| ||Frederik Pfisterer || pfisterer at cmu dot edu |
Frederick Pfisterer is a student in the Master of Human Computer Interaction program, attending courses at the University of Madeira and at Carnegie Mellon. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science in Media from Furtwangen University, where he also did research on interactive television user interfaces. His work experience includes being self-employed for several years doing web development projects; he was also a usability engineer for software products in the field of artificial intelligence, ontology engineering and semantic wikis at Ontoprise GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany), and a web developer and IT consultant for web based CRM applications at relationship marketing solutions GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany). His research interests parallel Weiser, looking forward to a dawning age of calm technology, and developing technologies that make computers more ubiquitous, smart and intuitive while wasting less of people's time. He joined the MHCI program because it combines theory and research with practical project work. His professional goals are to work in an environment where he will be able to combine research, consulting, and management work to forge products that help users to do more while keeping the product economically feasible. Originally from Stuttgart, Germany, he enjoys many outdoor sports including windsurfing, cycling, and skiing.