Mehmet was born in Istanbul. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in communications engineering and one in computer science from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul. Before starting his master’s studies at Aalto University in Communications Ecosystem Programme, he completed many internships in large companies such as Turk Telekom, Vodafone, NETAS and worked in Garanti Bank as…

Terah was born in Anchorage, Alaska. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA. She has experience researching laryngeal physiology at UW – Madison, interning for Covidien’s Surgical Solutions division in Colorado USA, and co-founding a start-up company STELA Medical, LLC. In the spring of 2015 she…

The 2nd Summer School on Computational Interaction will be held in Helsinki in June, 2016. The first summer school, held in Glasgow in June 2015, offered an intensive experience for 30 students and postdocs around the world. Topics this year included machine learning, optimization, control theory, classification, and Bayesian approaches to human-computer interaction. The instructors…

Tutorial on Model-Based User Interface Optimization. Presented by Antti Oulasvirta and Anna Feit at SICSA Summer School on Computational Interaction 2015. The tutorial is targeted for Master’s and PhD level computer science students working in the field of HCI. Some familiarity with basic math and algorithms is required. 1. INTRODUCTION 2. LETTER ASSIGNMENT (Anna Feit)…

The course offers a solid introduction to students who seek principled understanding of user interfaces now and in the future. Students learn to formulate design problems and derive solutions by analysis, simulation, and optimization. The contents cover models ranging from biomechanics to vision science, psychophysics, cognitive psychology, control theory, and decision sciences. The lectures introduce…

The students of ELEC-E7860 presented their final results today to the industry and academic partners. The companies include F-Secure, Elisa, Bargainr, and Oppi.fi. Elisa e-Book social reading experience Text entry with a guitar Notification interface as a scheduling problem Password quality visualizer Oppi.fi – Interface for sharing memories The Hedelmäpeli Challenge Tinder of online shopping…

Kashyap Todi is a PhD student at Hasselt University, in Belgium, and has come to Aalto University to do a summer internship at the User Interfaces Research Group, with Assoc. Prof. Antti Oulasvirta. Kashyap’s current research interests include enabling end-users to customise and personalise interfaces around them, and empowering designers through tools that either enable…

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Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics  and Aalto University calculate the easiest way to interact by gestures of hand and fingers using a camera-based input device. Owing to recent achievements in computer vision, modern algorithms can recognize even multi-finger gestures in a video stream. The research groups around professors Oulasvirta and  Theobalt used…