Jens Herder is a professor of the Department of Media at
the Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences. He served for four years
as the head of the Department of Media. During this time the
Bachelor of Science Media and applied Information Technology
as well as the Master of Science Virtual Reality programs
were introduced. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the
Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting. At the
Virtual Sets and Virtual Environments Laboratory,
he experiments with interaction processes for new media applications.
After studying computer science with minor subject
architectural design at the Technical University of Darmstadt,
he worked as a software engineer for Symbolics Systemhaus GmbH.
In a project for Lufthansa, he
developed an object-oriented, versioned
database that is the basis for a flight schedule
workbench. He was responsible for a joint project with the FZI
(research institute at the University of
Karlsruhe) to develop a Common Lisp Interface
In 1993, he built up the Computer Industry Laboratory at
the new University of Aizu. There he taught computer graphics,
algorithms, and programming. He managed
student research projects on image processing
(applied to sake bottling quality control) and
virtual reality. He did the user interface design
for the Intelligent Health Care System.
As a member of the Spatial Media Group,
he was responsible for design and implementation of
the Sound Spatialization Framework.
In 1999, he was concurrently appointed to the Research
Center for Advanced Technology with focus on
applications for the Gigabit project.
In the same year, he got his Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering
from the University of Tsukuba. His dissertation has the title
"A Sound Spatialization Resource Management Framework."
His last position at the University of Aizu was assistant
professor at the Shape Modeling Laboratory.