Prof. Dr. Martin Hitz holds a Ph.D. in computer science from TU Wien (1989). Since 2000, he has been a full professor at the University of Klagenfurt, heading the Interactive Systems group, which deals with HCI, non-classical user interfaces, and usability. From 2001 to 2006 and from 2012 to 2020, he was vice-rector; in 2006, he prepared the founding of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, which he headed from 2007 to 2012. Since 2022, Hitz serves as chairman of the Senate. He is also a board member of the Austrian Computer Society and Informatics Austria.