Feese, Sebastian, Dr.

Sebastian Feese

ETH Zürich
Sebastian Feese
Institut f. Elektronik
ETZ H 93
Gloriastrasse 35
8092 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 632 30 77

Sebastian received his diploma in computer engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 2008. As an exchange student he also spent one year at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
During his studies Sebastian focused on software engineering, communication systems, electronics and signal processing. In his diploma thesis he investigated the problem of motion artifacts in pulse oximetry and evaluated algorithms for signal reconstruction using different sensor modalities.

He joined the Wearable Computing Group at the Electronics Laboratory in 2009 as a research and teaching assistant and received his PhD in 2014. In his thesis he investigated methods to automatically observe social interaction and coordination in teams using wearable sensors.

In 2015 Sebastian received together with Ulf Blanke the ETH Pioneer Fellowship to investigate the market potential of crowd behavior monitoring and analysis with the vision to enhance event safety and management.

Sebastian is Co-founder of the ETH spinoff antavi.

Research Interests

Research Projects

Following the team sensing approach I developed in my PhD thesis (Observing Teams with Wearable Sensors), I am currently involved in some follow up projects concerned with sensing interaction in work teams.

Previously I was involved in the following research projects:

Micro-level behavior and team performance - Observing teams with wearable sensors

During my PhD I was involved in the interdisciplinary research project “Micro-level behavior and team performance” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Together with the chair of social and business psychology of the University of Zurich, we developed new tools to observe teams in their natural environment easier and thus contribute to team research and team training. In our approach, we use the built-in sensors of today's smartphones to measure individual and team behaviors such as synchronous motion, speech activity and proximity to others and investigate the link between these metrics and team performance outcomes.

ProFiTex - Providing Fire Fighters with Technology for Excellent Work Safety

Characterizing Leadership with Wearable Sensors


Please have a look here for an overview on offered student works.


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