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


van Erp, J. B. F. (2024). Cyber-Physical Humans at the Intersection of Digital Twins, Immersive Internet and Telepresence. In 2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) (pp. 1382-1386). (SMC). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC53992.2023.10394190
Stuldreher, I. V. (2024). Physiological synchrony in brain and body as a measure of attentional engagement. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036559379
Erp, J. B. F. V., Takayama, L., Fong, T., Lee, J., Mason, J., Falk, T. H., & Niemeyer, G. (2023). IEEE Telepresence Roadmap: Current Status and Call for Participation. IEEE. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/ke3mt
Dima, L. A., Jung, M. M., Golmohammadi, L., Huisman, G., Lancel, K., Keizer, A., Parisi, D. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2023). Toolkit for exploring ethical aspects of digital social and affective touch interactions. In IEEE World Haptics 2023 conference Tilburg University Press.
van Erp, J. B. F., Beaudoin, M. E., Brunyé, T. T., Feltman, K. A., Greenwald, H., Heaton, K. J., McKinley, R. A., Vartanian, O., Vergin, A., Whittaker, A., Wester, B., Ohiri, K., & Hamilton, L. (2023). Neuroenhancement in Military Personnel: Conceptual and Methodological Promises and Challenges. (STO-TR-HFM-311 ed.) (STO-TR-HFM). NATO Research and Technology Agency. https://doi.org/10.14339/STO-TR-HFM-311
van Erp, J. B. F., MacLean, K. E., Gerling, G. J., Jewitt, C., & Toet, A. (2023). Social Touch. Frontiers Research Foundation. https://doi.org/10.3389/978-2-8325-3216-4
Brouwer, A-M., Stuldreher, I. V. , & van Erp, J. B. F. (2023). Interpersonal Physiological Synchrony based BCI: A Perspective . In 10th International BCI Meeting : Balancing Innovation and Translation Article 144470 Graz University of Technology. https://doi.org/10.3217/978-3-85125-962-9-87
Sallaberry, C. , Englebienne, G. , Erp, J. V. , & Evers, V. (2023). Out of Sight,... How Asymmetry in Video-Conference Affects Social Interaction. In E. André, M. Chetouani, D. Vaufreydaz, G. Lucas, T. Schultz, L-P. Morency, & A. Vinciarelli (Eds.), ICMI '23: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 465-469). ACM Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1145/3577190.3614168
Stuldreher, I. V., Maasland, E., Bottenheft, C. , van Erp, J. B. F., & Brouwer, A-M. (2023). Physiological synchrony in electrodermal activity predicts decreased vigilant attention induced by sleep deprivation. Frontiers in Neuroergonomics, 4, Article 1199347. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnrgo.2023.1199347
Van Erp, J. B. F., MacLean, K. E., Gerling, G. J., Jewitt, C., & Toet, A. (2023). Editorial: Social touch. Frontiers in Computer Science, 5, Article 1255784. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomp.2023.1255784

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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

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Mailing Address

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

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