Human-Centered Computing

Department of Computer Science

People

Peter Axel Nielsen

professor

Office 5.2.12

My research is about systems development practice, development of object-oriented methodologies, software engineering, social and organizational aspects of systems development, digital innovation, and benefits realisation - and how it may be improved. The research approach is mostly action research including design research. The frameworks applied include: knowledge management, social network analysis, organisational influence processes, innovation processes.

Jesper Kjeldskov

professor

Office 5.2.10

Jesper’s research interest are Interaction Design and User Experience with particular focus on mobile and ubiquitous technologies. Jesper has a cross-disciplinary background spanning the humanities, social sciences and computer science. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers within the area of Human-Computer Interaction including more than 30 articles in international journals.

Mikael B. Skov

associate professor

Office 5.2.05

Mikael’s research interests include use of technology in human activity and my work is within different areas of human-computer interaction, interaction design, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing. He has published more than 100 scientific papers on human-computer interaction including at conferences like CHI, CSCW, UbiComp, MobileHCI, Interact, NordiCHI.

Ivan Aaen

associate professor

Office 5.2.14

Ivan researches into pragmatic software innovation, i.e. innovation involving software intensive systems using a learning approach where problems and solutions develop interactively and iteratively. The research aims to develop a methodology – Essence – for software teams trying to get the best out of software development in close cooperation with users and customers. Related to this, Ivan teaches courses on software innovation and software entrepreneurship. Recent publications are in this area of innovation, business, and systems development.

Jeni Paay

associate professor

Office 5.2

Jeni’s research has been in the areas of understanding and designing for social, physical and digital intersections in public urban spaces, indexicality in interaction design, blended interaction spaces and domestic computing supporting sociality in the kitchen. Her current interest is in the exploration of Natural User Interfaces potential for stimulating sociality in public and domestic spaces.

John Stouby Persson

associate professor

Office 5.2.50

John is interested in the organizational practices involved in managing the development of software and information systems in general. He conducts research that is often closely engaged with practice and focus on topics such as Global software development, Software risk management, IT/IS business cases, Benefits realization management, and IS/IT value(s). His work has appeared in a number of leading journals and conferences in information systems such as ISJ, EJIS, IEEE TEM, CAIS, ICIS and ECIS

Anders Bruun

associate professor

Office 5.2.47

Anders’ research interests include methods for usability evaluation, interaction design and HCI in relation to health informatics. Currently, he is conducting research on the development and assessment of methods that reliably measure UX in digital products. This includes a combination of quantitative real-time physiological measurements and post-hoc qualitative statements from users. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Health Technology and Management and reviewer for journals and several HCI related conferences including CHI and NordiCHI. Before his PhD studies he worked as a User Experience consultant in a Danish software company where he was responsible for designing and evaluating user interfaces in small and large scale web projects ranging from 500 to 15.000 person hours.

Dimitrios Raptis

associate professor

Office 5.2.46

Dimitrios’s research revolves around User Experience and Interaction Design. During his PhD he focused on mobile devices’ Physical form, and researched their impact on Usability and Coolness. Recently, he expanded his research interests on Wearables and Sustainability. He is interested in understanding how interactive physical prototypes can shape our experiences and/or change our behaviors. He has nine years of reviewing experience in most major HCI conferences and before moving to Denmark he mainly worked with mobile devices for the cultural heritage domain at the HCI Group in University of Patras, Greece.

Timothy Robert Merritt

associate professor

Office 5.2.48

Lefteris Papachristos

assistant professor

Office 5.2.49

Lefteris’ research is focused on Human Computer Interaction and User experience. His current research focus is in the intersection of Artificial intelligence and Interaction design investigating how advances in A.I. are changing the way we interact with technology. He is also interested in positive computing and is invested in developing technology in support of human well-being. In the past, his research evolved around interface aesthetics and the development of evaluation methodologies for visual design.

Rikke Hagensby Jensen

PhD student

Office 5.1.01

Rikke’s research is centered around Interaction Design and smart eco-systems. She is currently working with sustainability in HCI and understanding our everyday practices relating to energy usage. Her research explores how technology can assist us in becoming aware of our energy consumption and at the same time promote sustainable behavior.

Michael Kvist Svangren

PhD student

Office 5.2.16

Michael sees himself as a student of a broader set of disciplines. He has a background in HCI and computer science. In his masters, his main research field was within sustainable HCI. As a part of the TotalFlex project, his goal was to make people more aware of their electricity consumption. After his Masters he took a year of programming before returning to the University as a scientific assistant. He will, primarily, be involved in the DiCyPS project where his research will concentrate on the field of transportation. Here he will amongst other things, look at new technologies such as electric vehicles and how they fit into emerging digital ecologies.

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Nis Bornoe

PhD student

He characterizes himself as a qualitative HCI researcher and has a multidisciplinary background covering computer science, psychology, cognitive science and information systems. He’s overall research subject is usability engineering. Currently he is looking into how usability engineering is conducted “in the wild” in industry. The purpose is to (hopefully) better bridge academia with industry by investigating how academic research can be made more accessible and useable to practitioners. Nis has in the past worked with qualitative studies of social media, mainly social networking services.

Maria Kjærup

PhD Student

Office 5.2.16

Maria is currently occupied with working on research concerned with the focus of her master thesis: Home monitoring of chronic heart patients with implantable devices. Her interests are within the field of HCI and a recurring theme is health care. Maria has a B.sc. in Techno-Anthropology and a M.Sc. in Software Development. Her methods are primarily qualitative centering on the use and design of IT in collaboration with users.

Stine Schmieg Lundgaard

PhD Student

Office 5.2.16

Stine is currently occupied with the field of human-building interaction within the scope of HCI research. She has a B.sc. in Medialogy and a Cand.it. in Interactive Digital Media. Deconstructing theoretical concepts is a recurring theme for Stine.

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Heidi Nielsen

Research Assistant

Office 5.2.03

Heidi has a BA in Business Communication and a Cand.it in It Design and Interactive Technology. Her master thesis went under the name Happy Project, where the focus was on how to help young people with low self-esteem feel happier, by the use of technology. She is now investigating her future research interests within Information Systems, while supervising IT-students in communication and usability.

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Olivia Benfeldt Nielsen

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Maria Hoffmann Jensen

PhD Student, Industrial

Office 5.2.16

Maria works with the topic of Big Data Analytics (BDA) and the realization of benefits from analytics and data-driven decision making. She is currently a PhD student in collaboration with Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Aalborg University. The PhD is partly sponsored by Innovationsfonden Dk. Maria is interested in the socio-technical research area of data analytics and how data driven organizations realize value from their data practices by combining the technical and soft capabilities of BDA - bridging BDA and benefits realization management.

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Eike Schneiders

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