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Thies Pfeiffer

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Thies Pfeiffer is Professor for Human-Computer-Interaction at the University of Applied Sciences in Emden/Leer. Prior to that we was head of the Virtual Reality Lab at the Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University and head of the Immersive Media Lab at Bielefeld University, Germany. His research focus is on multimodal interaction in 3D worlds, with a special focus on assistance systems and training. Further research interests are interaction techniques for virtual reality, virtual agents, scientific visualization and social networks. In 2006, Thies Pfeiffer co-founded the Mediablix IIT GmbH, a usability consultancy, bridging the gap between science and business. In 2017, he co-founded Raumtänzer GmbH, a solution provider focusing on Mixed Reality Technologies. He received his Doctor rer. nat./PhD from Bielefeld University in 2010 on the interaction of gaze and gestures in deictic reference.

Recent publications

  • Improving Human-Robot Handover Research by Mixed Reality Techniques

    • zu Borgsen S
    • Renner P
    • Lier F
    • et al.
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  • Location-based online identification of objects in the centre of visual attention using eye tracking

    • Harmening K
    • Pfeiffer T

Professional experience


Hochschule Emden Leer

July 2019 - Present

Faculty Staff

Universität Bielefeld - Bielefeld University

March 2003 - June 2019(16 years)


Dr. rer. nat.

Universitat Bielefeld

March 2003 - October 2010(8 years)

Diplom Informatiker

Universitat Bielefeld

September 1997 - March 2003(6 years)

Co-authors (85)