Davy Vanacken

About me


I am an assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering Technology and member of EDM, a research center of Hasselt University and Flanders Make core lab. I received a master's degree in Computer Science and Knowledge Engineering in 2004, and a PhD in Computer Science in 2012, both from the transnational University Limburg (an international cooperation between Hasselt University, Belgium and Maastricht University, the Netherlands). In general, my research revolves around engineering interactive computing systems, including modeling, prototyping and evaluating new means to interact with such systems from a developer’s and end-user’s perspective. I have a specific interest in new interaction techniques and visualizations, intelligibility, explainable AI, gestural and multimodal user interfaces, augmented and virtual reality, and co-located collaborative interaction. I am also teaching several courses on engineering technology, computer science and human-computer interaction at Hasselt University, in the Faculty of Engineering Technology and the Faculty of Sciences.

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