Professor Marcus Foth FACS

Professor Marcus Foth
BMultimedia Griffith, BCompSc(Hons) Germany, MA PhD QUT, JP(Qual.) Qld, MACM (Snr), FACS CP
2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Current Appointments
Professor of Urban Informatics
2014 – ∞
QUT Design Lab
Honorary Professor
2016 – 2021
School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark
Past Appointments
Visiting Professor
2019
Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Founding Director, QUT Design Lab
2016 – 2017
School of Design, QUT
Research Leader (Design)
2015
School of Design, QUT
Professor in Residence
2013
Computer Science & Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
Visiting Professor
2013
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Research Fellow on Innovation & Cultural Industries
2011 – 2012
Australian Business Foundation, co-sponsored by the Aurora Foundation
Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow
2009 – 2014
Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
Queensland Government Smart Futures Fellow
2009 – 2011
Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow
2009 – 2011
Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
Visiting Fellow
2007
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD)
2006 – 2008
Creative Industries Faculty, QUT
Education
PhD
2006
QUT, Australia

Towards a Design Methodology to Support Social Networks of Residents in Inner-City Apartment Buildings Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Initiative Scholarship [amongst the Top 10 PhD applicants] Scholarship from the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID) Executive Dean’s Commendation for Higher Degree Research 2006

MA (Digital Media)
2002
QUT, Australia

Backing up the Smart State: E-Security in Queensland's Small and Medium Enterprises Grade Point Average (GPA): 7.00

BCompSc (Hons) (Media Informatics)
2002
Furtwangen University, Germany

Diplom-Informatiker (FH) Medieninformatik equivalent to Bachelor of Computer Science (First Class Honours) (Media Informatics) equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA): 6.79 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement 2002, Mayor of Furtwangen, Germany

BMultimedia
2000
Griffith University, Australia

Grade Point Average (GPA): 6.63 Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2000

Achievement Highlights
Good Design Australia Awards
In 2020, the QUT BeefLedger project was recognised as a Good Design Australia Award Winner in the commercial services category, and the BeefLegends community engagement component won a Good Design Australia Award in the design strategy category.
Fellow of the ACS
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) made me a fellow for “a sustained and distinguished contribution to the field of computer science. Foth is the international thought leader who coined the term urban informatics – now adopted by universities and industry worldwide. Foth’s work makes clear how academic research can successfully respond to societal challenges.”
h-index
My h-index is currently 48 with 7,000+ total citations (Google Scholar).
Tall Poppy
I received a Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2013 by the Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS) recognising Queensland’s best scientists, combining world-class research with a passionate commitment to communicating science.
Top thinker & innovator
In 2011, I was inducted by the planning, design and development site Planetizen to the world’s top 25 leading thinkers and innovators in the field of urban planning and technology.