Cluster of Excellence MMCI 
Simon Olberding received his PhD in the Embodied Interaction group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science, with a major in Human Computer Interaction, from Darmstadt University of Technology.

During his Master studies, Simon spent eight months at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, CA. During his PhD, he spent nine months at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, USA. Simon’s work received two best paper awards at one of the top tier conferences in the field of Human Computer Interaction. His work was selected as “Landmark 2015” (Ausgezeichneter Ort 2015) in the Germany Land of Ideas competition.
Simon’s research interests center around novel user interfaces for digital fabrication. He envisions highly expressive and easy-to-use interfaces that enable everybody to design and fabricate custom objects with integrated functionality. In the past, Simon worked intensively with Printed Electronics as enabling technology for creating thin-film UIs that feature personalized touch-input and display output capabilities.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.