Wijnand IJsselsteijn is a full professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Principal Investigator of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies Research Programme (ESDT).
Wijnand is an international leader in human-technology interaction. With a background in both social sciences (neuropsychology) and computer science (artificial intelligence), he is well-known for his work at the interface of humans and technology, as a proponent of user-centred and value-sensitive design. He has led the EU Working Group which resulted in the EU FET Proactive call on Presence Research and has coordinated major EU and NOW projects. He is scientific director of the interdisciplinary TU/e Center for Humans and Technology, which combines user-centred and value-sensitive approaches to technology understanding and design. He is also co-director of the four-university 4TU.Center for Humans and Technology. He has initiated and managed the successful Psychology & Technology major at TU/e – the first of its kind in the Netherlands with now around 120 students. He is the initiator of the successful PERSUASIVE technology conference series and has served on international boards.