Marcus Foth

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)



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Marcus Foth is Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education, and Social Justice, at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. Professor Foth’s research brings together people, place, and technology. He founded the Urban Informatics Research Lab in 2006 and the QUT Design Lab in 2016. Ahead of their time and before the term “smart cities” became popular, Foth pioneered a new field of study and practice: Urban informatics examines people creating, applying and using information and communication technology and data in cities and urban environments. A Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and an ACM Distinguished Speaker, Professor Foth has authored and co-authored over 200 peer reviewed publications. He currently serves as a member on the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts.