I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI). My research focuses on designing and developing interactive solutions for emergent and remote users. Currently, I'm working on the KITE Project (Kaupunkiseudun Ihmiskeskeiset Tekoälyratkaisut - a rough translation would be Urban User-Centered Artificial Intelligence) exploring the usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Tampere. I have been involved in the development of AI-based chatbots for small companies as a potential use-case for low-cost adaptation of AI technologies
My academic research is on designing and developing Voice User Interfaces in Semi-Public Spaces, especially for the elderly population. I'm exploring use-cases and solutions to deploy Voice Assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home in semi-public spaces and study their implications in terms of interaction, user experience, privacy and trust.
Human-Centerd Design, Human Centered Artificial IntelligenceI, Voice Assistants, AI-powered Chatbots
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
I am a professional project founder and work daily for assembling consortiums consisting of parties including industrial or other interest groups for collaboration, co-invention, co-development and co-exploitation of research projects and results resulted.
As an important part of my work I make a lot of innovative ideation about by whom and how interactive technology could be utilized for industrial and commercial benefits as well as for whom we could develop easier, safer and more effective use of computer based systems, services and machines. Founding research consortiums necessitates integration of different knowledge of the parties in the consortium into the scientific knowledge existing or being developed as well as of the interests of the funding parties. Very often the consortium collaboration leads to innovative new ideas derived by the interest groups.
With my experience and education it is easy for me to understand needs and options for applying of interactive technology for solving needs and problems of numerous interest groups and industries reaching from users with special needs into defense and industrial automation.
I have also specific knowledge for users with special needs as I have earlier worked in a Nordic funding organization for assistive technology. Thus I know the Nordic welfare systems as well as problems of different user groups with disabilities and impairments.