Dr. Holger Kenn
Phone:  +49 89 3176 8196 (New Number!)
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e-Mail: holger.kenn(at)microsoft.com
Microsoft Academic Profile: Holger Kenn 

About me


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Research:  Teaching:
  • List of Publications
  • Ph.D Thesis:
    CubeOS: A component-based operating system for autonomous systems [pdf] [ps.gz]
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    August 2001
  • Diploma-Thesis:
    Entwurf eines einfachen Client-Server-Systems zur Verteilung von Schlüsseldaten asymmetrischer Kryptosysteme  [pdf] [ps.gz]
    Diplomarbeit am Fachbereich Informatik,
    Universität des Saarlandes, 1996 
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From October 1st, 2007 to January 2014, I worked at Microsoft Advanced Technology Labs Europe (formerly known as Microsoft EMIC) in Aachen, Germany. In the meantime, the lab has moved to Munich.

My research topic was next-generation devices and system software, including mobile and wearable devices.

From August 1st, 2004, to September 30, 2007, I was the scientific lead of the wearable computing group at the chair of Prof. Herzog at the TZI.

The Wearable Computing group works on various theoretical and applied research topics in wearable computing, among others wearable user interfaces, social networks, context detection and reasoning, human-human and human-machine cooperation.

Wearable User Interfaces

With the wearable computing group, I worked on a portable user interface framework for mobile and wearable devices. It defines the user interfaces in an abstract and device-independent way, therefore allowing device-specific and context-specific adaptation of the interface. This is an ourcome of the WearIT@Work EU Project .

We have also designed a number of input devices for wearable computing such as the GestureBand and the WinspectGlove. A local copy of the information can be also found here

Indoor Localization and Mapping

With Stephane Beauregard and Burcu Cinaz, I worked on various approaches for context recognition for wearables, including the so-called HeadSLAM mechanism for LADAR-based simultaneous localization and mapping for pedestrians using a head-mounted LADAR and IMU.


At the moment, I am not teaching

In the past, I was supervising a number of Diploma, Bachelor and Master Theses at Uni Bremen.

I am occasionally teaching my course on Wearable Computing at the department of computer science of the University Bremen .

Other course material of my previous courses at both the CS department of the Bremen University and at the Jacobs University (formerly called International University Bremen) can be found here.

This page has been created by Holger Kenn