Tobias Holstein, Doctoral student


Tobias Holstein joined Mälardalen University in 2014 as an associate researcher at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. It is a cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt (h_da). Tobias studied computer science and received two M.Sc. degrees in 2009 (Edinburg Napier University) and 2010 (University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt). During the following 5 years he gained professional experience as software developer and software architect in the automotive industry.

In 2013 he joined the In-Car-Multimedia Laboratory at h_da to work with software architectures and unified user interfaces for Multi-OS environments that will be used in future automotive scenarios.

His research interests are within ubiquitous computing, interaction design, software architecture and bridging the gap between software architecture and interaction design to improve the design and development of applications for Multi-OS environments.

Other research projects (currently ongoing):

  • Design Companion, a research project that aims to improve sketching, an important step in the design process which is relevant to many design related professions.
  • Mixed reality simulator for heavy vehicles, here a head-mounted projection display is used to project a virtual world. Natural head-movement is used to control the field of view.
  • Ethics in the Future of Transportation with focus on autonomous driving and self-driving cars

Ubiquitous computing group

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Latest publications:

Transdisciplinarity seen through Information, Communication, Computation, (Inter-)Action and Cognition (May 2017)
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Daniel Kade, Markus Wallmyr, Tobias Holstein, Alexander Almér
Transdisciplinarity seen through Information, Communication, Computation, (Inter-)Action and Cognition (TRANS-ICCAC)

Towards an architecture for an UI-Compositor for Multi-OS environments (Nov 2016)
Tobias Holstein, Joachim Wietzke
10th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2016)

Low-cost mixed reality simulator for industrial vehicle environments (Jul 2016)
Daniel Kade, Markus Wallmyr, Tobias Holstein, Rikard Lindell, Hakan Ürey , Oguzhan Ozcan
HCI International 2016 (HCIi'16)

Towards a HTML-UI-Compositor by Introducing the Wayland-Protocol into a Browser-Engine (Apr 2016)
Tobias Holstein, Joachim Wietzke , Bastian Weißbach
13th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) (WICSA 2016)

Contradiction of Separation through Virtualization and Inter Virtual Machine Communication in Automotive Scenarios (Sep 2015)
Tobias Holstein, Joachim Wietzke
9th European Conference on Software Architecture Workshops (ECSAW 2015)

Contradiction of Separation through Virtualization and Intercommunication (Sep 2015)
Tobias Holstein, Joachim Wietzke
Mensch und Computer 2015 (MuC15)