Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn

Keynote Title: Minding the Gaps: From Data to Action in Quantified Self

Prof. Dr. Wijnand IJsselsteijn has a background in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuropsychology. He obtained his PhD in 2004 on the topic of telepresence. Since 2012, he is full professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has an active research program on the impact of media technology on human psychology, and the use of psychology to improve technology design. His current projects deal with the ways in which media technology can transform our sense of self and other, and can influence perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors, in the service of learning, communication, health and wellbeing. He has a keen interest in the relation between AI, data science and psychology, and works on technological innovations (e.g., sensor-enabled mobile technologies, virtual environments) that make possible novel forms of human behaviour tracking, combining methodological rigor with ecological validity.

Wijnand is scientific director of the interdisciplinary Center for Humans and Technology at TU/e (, which explicitly focuses on people- and value-centred perspectives on technology understanding and design. He is part-time professor at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in Den Bosch. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed academic papers in journals and conferences, and has (co) edited 10 volumes. His most recent co-edited book “Immersed in Media: Telepresence Theory, Measurement, and Technology” appeared in 2015.