Professor Marcus Foth is the director of the QUT Design Lab, founder of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and professor in Interactive & Visual Design, School of Design, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. He is also an honorary professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Marcus’ research focuses on the relationships between people, place and technology. He leads a cross-disciplinary team that develops practical approaches to complex urban problems. He adopts human-computer interaction and design methodologies to build engagement around emerging issues facing our cities.
Marcus has authored and co-authored over 170 publications in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. In 2017, he was made a fellow of the Australian Computer Society. In 2013, he received a Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award, and 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.