Dr. llhan Aslan


Akad. Rat

E-Mail: aslan { at }

Research Interests

My research focus is in multimodal Human-Computer Interaction and how new  technologies and digitalization can help humans to become more productive/competent and healthy. I consider my computing and design research as positive and constructive (and occasionally critical), aiming to test/understand the current state of human-artefact relations in specific situations and to explore future (digital) alternatives and human experiences. 

Reserach Projects

I am currently a co-lead and prinicipal investigator in the following nationally funded reseach projects:

ForDigitHealth (Verbundprojekt gefördert durch das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst) (start: June 2019)

DIGISTA ( (gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) (start: September 2018)

In a nutshell, in ForDigithealth we focus on how humans can collaborate with machine learning (ML) based health solutions to improve their wellbeing by allowing humans to become compentent and autonom in and through interactions with ML/AI components. DIGISTA addresses issues related with materialities in future cities. We focus specifically on mixed reality scenarios and environments, IoT, and how digitalization changes affordances of everyday things. 

Considering the reseach projects, I am also happy to supervise students who are interested in identifying and addressing project-related research (questions)


Please check out my google scholar profile. 


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.

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, positive computing and well-being topics 
  • and combinations  



Multimodal Interaction with holograms:
Peter Fefelow (ongoing)
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)


Alexander Renk (Master Thesis, ongoing)

Marius Pfeil (Bachelor Thesis, 2019)
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)

External (Co-PhD Advisor):

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