BMultimedia Griffith BCompSc(Hons) Germany MA PhD QUT JP(Qual.) Qld MACM MACS (Snr) CP
Associate Professor Marcus Foth is the founder and director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and Principal Research Fellow in the School of Design of the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology.
Professor Foth’s research explores human-computer interaction design and development at the intersection of people, place and technology with a focus on urban informatics, social media, ubiquitous computing, location-based services, and mobile applications.
The high quality of Foth’s research work has attracted over $2.3 million in national competitive grants and industry funding. He was inducted by the planning, design and development site Planetizen to the world‘s top 25 leading thinkers and innovators in the field of urban planning and technology.
Professor Foth has authored and co-authored over 90 articles published in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. He is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics (IGI 2009), co-author of Action Research and New Media (Hampton Press 2009), and co-editor of From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen (MIT Press 2011) and Eat Cook Grow: Human-Computer and Human-Food Interactions (MIT Press 2013, forthcoming). He was the co-chair of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Summer Doctoral Programme 2009, conference chair of OZCHI 2009 and the 5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T) 2011.
Professor Foth has been invited to give presentations at leading research institutions, including MIT, Harvard, Emerson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, IT University of Copenhagen, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and KAIST.
- 2011: inaugural Australian Business Foundation Research Fellow on Innovation and Cultural Industries, sponsored by the Aurora Foundation
- 2009 – 2011: Smart Futures Fellow, Queensland Government, co-sponsored by National ICT Australia (NICTA)
- 2009 – 2011: QUT Vice-Chancellor‘s Research Fellow
- 2007: Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
- 2006 – 2008: ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow