Lars Erik Holmquist is Professor in Media Technology at Södertörn University, manager of the Interaction Design and Innovation lab at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science, and a Research Leader at the Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre in Kista, Sweden. He previously led research groups at the Viktoria Institute and the Interactive Institute. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1996, his Ph.D. in Informatics in 2000, and became an associate professor in Applied IT in 2004, all at Göteborg University. In his work he has developed many pioneering interfaces and applications in the areas of ubiquitous computing and mobile services, including personal awareness devices, mobile games, visualization techniques for small screens, tangible interfaces and ambient displays. He has published extensively in the fields of ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction, information visualization and mobile applications.