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

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

Tim´s research focuses on shape-changing interfaces, programmable matter, robotics, and novel interfaces to support human activities of work, play, and creativity. Tim has a background in corporate IT management consulting with over 12 years of experience developing enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He holds a PhD from the National University of Singapore where he studied how people respond socially to technology and the differences between human and computer team-mates.

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

Post Doc

Office 5.1.01

Rikke’s research is centered around Interaction Design and smart energy systems. She is currently working with sustainability in the smart home and understanding everyday practices relating to energy usage. She is interested in how the design of interactive prototypes can shape energy-consuming practices in the home so they may be carried out in a more energy-efficient manner.

Michael Kvist Svangren

PhD student

Office 5.2.01

Michael 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 working as a programmer before returning to the University as a scientific assistant. In his PhD, he is be involved in the DiCyPS project where his research will concentrate on the field of mobility. Here he, amongst other things, look at new mobility technologies and services such as electric vehicles, ride-sharing, and car-sharing 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 5.2.03

Maria is currently occupied as a PhD student, focusing on in-the-wild studies in the field of HCI and Interaction Design and specifically within the domains of mobility and health. In particular, she is interested in studies that apply long-term or longitudinal designs. Maria has a B.sc. in Techno-Anthropology and a M.Sc. in Software Development. Her methods are primarily qualitative centering on ethnographic methods and the use of technological aids for data collection (e.g. technology probes).

Stine Schmieg Lundgaard

PhD Student

Office 5.2.03

Stine is currently occupied with her Ph.d. project titled "Interaction with Soundscapes through Dynamic Sound Zone Technology in Domestic Environments" in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen.

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

PhD student

Office 5.2.16

Olivia’s research centers on examining how data is fundamentally changing the way societies and organizations work. How do we treat data with concern for both innovation and compliance? What does “data” mean? How do we determine its value? She approaches these questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, shaped by her background in information systems, international studies and language. Olivia is inspired by engaged scholarship and believes interesting research problems and solutions come about, when researchers and practitioners work closely together. She conducts her research in collaboration with IT professionals and continuously seeks to bridge theory with practice.

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

Research Assistant

Office 5.2.16

Eike has a background in Computer Science. His master thesis focused on the use of Physiological data in order to detect cognitive distraction in car drivers. In addition to this project, he is currently investigating possibilities to increase awareness of green transportation, by studying the effects of live air pollution visualisation for cyclists.

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