Biography: Stefan Müller Arisona

Stefan Müller ArisonaDr. sc. nat., University of Zurich 2004 – MSc Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich 1998 – MSc Computer Science, Uppsala University 1997

Professor of Computer Science, Institute of 4D Technologies (i4Ds), University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW

Senior Research Fellow, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre, ETH Zürich & Chair of Information Architecture, ETH Zürich

Dr. Stefan Müller Arisona is professor of computer science at the Institute of 4D Technologies (i4Ds) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW and senior research fellow at ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. His main interests are the application of computer graphics, digital media, and human-computer interaction principles to a variety of fields such as architectural and urban modelling, digital art and entertainment, or digital media authoring.

He studied computer science at Uppsala University (MSc, Sweden, 1997) and electrical engineering at ETH Zurich (MSc, Switzerland, 1998), and completed his PhD at the University of Zurich in 2004. Subsequently, he worked at ETH Zurich’s Computer Systems Institute (Postdoc, 2005 – 2007), UCSB’s Media Arts and Technology programme (Swiss NSF Fellow, 2007 – 2008), and ETH Zurich’s chair of information architecture (Senior Researcher, 2008 – 2010). In 2010 he moved to Singapore as a principal investigator to build up the newly founded Singapore-ETH Centre and its Future Cities Laboratory, and was affiliated to NTU’s School of Engineering (Adj. Associate Professor, 2011 – 2013). In 2014, he was elected professor of computer science at FHNW.

Since 1994, Stefan has obtained extensive industry experience. From 1994 – 1998 he worked as a part-time senior engineer at Quix Computerware AG, porting operating systems to new hardware platforms and writing hardware device drivers for enterprise storage systems. From 1998 – 2000, he was a Unix system engineer and consultant at Atraxis AG, Swissair’s IT operator. In 2008 he joined the ETH Zurich spin-off company Procedural Inc. as a software architect and contributed to the CityEngine, one of the most advanced generative modelling tools for urban environments. Procedural has received numerous international awards, such as Red Herring Top 100, and was acquired by ESRI in 2011.

Stefan is a co-founder of the Corebounce Association (Zurich, 2001), and since 2005, he has been the scientific director of ETH Zurich’s Digital Art Weeks, an annual symposium and festival that explores new movements in digital art. He is a co-founder and a fellow of the Institute for the Converging Arts and Sciences (ICAS, University of Greenwich, 2009). As an artist, DJ, and VJ, he has performed internationally and his artworks have appeared worldwide at renowned venues such as Cabaret Voltaire (Switzerland, 2007) or the Ars Electronica Center (Austria, 2006 – 2008 and 2009 – 2010). From 2011 – 2013 he was resident VJ at the world-famous Zouk Singapore.

CV is available upon request.