Gerrit Niezen

Postdoc, FIT Lab

Gerrit Niezen is a postdoc at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom. Previously he was a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial Design at TU Eindhoven. He received BEng Computer Engineering and MEng Computer Engineering (with distinction) degrees from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After spending a brief period in industry, he returned to the University of Pretoria as a lecturer, teaching undergraduate classes in software engineering and network security, as well as a postgraduate class in wireless sensor networks. After completing a PhD in the Netherlands, he joined the Computer Science Department at Swansea University in September 2012.

Research Interests

  • Continuous interaction and manual control theory
  • Medical device design
  • Ontologies and the Semantic Web
  • Interaction design
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Gesture recognition



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  • Address: Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK