prof.dr. J.B.F. van Erp (Jan)

Full Professor

About Me

I believe that technology should support our performance, safety, well-being and our strive for happiness. Therefore I work on Human-Technology Symbiosis.

Although I am primarily a scientist, I also work with artists and try to involve the general public in the discussion on technological advancements and what these may mean for human kind. Popular topics in this regard are Human-Robot Interaction, Intelligent Agents, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Cyborgs.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Engineering & Materials Science
Remote Control

Ancillary Activities

  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
    Raad van Advies HvA Expertisecentrum Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • TNO
    Applied Research


Weda, J. , Mader, A. H., van Schaik, M., Meijer, A., Kolesnyk, D. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2023). Textured materials can enhance tactile actuators for emotional expression and passive touch experiences. CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023, Hamburg, Germany. https://rca-media2.rca.ac.uk/documents/3._CHI23_Judith.pdf
Stuldreher, I. V., Kaneko, D., Hiraguchi, H. , B. F. van Erp, J., & Brouwer, A. M. (2023). EEG measures of attention toward food-related stimuli vary with food neophobia. Food quality and preference, 106, 1-10. [104805]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2022.104805
Weda, J., Hennell, E., Reibring, M., Cedermalm, S., Eklöv, L., Håkansson, M., Nordström, J. , Dertien, E. C. , Mader, A. H., Jager, E. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2022). Demo: Mckibben haptic sleeve. 13th International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, EuroHaptics 2022, Hamburg, Germany. https://eurohaptics.ha.tuhh.de/DE011_teaser
Falcone, S. , Englebienne, G. , Heylen, D. K. J. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2022). Assessing the Pupil Dilation as Implicit Measure of the Sense of Embodiment in Two User Studies. Abstract from 12th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, MB 2022, Krakow (Virtual), Poland.
Falcone, S., Zhang, L., Pradhan, S. , Englebienne, G., Brouwer, A-M., Cocu, I., Stuldreher, I., Heuvel, M., de Vries, P., Gijsbertse, K. , Heylen, D. , & van Erp, J. (2022). Pupil diameter as implicit measure to estimate sense of embodiment. In J. Culbertson, A. Perfors, H. Rabagliati, & V. Ramenzoni (Eds.), Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society; Vol. 44). The Cognitive Science Society. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8rt963b9
van Erp, J. B. F., Sallaberry, C., Brekelmans, C. , Dresscher, D., Ter Haar, F. , Englebienne, G., van Bruggen, J., de Greeff, J., Pereira, L. F. S., Toet, A., Hoeba, N., Lieftink, R., Falcone, S. , & Brug, T. (2022). What Comes After Telepresence? Embodiment, Social Presence and Transporting One's Functional and Social Self. In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2022 - Proceedings (pp. 2067-2072). (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics; Vol. 2022). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC53654.2022.9945544
Toet, A., ter Riet, M., Mioch, T., Hueting, T. , van Erp, J. B. F., & Niamut, O. (2022). Guidelines for Social XR Implementation of Social Cues. In T. Ahram, & R. Taiar (Eds.), Human Interaction & Emerging Technologies (IHIET-AI 2022): Artificial Intelligence & Future Applications: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Human Interaction & Emerging Technologies: Artificial Intelligence & Future Applications, April 21-23, 2022, Virtual Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland (AHFE International; Vol. 23). AHFE Conference. https://doi.org/10.54941/ahfe100854
Stuldreher, I. V. , van Erp, J. B. F., & Brouwer, A-M. (2022). The Effects of Stimulus Duration and Group Size on Wearable Physiological Synchrony. In A. Spink, J. Barski, A-M. Brouwer, G. Riedel, & A. Sil (Eds.), Measuring Behavior 2022: 12th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research, and 6th Seminar on Behavioral Methods (Vol. 2, pp. 44-46) http://10.6084/m9.figshare.20066849

UT Research Information System

Google Scholar Link

Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


Interested in the kind of things I do without reading scientific publications? Pick any of the events to get an idea:
# The emotional brain (http://todaysart.nl/2015/symposium/hack-the-body/)
# Cyborgs (https://dezwijger.nl/programma/hack-the-body
# Intimate Technology: (https://www.utwente.nl/en/events/!/2017/10/190707/thingscon-salon-twente-intimate-technology)
# Creativity (with novelist Arnon Grunberg, https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/video/576685-in-het-brein-van-arnon-grunberg.html
# Mobile Technology changing our lives (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLfc60OBuA
# Group emotions and wearables (with artist Nick Verstand) https://www.facebook.com/events/1248998365120677/)

Or more science oriented:
# LOWLANDS University 2014 (45-minutes recording in Dutch) can be found at www.coolpolitics.nl.
# Prints of my inaugural lecture are available here: http://doc.utwente.nl/99775/ (in Dutch only).

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Citadel (building no. 09), room H200
Hallenweg 15
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Navigate to location

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Citadel  H200
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Working days

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Please note that my presence in Enschede is limited and irregular