Professor Marcus Foth FACS

Professor Marcus Foth FACS
Professor Marcus Foth BMultimedia Griffith, BCompSc(Hons) Germany, MA PhD QUT, JP(Qual.) Qld, MACM (Snr), FACS CP
+61 7 3138 8772
2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia

Professor of Urban Informatics
QUT Design Lab
Queensland University of Technology

Current Appointments
Professor of Urban Informatics2014 – ∞QUT Design Lab, Queensland University of Technology
Honorary Professor2016 – 2021School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark
Past Appointments
Founding Director, QUT Design Lab2016 – 2017School of Design, Queensland University of Technology
Research Leader (Design)2015School of Design, Queensland University of Technology
Professor in Residence2013Computer Science & Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
Visiting Professor2013Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Research Fellow on Innovation & Cultural Industries2011 – 2012Australian Business Foundation, co-sponsored by the Aurora Foundation
Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow2009 – 2014Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
Smart Futures Fellow2009 – 2011Queensland Government, co-sponsored by National ICT Australia (NICTA)
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow2009 – 2011Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
Visiting Fellow2007Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD)2006 – 2008ARC Discovery DP0663854: New Media in the Urban Village
PhD2006Queensland University of Technology, 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)2002Queensland University of Technology, 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)2002Furtwangen 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

BMultimedia2000Griffith University, Australia

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

Achievement Highlights
Fellow of the ACSThe 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.”
Chair of DIS 2016I was the conference chair of the ACM SIGCHI Designing Interactive Systems (DIS'16) conference that was held 4-8 June 2016 in Brisbane. Find out more at and follow @acmDIS.
h-indexMy h-index is currently 36 with 4,200+ total citations (Google Scholar). Connecting broad areas of scholarship incl. arts, design, media, and technology, a citation analysis is challenging as no single measure accurately reflects my cross-disciplinary publication portfolio.
Tall PoppyI 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 & innovatorIn 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.