Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Feuerstack is a senior researcher of the human-centered design group at OFFIS e.V, an associated institute of the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany. His primary research interest is about methods, techniques and tools that support the model-based specification and evaluation of Human Machine Interfaces and covers the disciplines of software engineering, human computer interaction, human factors and cognitive engineering.
His principal research results are:
- The Human Efficiency Evaluator (HEE), a tool that simulates humans based on psychological and physiological plausible models to evaluate their monitoring behavior, cognitive workload and task performance already in an early design phase – even before a prototype has been built.
- The Multimodal Interaction Framework (MINT), a framework that enables the design and specification of multimodal interaction techniques and the model-based execution of multimodal web-applications, combining hand gestures and augmented reality with modern web technologies.
- The Multi-Access Service Platform (MASP), a model-based runtime environment that closes the gap between model-based design and runtime of multimodal applications and enabled the first time seamless services provision. Such interactive services are able to adapt their layout, interaction modalities and also to distribute their interfaces based on the current context of the user.
Between 2013 and 2016 he coordinated the HoliDes Artemis EU project
that involves 31 partners from industry and science of seven European countries. The project total investment was around 23 million euros to address the development and qualification of Adaptive Cooperative Human-Machine Systems (AdCoS) to enhance usability and safety as well as to boost the confidence of human operators.
In 2009 he earned a three year scholarship by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to conduct basic research about dialogue modeling for multimodal applications as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) in São Paulo in Brazil. The project was also supported by professors from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and by the Faber Ludens Institute for interaction design in Curitiba, Brazil.
In 2009 he studied the portuguese language at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) university in São Paulo, Bazil after he has finished his Ph.D. thesis about a method for user-centered and model-based development of user interfaces in the DAI-Labor at the Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB) in 2008. There he was involved as a project manager in the Service-Centric Home Project (SerCHo) that has been selected as one of eleven winning projects by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology from over 140 project proposals that have been submitted. The SerCHo project is supported by the next generation media programme focusing on the sector of new technologies and ubiquitous computing. After the SerCHo project he initiated the iZConnected initiative in the end of 2008 that connects several major companies in the areas of consumer electronics, healthcare, energy production, telecommunication, and household appliances with small- and medium sized companies to realize and test platforms as well as to support standards to push services in smart home environments.