Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

30 Jun, 2015

Björn Hartmann Awarded Tenure

Björn Hartmann, an Executive Committee member of BCNM, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in Computer Science! Here at BCNM, we're thrilled Björn is receiving this well-deserved recognition. Björn has spearheaded human-computer interaction and design programs on campus and has been an integral part of the center, in particular in his role as co-founder of the CITRIS Invention Lab. The teaching lab is built around experiential, project-based learning of engineering design and serves as inspiration and a testbed for many research projects. He'll be scaling this teaching model at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation in the future, where he serves as Chief Technology Officer. Björn also co-directs two research centers: the Berkeley Institute of Design and the Swarm Lab.

Björn's research in HCI focuses on novel design, prototyping, and implementation tools for the era of post-personal computing. His group investigates how better software and hardware can facilitate the exploration of interactive devices that leverage novel form factors and technologies. They also investigate how software can help students, designers, and makers to learn and share their expertise online. Björn has been recognized in the past as a Qualcomm Faculty Fellow and has received an NSF CAREER award, Sloan fellowship, and Okawa research award.

For more information on Björn's latest projects, visit: