Dr. Stefan M. Grünvogel
Stefan Grüvogel email: gruenvogel@nomadslab.org

Co-founder and member of the board of the NOMADS Lab.

Stefan Grünvogel's work focuses on supporting the collaboration between scientists, artists and developers. He did research in various areas, starting with mathematical control theory, character animation and interaction in mixed realities, non-linear storytelling, formal models in game design and aesthetics of computer games.

He received his diploma and his doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Augsburg in Germany, where he worked on controllability questions for mathematical control systems.

After working for a short time period in industry in various fields of systems management, he spent several years at the Laboratory for Mixed Realities at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where he got in close contact with media arts. There he was responsible for the development of the real-time character animation system and the choreography editor for virtual characters in the mobile multi-user mixed reality environment mqube. He collaborated in different projects ranging from non-linear storytelling for virtual environments up to a documentary film on out-of-body experiences.

As an invited professor at the Multimedia Systems and Man Machine Interface group of the CEDRIC at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) in Paris, he worked on formal models for game design. Together with other colleagues, Stefan has founded the non-profit organization NOMADS Lab.

Research Topics: human-computer interaction, game design, formal models, aesthetics, mixed realities, computer animation, control theory