Mr. Sebastian Denef

Guest lecturer

Mr. Sebastian Denef

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • PhD Industrial Design Eingineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2011
  • Diplom Media System Designer, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany, 2005

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deeptech Startups

ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • 08/2016- Visiting Professor, Innopolis University
  • 06/2013-05/2017 Project Lead, Fraunhofer IAO, Berlin
  • 10/2006-05/2013 Research Fellow, Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, textbooks, chapters in books, reports

Articles in peer reviewed and professional journals

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD

  • 08/2004-04/2005 Volunteer, Ghana New Ventures Competition, Accra, Ghana
  • 09/2003-02/2004 Intern, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, USA

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS

  • EU Projects: MEDIA4SEC, WearIT@Work, OpenInterface, COMPOSITE. (2006-2019)
  • German Projects: Landmarke
  • Research on Social Media Adoption, Safety Critical IoT, Computing for Firefighters, Smart Homes, Multimodal Interaction in Games, Empathic and Co-Design methods.
  • Acquired German and EU research projects with a total project volume of > € 20 M. Coordinated R&D projects with companies such as France Telecom, Capgemini, Dräger, and an interdisciplinary network of researchers from 15 organizations in 10 countries.
  • Published some of the most cited research on the adaptation of social media by police forces that accelerated adoption around the world. Promoted research findings with user groups, in leading academic conferences and in interviews on radio and TV.
  • Designed Fraunhofer’s TÜV accredited expert training on usability engineering. Taught several hundred professionals in usable experience design.

CONSULTING PROJECTS

  • IPERF Institute: Strategy at SAP SE, Innovation Consulting Bayer SE

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 11/2011 Essay Competition “Management, what is it good for?”, Awarded by the Peter Drucker Society, Vienna, Austria.
  • 04/2004-10/2005 Scholarship of the e-fellows Group
  • 01/2003-10/2005 Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation

News

27 July 2022 | All news | Achievements
GSOM SPbU Expert Was Awarded As the Best Speaker of "Archipelago 2022"

Rostislav Speransky was recognized as the best speaker of the project-educational intensive "Archipelago 2022".

20 July 2022 | All news | EMBA & Executive Education | Achievements
A GSOM SPbU Partner Business School XXI Century-Consult Was Awarded The №1 Business School Title

Business Schooll XXI CENTURY-CONSULT, a partner of GSOM SPbU, won the Annual National Prize "Number One" and was awarded the №1 Business School title in Minsk, Belarus.

15 July 2022 | All news | Alumni
GSOM SPbU 2022 Alumni Received Their Longed-for Diplomas

151 Bachelor, 90 Master and three Doctor students received their diplomas.

14 July 2022 | All news | Цыбова Виктория Сергеевна | Кучеров Дмитрий Геннадьевич | Лисовская Антонина Юрьевна | Алканова Ольга Николаевна
An article by GSOM SPbU experts published in an ABS rated journal

Academic article Brand orientation, employer branding and internal branding: Do they effect on recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic? by the experts from the Graduate School of Management of Saint Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) was published in the Journal of Business Research — an international ABS rated journal (level B)

13 July 2022 | All news | Alumni
Terracotta Sails: GSOM SPbU EMBA / MBA Alumni Meeting

MBA/EMBA alumni of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) met at the annual summer reunion on July 7.

11 July 2022 | All news | Center CSRs | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Director of the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility at GSOM SPbU was awarded for his contribution to the development of ESG in Russia

On July 7, the Association of Managers announced the winners of the award "For contribution to the development of ESG in Russia". The event took place as part of the forum “Challenge-2030. Sustainable Development of Regions” at the Moscow Multimedia Center “Russia Today”. In total, 17 representatives of the Russian business community were awarded for personal merits in achieving sustainable development goals.

1 July 2022 | Алканова Ольга Николаевна | All news
Continuous Improvement in Action: How one of the main GSOM SPbU Values is put into Practice

Continuous improvement philosophy at GSOM SPbU implies constant enhancement of the academic programs to ensure that the Business School alumni gain up-to-date knowledge, skills and expertise and become competitive in the international labor market. GSOM Experts talk about the methods and results of The Assurance of Learning Committee's work. 

28 June 2022 | All news | Арай Юлия Николаевна | Center CSRs
GSOM SPbU Summer School of Social Entrepreneurship launched on the International Day of Social Business

June 28 is the International Day of Social Business. On this day the School of Social Entrepreneurship was launched, organized by the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) with the support of JTI and the Our Future Foundation for Regional Social Programs

24 June 2022 | All news | Алканова Ольга Николаевна
University Business Schools as Full-fledged Players on the Corporate Education Market: Olga Dergunova told at the Corporate Education Leaders Forum

The First Corporate Education Leaders Forum was held in Lipetsk on 20–24 June. Managers and representatives of educational divisions of companies, training centers, business schools and universities discussed the new promising cooperation vectors. 

24 June 2022 | All news | Алканова Ольга Николаевна | Центр преподавательского мастерства | IT
GSOM SPbU presented a universal concept of a hybrid classroom for universities

The Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU), with the support of VTB Bank, started its digital transformation in 2018. That is why the Business School was better equipped than others for the emergency shift to distance learning during the pandemic and became a pioneer in implementation of hybrid learning and teaching in the country

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