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Professor Marcus Foth

Professor of Urban Informatics, Queensland University of Technology

Marcus Foth is a Professor of Urban Informatics in the School of Design and a Chief Investigator in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), Faculty of Creative Industries, Education, and Social Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. For more than two decades, Marcus has led ubiquitous computing and interaction design research into interactive digital media, screen, mobile and smart city applications. Marcus founded the Urban Informatics Research Lab in 2006. He is a member of the QUT More-than-Human Futures research group. Marcus has published more than 280 peer-reviewed publications. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Distinguished Member of the international Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and currently serves on Australia’s national College of Experts.


  • 2014–present
    Professor of Urban Informatics, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2016–2021
    Honorary Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2019–2019
    Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 2016–2017
    Director, QUT Design Lab
  • 2006–2016
    Director, QUT Urban Informatics
  • 2013–2013
    Professor in Residence, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 2013–2013
    Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 2007–2007
    Visiting Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK


  • 2006 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD
  • 2002 
    Furtwangen University, Germany, BCompSc(Hons)
  • 2002 
    Queensland University of Technology, MA
  • 2000 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Multimedia

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Computer Society (ACS) – Fellow
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – Distinguished Member
  • European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) – Member

Research Areas

  • Digital And Interaction Design (120304)
  • Computer Human Interaction (080602)
  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)