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Thomas Mejtoft is an Associate Professor of Media Technology at Umeå University, Sweden, appointed Excellent Teacher and since 2011 acting as the director of the five-year integrated Master of Science study program in Interaction Technology and Design. He has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and is frequent as lecturer and visiting scholar at the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.
Thomas hold dual MSc degrees in Engineering Physics and Business from Umeå University and a PhD in Media Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. His research and teaching interests include not only media technology, interaction technology, interaction design and students’ learning, but also digitalization, value creation, concurrent sourcing, marketing issues and technological changes connected to the media and the media industry.
Thomas was the recipient of the Faculty of Science and Technology’s Pedagogical Prize in 2016 for his efforts to inspire students and teachers to take part in creative high quality education. His work has been both published in international journals and has been presented at numerous international conferences within different areas including best paper awards at the ANZMAC and the CHI conferences.