Anke Dittmar
President  

Anke Dittmar received her PhD degree on task modeling. Her educational background is in computer science. She has been a long-time educator in human-computer interaction, interaction design and software engineering. Currently she works at the department of computer science at Rostock University, Germany. Her research interests include user centered design methods, design representations, collaborative design activities, task modelling, and empirical studies of artefact use. Anke was co-chair of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE) in 2011 and 2015. She has joined the EACE board in 2015.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Marja Liinasuo
Assesseur  

Marja Liinasuo's work experience covers mental health care, training and human factors studies.  She has Ph.D. in psychology in human visual perception and has been working in the domain of Human Factors Engineering since 2005. Currently she works as Senior Scientist in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. There, she has participated in national and international research projects on complex work systems. These projects have focused on the evaluation and development of human work practices and tools in various, mostly safety-critical domains such as emergency response, nuclear energy production or telecommunication. Since 2013 she is Assesseur of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE).

 

 
 
 
 
Geert de Haan
Treasurer  

With a MSc in Cognitive Psychology (University of Leyden) and a PhD in Computer Science (Free University, Amsterdam), Geert has been active in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Cognitive Ergonomics, starting in 1986 with an internship at MRC’s APU, followed by a range of universities (TU Enschede/Ergonomics, VU Amsterdam/CS, TU Eindhoven/IPO, Maastricht/MMI, TU Delft/MMI group, Rotterdam Applied Sciences/Media Technology), working on Dutch and European research projects on design methods, intelligent wearables, e-healthcare, cultural heritage and media design. Geert have been teaching courses on a.o. User-Centred Design and Evaluation, formal specification, prototyping, development in media technology, Internet of Things, and in research and design methodology. He has regularly published about design methods for interactive software products, new developments in HCI and ICT, co-creative methods for teaching Creative Technology, Ambient Intelligence and Internet of Things techniques. In due course, he organised, chaired or reviewed papers for a variety of workshops and conferences, and acted as a juror for the EC/UN European Youth Award. Currently, He is teaching a number of ICT-related courses such as open-source concepts, information management, etc. at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (Apeldoorn, the Netherlands), an international English-speaking Business University. Apart from work, He has been active as a volunteer in the Dutch SigCHI community, ACM SigCHI and in EACE. At home, he is active in local energy initiatives and in sustainable living, ‘desperately trying to be green’ with a near-zero energy home and a near-self-sufficient eco food garden. For more information, see: http://members.upc.nl/g.haan24.

 

 
 
 
 
Francoise Détienne
Legal affairs  

 

 

 
 
 
 
Elly Lammers
Membership Officer, Secretary   Elly Lammers

During my stay at the Department of Psychology – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam EACE was born. From the first ECCE conference, in 1982 at this University, I was involved. After the conference I volunteered: keeping the membership administration, giving support to the meetings of the executive committee, to the organization of conferences, elections of the executive committee candidates and replacing the secretary if absent. I also moderate the mailing lists for EACE members and other interested professionals. In April 2012 I received the Royal Dutch Knighthood in the order of Orange Nassau for the work I have done for EACE during 30 years.

 

 
 
 
 
Dianne Murray
Advisor  

Dianne Murray has been active in the HCI field since 1979, with a joint degree in CS and Psychology. As a research scientist in a UK government laboratory she carried out some of the earliest work in adaptive interfaces. She then held a Senior Fellowship in an innovative multidisciplinary research group. She has been a long-time educator in HCI and SE and is a highly experienced usability consultant. In 2012, she was elected President EACE, serving for four years, and remains on the Executive Committee as an Advisor. She was Editor-in-Chief for the journal “Interacting with Computers” for the past 16 years. She has published and edited 8 books, the most recent being “Interacting with Presence in VR” and the previous publication on personal privacy concerns in “Usability in Government Systems”

 

 
 
 
 
Assaf Botzer
Observer  

Assaf Botzer received his MSc and Ph.D. from the department of industrial engineering & management at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, where he specialized in Human Factors engineering. His former education was in Psychology. He is currently a faculty member at the department of industrial engineering and management at Ariel University, Israel. He specializes in cognitive engineering and studies decision making with decision support systems, interaction styles under stress, physiological responses to effort and stress and human interaction with gaze-interfaces. He has joined the EACE board as an observer in 2013

 

 
 
 
 
Gerrit van der Veer
Adviser  

Prof. Dr. Gerrit C. van der Veer has been working in University since 1961.He started in Cognitive Psychology, moved to Ergonomics, and into Computer Science, where he specialized in design of interactive systems. He has been teaching in many European countries including Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Romania, The Netherlands and China. 
His research concerns user centered design methods, task modeling, individual differences, cultural differences, mental models, and visualization. 
He is currently employed by the Dutch Open University Faculty of Computer Science, the University of Sassari (Italy) Faculty of Architecture and the Maritime University of Dalian (China) Faculty of Computer Science.

Gerrit is President of ACM SIGCHI, the world leading international society for human-computer interaction.
gerrit@acm.org