Thomas Bohné

Founder & Head, Cyber-Human Lab, University of Cambridge

Thomas is Founder and Head of the Cyber-Human Lab at the University of Cambridge. The lab focuses on how human abilities can be amplified with technologies to improve human performance in industrial contexts. The lab’s team works with a wide range of technology prototypes and emerging digital technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, exoskeletons, sensors and vision-based activity recognition. The lab’s team blends these technologies with human skills into cyber-human systems and uses an experimental approach to understand and optimise the performance of these systems. In the last 18 months, his lab’s team has worked with over 100 organisations and run experiments with over 1,000 participants. He and his team received the Institute for Manufacturing’s Research Excellence Award 2019, the Best Paper Award of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems, and was nominated for the Best Paper Award at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

Thomas holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, an MPhil from Cambridge’s Judge Business School, and an MLitt from the University of St Andrews. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and has held positions at RWTH Aachen University and University of Auckland, as well as in several companies. He is currently Co-Founder, Senior Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Cambridge University VR / AR Society; and Senior Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC).

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