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Elise van den Hoven has a joint appointment with permanent positions as fulltime full professor in the School of Software, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and parttime (research-only) associate professor in the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In addition, she is honorary senior research fellow at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee and associate investigator of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence on Cognition and its Disorders.

Elise has a background in Biology (MSc, Utrecht University, specialisation in perception research), HCI (MTD, now PDEng, Eindhoven University of Technology) and HCI/Interaction Design (PhD, Eindhoven University of Technology & Philips Research Eindhoven). Her research interests span aspects of human-computer interaction, design and psychology, including a people-centred design approach, tangible interaction solutions and the application area of human remembering activities in everyday life.

She leads the international research programme Materialising Memories ( (partially funded through her VIDI-grant), which is a collaboration between TU/e, UTS and the University of Dundee.

Elise's organizational experience includes being on the TEI-steering committee (chair per TEI'13, together with prof. Ali Mazalek), since 2013 a member of the SIGCHI Conference Management Committee, organizing conferences (a.o. TEI08, TEI07 and Persuasive06) and being on program or reviewing committees (journals, a.o.: Human-Computer Interaction, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies; and conferences, a.o.: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), International conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Interact, ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Conference of CHI-SIG Australia on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI)).

Elise was chair of the WISE-network (Women In Science Eindhoven-network), member of the TU/e Stuurgroep Vrouwelijk Talent naar de Top, initiator of the TU/e mentoring system and initiating member of the MADe network (Music Art Design experiences).

In 2011-2012 Elise was involved in the Intelligent Lighting Institute of the TU/e as the program manager of the research program formerly known as No Switches Allowed (renamed to Bright Environment), which focuses on innovative interaction styles with light and lighting.

Elise has had the pleasure to be a visiting scientist in: the Synaesthetic Media Lab, GVU (Graphics, Visualization & Usability Center), GeorgiaTech, Atlanta, headed by prof. Ali Mazalek; the Memoir project, University of Sheffield, headed by prof. Steve Whittaker and also collaborating with dr. Daniela Petrelli; and the Interactivation Studio, DAB (Design, Architecture & Building), University of Technology, Sydney, headed by prof. Bert Bongers.

For an overview of her publications, grants and more, feel free to look around on this website, her LinkedIn or Google Scholar profiles.