Dr. llhan Aslan


Akad. Rat

E-Mail: aslan { at }


Research Interests

My research focus is broadly on embodied interaction and multimodal human-artefact relations. I like to take inspirations from embodied and situated theories of cognition and related frameworks into the design of multi-modal “interfaces” (or aesthetic embodied experiences). I consider my computing and design research as positive and constructive, aiming to test/understand the current state of human-artefact relations in specific situations and trying to explore future alternatives and experiences. 


My teaching activities focus on Human-Computer Interaction, Usability Engineering, Physical Computing/IoT and  Intelligent User Interfaces, including Machine learning and AI aspects.  

Projektmodule / Praxismodule

If you are interested to do a Projektmodul or Praxismodul in HCI please send me an e-mail. I like to consider Projektmodul/Praxismodul work as a first step towards identifying a potential follow-up Bachelor or Master theses. Topics are similiar to Bachelor or Master theses topics but less focussed and more explorative.

(Dec 18/Jan 19) I am currently looking for (a) student(s) who I would like to supervise in methodlogically setting up and condcuting a user study for embodiment in VR (using motion capturing suits) as part of their Master thesis work or Projektmodul.  

Bachelor / Master Theses

I am happy to supervise students who are interested in HCI, IxD, and interactive Machine Learning topics, such as:

  • Body-sensitive interaction techniques(including gestures, wearables, physiologcal sensors, and tools supporting human cognition)
  • Interaction in VR, AR, and mixed-reality with a focus on embodiment and materiality
  • Interactive/Collaborative Machine Learning with a focus on supporting UX and human potential (including creativity)
  • IoT topics with a focus on human bodily experience
  • General Usability/UX and well-being topics 
  • and combinations  



Multimodal Interaction with holograms:
Fabian Brain (ongoing)

Embodiment in Virtual Reality:
Sebastian Bernhard (WS2018)
Thomas Metzler (WS2018)
Alexander Renk (WS2018)

Gesture and Gaze:
Tobias Gerhard(SS2018) 
Julian Zauner (SS2018)


Augmented Pen 
Susana V. Garcia (SS2018)


Marius Pfeil (Bachelor Thesis, ongoing)
Alexander Renk (Master Thesis, ongoing)

Stephanie Metzger (Bachelor Thesis, 2018)
Susana V. Garcia (Bachelor Thesis, 2018)
Simon Raedler (Master Thesis, 2018)
Florian Mueller (Master Thesis, 2018)
Julian Kraus (Bachelor Thesis, 2018)
Bjoern Bittner (Master Thesis, 2018)
Maximilian Reich (Master Thesis, 2017)
Fabian Brain (Bachelor Thesis, 2017)


Nicole Perterer (Salzburg University, Doctoral Thesis, Co-Advisor, ongoing)
Katja Neureiter (Salzburg University, Doctoral Thesis, Co-Advisor, 2016)




Please check out my google scholar profile.