Hedda R. Schmidtke's research interest is on intelligent applications for light-weight mobile and distributed systems, including computing platforms such as RFID, mobile phones, and Smart Spaces. She has published in the areas Smart Environments, Internet of Things, Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Wireless Sensor Networks, Geographic Information Systems, and Cognitive Science. She is co-editor in chief of the new Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments (Springer).

Research Interests

My research focuses on the notion of context. I am interested in

  • Context-dependent reasoning systems
  • Granularity and level-of-detail phenomena
  • Scalable systems
  • Context in cognitive reasoning processes
  • Neuronal basis of context-dependency

Moreover, I am interested in how technology can be used to overcome the negative consequences of colonization and globalization and leverage opportunities of globalization for development.


Most of my publications are accessible through DBLP or Scholar or this page.


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Office hours outside the semester by appointment.
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Education and Experience

 From 7/2015 University of Oregon, assistant professor
 1/2015-6/2015 Independent research scientist and software engineer, co-founder Village Mobile moVie (VMV)
ICT Center of Excellence in Rwanda (Carnegie Mellon University), assistant teaching professor
 4/2010-10/2011 TecO research group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, research director
 9/2009-3/2010 Technical University of Braunschweig, research associate
 2/2006-8/2009 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, research associate, research professor
 1/2000-1/2006 University of Hamburg, doctoral student and research assistant, research associate