I am a HCI Researcher with a Computer Science background. I received my M.Sc. degree from the University of Tampere in late 1999 and my Ph.D. in May 2004.
Currently I act as the professor responsible for the subject of Interactive Technology. I am also the head of the Visual Interaction Research Group.
I do speak fluent Finnish. My teaching and web communication are in English to avoid keeping two sets of pages up to date.
Teaching in Spring 2013:
TIEVS64 Master's Thesis Seminar in Interactive Technology in all periods
M.Sc. Thesis supervision
For the students in the Master's program in Interactive Technology I am the person to contact if you find it difficult to get started in the thesis process. We will discuss your interests and try to find a suitable topic and supervisor for you. In preparation for the first meeting please write down as much as you can on topics that you think you could work on. Having a written document to work on is very important so that I can easily remind myself on what has been discussed and decided in the past.
Prof. Surakka and I have decided to concentrate our M.Sc. thesis supervision in the Thesis Seminar. There we can give general guidance on thesis matters and answer questions to all the participants at the same time potentially saving a lot of time. Also, participating students will get support from their peersin the seminar.
I am the student advisor for the Master's programme in Human-Technology Interaction (and for the old students in the IT and UISD programmes that merged to form the HTI programme) and the old students in the Finnish speaking Master's degree program in Interactive Technology.
In other words, I am the person who responds to the electronic Study Plans (eHOPS) submitted in interactive technology. I do this once or twice per semester, so if you are in a hurry to get feedback, please email me about your plan so that I know it needs attention.
Office Hours: Thursdays from 10 to 11
(Please email me first if you want to be sure that I am available).