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Elise van den Hoven has a joint appointment with permanent positions as fulltime Full Professor in the Interaction Design Discipline, School of Computer Science, 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 an Honorary Professor at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.

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 program Materialising Memories (expedited through her VIDI-grant), which is a collaboration between UTS, TU/e, and the University of Dundee.

Elise's organisational experience includes chairing TEI2020, the Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, being a member of the TEI-steering committee since 2008, including chair for 3 years together with A/Prof. Ali Mazalek, 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 is active in gender equity, including being a member of the UTS Self-Assessment Team that applied for and are now implementing the Athena SWAN Bronze award, as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot. UTS is one of 40 higher education and research institutions in Australia joining this national gender equity pilot program for people working in STEMM fields. Elise is also a member of the FEIT Equity & Diversity Committee. At Eindhoven University of Technology she 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 for Talent 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, the Materialising Memories publications, her LinkedIn or Google Scholar profiles.