Bastian Pfleging is Full Professor (W3) for Ubiquitous Computing and Smart Systems at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. With a background in computer science, his expertise is in the fields of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous systems, multimodal interaction, natural user interfaces, and specifically automotive user interfaces.

From 2018 to 2021, he was Assistant Professor for Interactive Future Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


His research interests especially include novel concepts for designing the interior of future vehicles to support non-driving-related activities and the associated user experience as well as the interaction between automated vehicles and other road users, e.g. through external human-machine interfaces (eHMIs).

Bastian Pfleging is steering committee member of the AutomotiveUI conference series and serves and served the scientific community in different chair roles at various conferences such as CHI ‘19-21 (associate chair, subcommittee on user experience and usability), PerDis’19 (demo chair), Mensch und Computer ’21 (program chair) and ’19 (demo chair), UIST ’18 (treasurer), AutomotiveUI ’17 (program chair), AutomotiveUI ’15 and 16’ (work-in-progress and interactive demo chair). He will be the AutomotiveUI ’23 General Co-Chair. He is also member in program committees of HCI-related scientific conferences and serves as a reviewer and guest editor for various conferences, journals, and magazines.