About Me

I am a post-doctoral researcher in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Previously, I have been with the HCI Lab at Saarland University and Saarland Informatics Campus. I completed my PhD with summa cum laude at the University of Oldenburg under the supervision of Susanne Boll (2019). My PhD thesis on 'Designing Socially Acceptable Body-worn Cameras' was recognized with the Helene-Lange-Award 2020 and the UGO Outstanding Dissertation Award 2021.

My research investigates how we might address social and societal challenges through technology design, while also acknowledging that some of these challenges and tensions are created by technology in the first place. I am convinced that it is the way we create technology that needs to adapt, not the human. Thus, my research is dedicated to creating computing technology that is not only usable and enjoyable but also sustainable, ethical and socially acceptable. My work combines empirical user research, prototyping, and fabrication with aspects of artificial intelligence, including deep learning and computer vision. It was regognized with the TEI'18 Best Paper Award, the ETRA'19 Best Demo/Video Award, and Honorable Mention Awards at CHI'20 and CHI'14.

I hold a M.Sc. (2013), and B.Sc. (2010) in Media Informatics from Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich (LMU). In the past years, I had the exciting opportunity to visit and work with research labs at different universities, including ETH Zurich, the University of Glasgow, and TU Berlin. From 2011 to 2013, I was part of the Research & Development department of metaio GmbH (now part of Apple Inc.), where I primarily worked on Image Classification, Tracking and 3D Reconstruction; For instance for the Audi eKurzinfo, the IKEA App and EFA 2014/2. I still have a deep fondness for Augmented Reality (AR).

In my free time, I enjoy outdoor sports, including running, cycling, mountaineering, and skiing. On rainy days I love 3D printing, hardware hacking and sketching. Most importantly, I am always on the lookout for a great cappuccino.

Feel free to contact me for my resume or full CV.

Career

Postdoctoral Researcher (current) University of Duisburg-Essen since 2021
Postdoctoral Researcher Saarland University & Saarland Informatics Campus 2020-2021
PhD Fellow University of Oldenburg & OFFIS - Institute for IT. 2016-2019
Visiting Researcher ETH Zurich, hosted by Otmar Hilliges 2014
Junior Researcher University of Passau 2014-2016
Developer (AR, Computer Vision) Metaio GmbH (now part of Apple, Inc.) 2011-2013
Visiting Student Researcher University of Glasgow, hosted by Roderick Murray-Smith 2011
Visiting Student Researcher GRK Prometei at TU Berlin 2009/2010

Awards

Program Committees

ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): 2021, 2022 (Full Papers), 2020 (LBW)
Mensch und Computer (MuC): 2021, 2022
IFIP TC13 Internation Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT): 2021
ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (MobileHCI): 2020, 2021
Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI): 2020, 2022
ACM Multimedia (ACMMM): 2017, 2018
Augmented Humans International Conference (AHs): 2020, 2021
International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM): 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (Full Papers), 2016 (Posters)
ACM International Conference on Pervasive Displays (PerDis): 2020

Organizing Committees

Invited Talks Co-chair, Mensch-und-Computer 2022
Student Design Competition Co-chair, MobileHCI 2022
Web Co-chair, CHI 2021
Demo Co-chair, ISS 2021
Design Exhibition Co-chair, Augmented Humans 2021
Demo Co-chair, MobileHCI 2020
Media and Design Chair, Augmented Humans 2020
Workshop and Tutorial Co-chair, Mensch-und-Computer 2019
Student Volunteer Co-chair, Mensch-und-Computer 2015
Web Co-chair, MobileHCI 2015

Short Bio

Dr. Marion Koelle is a postdoctoral researcher in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She uses a mix of empirical user research, personal fabrication and artificial intelligence to to create sustainable, ethical and socially acceptable computing technology.

Longer Bio

Dr. Marion Koelle is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She holds a PhD from the University of Oldenburg (2019, summa cum laude), and a M.Sc. (2013), and B.Sc. (2010) in Media Informatics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). Her research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Personal Fabrication, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence. She has long lasting experience in designing, developing, and evaluating novel user interface technologies, and empirically studying user (and bystander) needs, goals and values. She advocates for Participatory Design. She believes that we can address social and societal challenges through technology design and create sustainable, ethical and socially acceptable computing technology. She has authored and presented numerous publications in her field. Her works were recognized with multiple awards, including a Best Paper Award at TEI (2018), and two Honorable Mention Awards at CHI (2014, 2020). Marion is recipient of the Helene-Lange-Preis (2020) and the UGO Outstanding Dissertation Award (2021).

Press Images

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  • ©Thorsten Mohr | Saarland Informatics Campus