I'm Professor of Nordic languages. My main main research areas are interaction in institutional settings and linguistically asymmetric interaction. My methodological approaches are conversation analysis and interactional linguistics, and I take an interest in applying my research findings and creating a dialogue with society.
Interaction, dementia, mental health, conversation analysis, easy language, linguistic accessibility
Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences; TACCU (Tampere Accessibility Unit)
interaction, language, linguistics
Post-doctoral researcher, Academy of Finland, 2005-2008
Academy research fellow, Academy of Finland, 2013-2018
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