim Duente, Stefan Schneegass, Florian Alt, and Michael Rohs. Cruise Control for Pedestrians: Controlling Walking Direction using Electrical Muscle Stimulation. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’15, 2015.
[Bibtex] [PDF]
@InProceedings{pfeiffer2015chi,
Title = {{Cruise Control for Pedestrians: Controlling Walking Direction using Electrical Muscle Stimulation}},
Author = {Pfeiffer, Max AND Duente, Tim AND Schneegass, Stefan AND Alt, Florian AND Rohs, Michael},
Booktitle = {{Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems}},
Year = {2015},
Series = {CHI '15},
Keywords = {Pedestrian navigation; electrical muscle stimulation; haptic feedback; actuated navigation; wearable devices},
Timestamp = {2015.04.28}
}
Honorable Mention Award MobileHCI 2015
[PDF] Daniel Buschek, Alexander De Luca, and Florian Alt. There is more to Typing than Speed: Expressive Mobile Touch Keyboards via Dynamic Font Personalisation. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI ’15, New York, NY, USA, 2015. ACM.
[Bibtex] [PDF]
@InProceedings{buschek2015mobilehci,
Title = {{There is more to Typing than Speed: Expressive Mobile Touch Keyboards via Dynamic Font Personalisation}},
Author = {Buschek, Daniel and De Luca, Alexander and Alt, Florian},
Booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services}},
Year = {2015},
Address = {New York, NY, USA},
Publisher = {ACM},
Series = {MobileHCI '15},
Location = {Copenhagen, Denmark},
Numpages = {6},
Timestamp = {2015.08.23}
}
Best Paper Award CHI 2012
[PDF] Jörg Müller, Robert Walter, Gilles Bailly, Michael Nischt, and Florian Alt. Looking Glass: A Field Study on Noticing Interactivity of a Shop Window. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’12, pages 297-306, New York, NY, USA, apr 2012. ACM.
[Bibtex] [DOI] [PDF]
@InProceedings{mueller-chi12-looking-glass,
Title = {{Looking Glass: A Field Study on Noticing Interactivity of a Shop Window}},
Author = {M\"{u}ller, J\"{o}rg and Walter, Robert and Bailly, Gilles and Nischt, Michael and Alt, Florian},
Booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems}},
Year = {2012},
Address = {New York, NY, USA},
Month = {apr},
Pages = {297--306},
Publisher = {ACM},
Series = {CHI'12},
Acmid = {2207718},
Doi = {10.1145/2207676.2207718},
ISBN = {978-1-4503-1015-4},
Keywords = {interactivity, noticing interactivity, public displays, User representation},
Location = {Austin, Texas, USA},
Numpages = {10},
Owner = {flo},
Timestamp = {2012.05.01},
Url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2207676.2207718}
}
Best Paper Award AmI 2009
[PDF] Florian Alt, Moritz Balz, Stefanie Kristes, Alireza Sahami Shirazi, Julian Mennenöh, Albrecht Schmidt, Hendrik Schröder, and Michael Gödicke. Adaptive User Profiles in Pervasive Advertising Environments. In Proceedings of the european conference on ambient intelligence, AmI’09, pages 276-286, Berlin, Heidelberg, nov 2009. Springer-Verlag.
[Bibtex] [DOI] [PDF]
@InProceedings{alt-ami09-adaptive-profiles,
Title = {{Adaptive User Profiles in Pervasive Advertising Environments}},
Author = {Alt, Florian and Balz, Moritz and Kristes, Stefanie and Shirazi, Alireza Sahami and Mennen\"{o}h, Julian and Schmidt, Albrecht and Schr\"{o}der, Hendrik and G\"{o}dicke, Michael},
Booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Ambient Intelligence},
Year = {2009},
Address = {Berlin, Heidelberg},
Month = {nov},
Pages = {276--286},
Publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
Series = {AmI'09},
Acmid = {1694666},
Doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-05408-2_32},
ISBN = {978-3-642-05407-5},
Location = {Salzburg, Austria},
Numpages = {11},
Timestamp = {2009.11.01},
Url = {alt-ami09-adaptive-profiles.pdf}
}

Furthermore I won two Special Recognition Awards for Exceptional Reviews at the CHI 2014 and CHI 2015 conference.