Gerrit Niezen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial Design at TU Eindhoven. He received BEng Computer Engineering and MEng Computer Engineering (with distinction) degrees from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After spending a brief period in industry, he returned to the University of Pretoria as a lecturer, teaching undergraduate classes in software engineering and network security, as well as a postgraduate class in wireless sensor networks. He joined the Designed Intelligence research group at TU/e in July 2009.
Gerrit’s current interests include interaction design, semantic web technologies, wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous computing and gesture recognition.