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
2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Current Appointments
Professor of Urban Informatics
2014 – ∞
QUT Design Lab, Queensland University of Technology
Honorary Professor
2016 – 2021
School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark
Past Appointments
Founding Director, QUT Design Lab
2016 – 2017
School of Design, Queensland University of Technology
Research Leader (Design)
2015
School of Design, Queensland University of Technology
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, Queensland University of Technology
Smart Futures Fellow
2009 – 2011
Queensland Government, co-sponsored by National ICT Australia (NICTA)
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow
2009 – 2011
Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
Visiting Fellow
2007
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD)
2006 – 2008
ARC Discovery DP0663854: New Media in the Urban Village
Education
PhD
2006
Queensland 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)
2002
Queensland 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)
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
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.”
Chair of DIS 2016
I 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 dis2016.org and follow @acmDIS.
h-index
My 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 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.