6 December 2017

New CCC Management Team – New CCC Vision


Centre for Communication and Computing (CCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of the new management team effective from 1 November 2017. New Head of Centre Sebastian Boring, Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science (and former Vice Head) and new Vice Head of Centre Laura Skouvig, Associate Professor at Department of Information Studies.

Both researchers have played an active role in the interdisciplinary research centre CCC for several years and during the first month at the helm, they have set a vision to bring CCC to the next level.

CCC 2.0

- Our vision is to bring CCC to the next level, by consolidating and expanding the results CCC has produced so far. We coin this as CCC 2.0. While the approach will be new, the core commitment remains unchanged: we see CCC as a consortium of individual people and researchers, and we commit to the original vision of CCC of bringing people across disciplines together to collaborate and to create successful interdisciplinary projects and funding applications, says the new management team, Sebastian Boring and Laura Skouvig.

To strengthen CCC, they wish to position the centre at the university as research incubator – particularly for research in the nexus between computing and human communication and (more broadly speaking) in the nexus between technology, people, and society.

To perform this transformation, they will reintroduce CCC to the researchers at the currently involved departments (DIKU, MCC, NorS, and INF), focusing on answering the following questions: (1) what does CCC provide and offer? And (2), what do researchers involved in CCC expect from the centre? This means that both Sebastian and Laura will engage in a dialogue with researchers in order to (re)-promote CCC and the opportunities our center provides.

- More concretely, we will introduce the new lab facilities at the South Campus, and present the first research initiative, Glocal Digital Infrastructures. We seek to invite new interdisciplinary research initiatives, and discuss the possibilities offered by CCC in terms of support and incubation. Lastly, we seek to elicit what grand challenges researchers see in the field of computing and human communication: what are the most central societal themes to explore? And how can CCC provide even better support for starting up new projects?

Meet the New Management Team

Head of Centre, Sebastian Boring

Sebastian Boring is Associate Professor in the Human-Centred Computing Section at Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on novel interaction techniques on mobile and augmented reality devices. He is particularly interested in making virtual information tangible. His research includes both the development of sophisticated sensing and tracking technologies as well as the design and evaluation of such interaction techniques. Before coming to Copenhagen, Sebastian was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Interactions Lab at the University of Calgary, Canada. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Munich, Germany in 2010.

Vice Head of Centre, Laura Skouvig

Laura Skouvig is Associate Professor in Information Studies at Department of Information Studies, University of Copenhagen. She has a master in History and German from University of Aarhus and wrote her PhD-thesis on the history of public libraries in Denmark. Her primary scientific interest is the field of information history as a sub-field of history. From this perspective, she investigates information historically focusing on themes as the information age and information society, information networks, surveillance and communication of information. In general, her research deals with the interaction between people, technology and society.