Head of Research and Emerging Practice, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Dr. Niels Wouters is Head of Research and Emerging Practice for Science Gallery Melbourne, and Research Fellow in the Interaction Design Lab at the University of Melbourne. In his role, he promotes collisions between arts and science as a mechanism to expose the breadth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). His research practice in Human-Computer Interaction revolves around the democratization of technology and the road to empowerment, so as to achieve tangible benefits for society. Niels' work is regularly featured in national and international media, highlighting the impact of new technology on urban life. Niels acquired a PhD in Architectural Engineering and holds degrees in Architectural Design, Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • –present
    Digital Media Specialist, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Leuven, PhD Engineering: Architecture
  • 2011 
    University of Antwerp, MSc Architecture
  • 2005 
    University of Antwerp, BSc Computer Science