At a ceremony at the University of Vienna Bernd Resch (Heidelberg University and University of Salzburg) received the Theodor-Körner Award in the category of medicine, natural sciences and technology. The Price was awarded by the Austrian Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology (bmvit).
In his work, Bernd Resch focuses on assessing human emotions with a variety of sensors including psycho-physiological wearable sensors, “People as Sensors”-based observations, and social media posts from the Twitter network. He aims at finding out how human emotions can be used for urban planning.
As one of the republic’s most presigious price, the Theodor-Körner Award is bestowed annually as recognition on outstanding scientific work of young scientists. After the ceremony the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer, invited the laureates to the Wiener Hofburg.