DR Niels Wouters

DR Niels Wouters


  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Architecture
  • Public Displays
  • Urban Informatics



  • Dr. Niels Wouters is an Academic Specialist with the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne. He studied architectural design, computer science and human-computer interaction in Belgium, Portugal, Austria and Australia, and holds a PhD in architectural engineering from University of Leuven. Niels investigates the design and functional qualities of media facades and urban screens, in order to create novel and compelling interactions between the urban realm, architecture and citizens. He currently advises Science Gallery Melbourne on the creative and functional requirements of their digital media fit-out, including an interactive media facade, and immersive exhibition spaces and learning spaces.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 2016
  • MSc, University of Antwerp 2011
  • BSc, Karel de Grote University College 2005


Available for supervision

  • Y