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We are an interdisciplinary team of specialists from various fields of computer science, but also from design, geography, cultural studies, game development or psychology.

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Institute Management

Prof. Dr. Arzu Çöltekin
Prof. Dr. Arzu Çöltekin Head of the FHNW Institute for Interactive Technologies, Lecturer HCI & XR
Telephone : +41 56 202 84 73 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Hilko Cords
Prof. Dr. Hilko Cords Lecturer Visual Computing
Telephone : +41 56 202 87 48 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Samuel Fricker
Prof. Dr. Samuel Fricker Lecturer Requirements Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 81 93 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Norbert Seyff
Prof. Dr. Norbert Seyff Lecturer for Requirements Engineering
Telephone : +41 56 202 78 63 (direct)

Assistance to the Institute Management

Katja Lapadula
Katja Lapadula Project Controlling, Transfer Administration, Co-President of the FHNW Employee Participation Council
Telephone : 056 202 76 98 (direct)
Anke Wiegand
Anke Wiegand Administration
Telephone : +41 56 202 83 13 (direct)

Research Associates   

Dr. Leticia Fernandez Moguel
Research Associate / HCI & XR
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Cloe Hüsser
Research Associate / HCI & XR
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Madlaina Kalunder
Research Associate / Design & Technology
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Kathrin Koebel
Research Associate / HCI & XR
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Martin Lacayo-Emery
Research Associate / HCI & XR
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Alexander Legath
Research Associate / Design & Technology
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Dr. Nitish Patkar
Research Associate / Requirements Engineering
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Marianne Santaholma
Research Associate / HCI & XR
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Yves Simmen
Research Associate / Visual Computing
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Alexandre Thomas
Research Associate / Design & Technology
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Zoé Gaja Tschirren
Research Associate / Support Transfer
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Scientific visitors 

Dr. Marcel Gygli
Scientific visitor / Design & Technology
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Dr. JongGwan An
Scientific visitor / Requirements Engineering
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Research assistants

Nosakhare Daniel Ahanor
Research Assistant and Master’s student / Requirements Engineering
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Mia Braunwalder
Research Assistant / Design & Technology
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Hanna Lisa Franz
Research Assistant / Design & Technology
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Luca Fluri
Research Assistant und Master’s student / Visual Computing
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Rahel Ganarin 
Research Assistant / HCI & XR
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David Kern
Research Assistant / Requirements Engineering
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Hannah-Sarah Kühne
Research Assistant / Design & Technology
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Andreas Manuel Leu
Research Assistant / HCI & XR
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Cédric Merz
Research Assistant / HCI & XR
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Katja Pott
Research Assistant und Master’s student / Design & Technology
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Manuel Riedi
Research Assistant / Design & Technology
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Alain Zanchetta
Research Assistant / Design & Technology
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Interns / Apprentices    

Sandro Arrigoni
Apprentice /
 Visual Computing
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Melody Amaizu
Intern IAESTE / Requirements Engineering
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Semjon Buzdin
Intern / Requirements Engineering
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Benedikt Iseli
Intern / HCI & XR
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Jessica Pariente
Intern IAESTE / HCI & XR
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FHNW School of Engineering, Brugg-Windisch

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Engineering Bahnhofstrasse 6 CH - 5210 Windisch
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