Associate Professor Marcus Foth is the founder and director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and Principal Research Fellow with the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation at Queensland University of Technology.
Professor Foth’s research explores human-computer interaction design and development at the intersection of people, place and technology with a focus on urban informatics, social media, ubiquitous computing and mobile applications.
The high quality of Foth’s research work has attracted over $2M in national competitive grants and industry funding since 2006. The planning, design and development site Planetizen lists Foth in the top 25 leading thinkers and innovators in the field of urban planning and technology.
Professor Foth has authored and co-authored over 80 articles published in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings. He is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics (IGI, 2009), co-author of Action Research and New Media (Hampton Press, 2009), and co-editor of From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen (MIT Press, 2012). He is the conference chair of the 5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2011 in Brisbane.