Prof Moira Norrie


CNB E 104.2
Department of Computer Science
Universitaetstrasse 6
8092 Zurich
+41 44 632 72 42


Moira's long-term research interests are in the field of information systems engineering covering topics in object databases, web engineering, document engineering and personal information management. A particular interest is how users interact with information systems. Her research considers both how users of information systems can benefit from new technologies and modes of interaction as well as what kinds of infrastructures and tools are necessary to support the development of systems based on these forms of interaction. Past projects have focused on interactive paper, context-aware information access and mobile information systems. More recently, her group has been studying settings involving various forms of large interactive surfaces such as public displays, digital whiteboards and tabletops, in some cases combined with personal devices to support cross-device working.


Moira studied Mathematics and Computer Science in her home country of Scotland. She obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Dundee, an M.Sc. from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. She joined the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich in 1993 and established the Global Information Systems group in 1996. She was a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation from 1994-2012.


  • Mobile and Personal Inf Systems
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Seminar CSCW
  • Information Systems Lab
  • Information Systems
  • Web Engineering
  • Mobile and Personal Inf Systems 2015
  • Seminar Adv Topics in Inf Systems 2015
  • Human Computer Interaction 2015
  • Seminar CSCW 2015
  • Information Systems 2015
  • Web Engineering 2015
  • Information Systems Lab 2015
  • Seminar Adv Topics in Inf Systems 2014
  • Mobile and Personal Inf Systems 2014
  • Human Computer Interaction 2014
  • Information Systems Lab 2014
  • Information Systems 2014
  • Seminar CSCW 2014
  • Principles of Interaction Design 2014
  • Web Engineering 2014
  • Publications