Jun Hu, PDEng MEng


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Personal profile

Research profile

Dr. Jun Hu is Associate Professor of Social Computing and head of the DI group.  He has interests in the fields of social cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, human-computer interaction, industrial design, computer science and design education. He is Senior Member of ACM and Adjunct Professor at Jiangnan University and Zhejiang University, both in China. He is chair of the working group ‘Art and Entertainment’ of IFIP TC14. He is coordinator of the Digital Social Innovation Cluster and the TU/e DESIS Lab in the DESIS network. He serves the editorial board for international journals such as Information, International Journal of Arts and Technology, and EAI Transactions on Creative Technologies.

Hu has recruited about 25 PhD candidates for the department with scholarship funding. He has initiated or is involved in several EU projects such as Strategy for Change and Interactive Cognitive Environment, and industrial projects such as International SmartHealth Lab and Impuls II.

Academic background

Jun Hu holds a BSc in Computational Mathematics and an MEng in Computer Science from Northwest University, China. He obtained his PDEng in User-system Interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2001, followed by a PhD in Industrial Design in 2006. He started as Assistant Professor at TU/e in 2003 and became Associate Professor here in 2013. He is a system analyst and a senior programmer with qualifications from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China. From 2006 to 2007 he served as the Secretary-General for the Association of Chinese Scholars and Engineers in the Netherlands (VCWI) and from 2008 to 2009 as the Chairman.

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Research Output 2001 2019

A review of design interventions for promoting adolescents’ physical activity

Ma, Y., Veldhuis, A. H. M., Bekker, T., Hu, J. & Vos, S., 12 Jun 2019, IDC '19 Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 161-172 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Human computer interaction
Decision making

LightSit: an unobtrusive health-promoting system for relaxation and fitness microbreaks at work

Ren, X., Yu, B., Lu, Y., Zhang, B., Hu, J. & Brombacher, A., 9 May 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 9, 18 p., 2162

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Insurance Benefits

Segmentation of panels in d-Comics

Wang, X., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. & Rauterberg, M., 1 Jan 2019, Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation - 7th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2018, and 3rd EAI International Conference, DLI 2018, ICTCC 2018, Proceedings. Brooks, A. L., Brooks, E. & Sylla, C. (eds.). Springer, p. 28-37 10 p. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; vol. 265)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Segmentation of panels in D-comics

Wang, X., 14 Mar 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 196 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

Open Access

Slots-memento: facilitating intergenerational memento storytelling and preservation for the elderly

Li, C., Hu, J., Hengeveld, B. & Hummels, C., 17 Mar 2019, TEI 2019 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 359-366 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Display devices
Data storage equipment


Learning analytics for Lix puzzle-game

Vahdat, M. (Creator), Carvalho, M. B. (Creator), Funk, M. (Creator), Rauterberg, M. (Creator), Hu, J. (Creator), Anguita, D. (Creator), EASY, 17 Jan 2017


Press / Media

Student theses


Author: Kouwenberg, S., 30 Apr 2008

Supervisor: Reindl, L. (Supervisor 1), Terken, J. (Supervisor 2) & Hu, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

A new lighting experience system for the Philips Hue

Author: Muntinga, B. J., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Funk, M. (Supervisor 1), Hu, J. (Supervisor 2) & Rook, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Bachelor

AquaReader: a waterproof story

Author: Vorstenbosch, D., 2006

Supervisor: Hu, J. (Supervisor 1), Vananderoye, D. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & Cherian, L. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Blurring the boundaries

Author: Offermans, S., 30 Nov 2009

Supervisor: Hu, J. (Supervisor 1) & Reindl, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Design for sleep paralysis

Author: Matthijsse, D., 2016

Supervisor: Hu, J. (Supervisor 1), Markopoulos, P. (Supervisor 2), Overeem, S. (Supervisor 2), Tao, L. (Supervisor 2) & de Wit, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor