Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University welcomes Martin Valdemar Anker Lindrup as a new member of the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) group. From September 2020, he joins the group as PhD student, working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and sustainable food consumption.
Martin Valdemar Anker Lindrup holds a Bachelor's degree in Techno-Anthropology and a Master's degree in IT Design and Application Development, both from Aalborg University. He graduated this past summer.
Describe your area and research interests?
- In general, my research interest revolves around HCI in all sorts of contexts. This interest blossomed relatively late in my studies when my project group and I did a study on visual impairment. We experienced how a group of people use smartphones and computers and that opened up a whole new world to me. From then on, I knew that I wanted to study different kinds of interactions between humans and computers. With new ways of interacting with computers surfacing and maturing each year, I see my future research within HCI to be no less interesting.
Which current projects are you going to work on?
- My current work is within HCI and sustainable food consumption. This is a relatively new field of research to me, and I find it very exciting and relevant in today's society. Throughout my PhD, I am investigating the knowledge gap between what the population knows about sustainable food consumption and what people need to know to act in an informed way. Also, what kind of technology is out there to support our decision-making and how are these perceived by users. Lastly, my work focuses on developing prototypes that can close the beforementioned gap and potentially lead to more sustainable food consumption in the future.
Why did you choose to begin your career at Aalborg University?
I have always had a rather strong feeling towards continuing in academia. Still, the decisive factor was the interesting, open-minded people who were my teachers and supervisors during my studies - and the whole atmosphere at the Department of Computer Science, which has a rather casual - yet disciplined - and social feel to it.