Dr. Verma, H.

Himanshu Verma is Assistant Professor at the Knowledge and Intelligence Design (KInD) group of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). His research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, and Social Cognition.

Academic Background

Through his research, he has contributed methodologically to the ways of acquiring the latent aspects of social context, as well as demonstrated the ways of leveraging this knowledge in designing technologies that extend and support the cognitive, personal, and social processes. The focus of his inquiry, and the context for designing technological interventions has been collaboration studied at different levels: 1) He has studied group interactions with artefacts and demonstrated that the latent information contained in these interactions can foster the design of socially-aware technologies, 2) He has studied large-scale collaboration within built environments and showed that these collaborative practices can inform the design of sustainable and energy efficient offices, and 3) He has studied collaboration between humans and autonomous vehicles (AV's) and the ways in which this collaboration can be supported and improved.
Prior to joining TU Delft, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Human-IST Institute of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), LEARN Center at EPFL (Switzerland), and University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland.


  • 2010 – 2015
    PhD in Computer Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2008 – 2010
    M.Tech in Information Technology (Specialisation in Human-Computer Interaction), Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India


  • 2020 — Present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Design Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • 2019 — 2020
    Scientific Collaborator at LEARN Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • 2018 — 2020
    Scientific Collaborator at University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
  • 2015 – 2018
    Senior Researcher at Human-IST Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland