Dr. Andreas Bulling

Andreas Bulling has been head of the Independent Research Group Perceptual User Interfaces within the Cluster of Excellence since June 2013.

Short CV


Andreas Bulling is an Independent Research Group Leader (W2) at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction, where he leads the Perceptual User Interfaces Group. He received his MSc. (Dipl.-Inform.) in Computer Science from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, in 2006, focusing on embedded systems, robotics and biomedical engineering, and a PhD in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Bulling was previously a Feodor Lynen Research Fellow and a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, United Kingdom, as well as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. Dr. Bulling served as co-chair, TPC member and reviewer for major conferences and journals as well as vice technical program chair for PerCom 2015, TPC co-chair for AugmentedHuman 2013 and associate chair for CHI 2013 and CHI 2014.


Research interests

  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning


  • IVCI Research Grant (2016)
    Intel Visual Computing Institute (IVCI), Germany

  • Best Paper Honourable Mention Award (2016)
    ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

  • Best Paper Award (2015)
    ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

  • CREST International Research Grant (2014)
    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan

  • Google Glass Research Award (2013)
    Google Inc., USA

  • Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellowship (2012)
    European Commission, Brussels

  • Google Research Award (2011)
    Google Inc., USA

  • Junior Research Fellowship (2011)
    Wolfson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship (2010)
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

  • DFG Research Fellowship (2010)
    German Research Foundation, Germany

  • SNSF Fellowship for Prospective Researchers (2010)
    Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland


Dr. Andreas  Bulling

Dr. Andreas Bulling

Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Perceptual User Interfaces Group

Campus E1 4, Room 628
66123 Saarbrücken

Fon: +49 681 932 52128



Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken Saarland University Cluster of Excellence