Professor Vassilis Kostakos

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 03
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile and Social Computing
  • Smart Cities
  • Smartphones
  • Ubiquitous Computing


Vassilis is a Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bath, UK. He has previously held appointments at the University of Oulu, University of Madeira, and Carnegie Mellon University. He was a Marie Curie Fellow, and a Fellow of the Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor Program. He was the founding director of the Center for Ubiquitous Computing at the University of Oulu in 2016. He is a founding editor of the Proceedings of the ACM in Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Technologies. His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, and Social Computing. His research aims to develop novel interactive technologies that better understand and better respond to humans.

Recent publications

  1. Van Berkel N, Ferreira D, Kostakos V. The Experience Sampling Method on Mobile Devices. ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018, Vol. 50, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1145/3123988
  2. Liu Y, Mezei J, Kostakos V, Li H. Applying configurational analysis to IS behavioural research: a methodological alternative for modelling combinatorial complexities. INFORMATION SYSTEMS JOURNAL. Blackwell Science. 2017, Vol. 27, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1111/isj.12094
  3. Berenguer A, Goncalves J, Hosio S, Ferreira D, Anagnostopoulos T, Kostakos V. Are Smartphones Ubiquitous? An in-depth survey of smartphone adoption by seniors. IEEE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 6, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1109/MCE.2016.2614524
  4. Georgiev GV, Yamada K, Taura T, Kostakos V, Pouke M, Yung ST, Ojala T. Augmenting Creative Design Thinking using Networks of Concepts. 19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR). IEEE Computer Society. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/VR.2017.7892267
  5. Kostakos V, Musolesi M. Avoiding pitfalls when using machine learning in HCI studies. Interactions. ACM Press. 2017, Vol. 24, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1145/3085556
  6. Sarsenbayeva Z, Van Berkel N, Luo C, Kostakos V, Goncalves J. Challenges of situational impairments during interaction with mobile devices. . Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI’17). 2017, Vol. Part F134477. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156161
  7. Sasao T, Konomi S, Kostakos V, Kuribayashi K, Goncalves J. Community Reminder: Participatory contextual reminder environments for local communities. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN-COMPUTER STUDIES. Academic Press - Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 102. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.09.001
  8. Goncalves J, Hosio S, Van Berkel N, Ahmed F, Kostakos V. CrowdPickUp: Crowdsourcing Task Pickup in the Wild. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT). ACM Press. 2017, Vol. 1, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1145/3130916
  9. Liu Y, Ferreira D, Goncalves J, Hosio S, Pandab P, Kostakos V. Donating Context Data to Science: The Effects of Social Signals and Perceptions on Action-Taking. INTERACTING WITH COMPUTERS. Elsevier BV. 2017, Vol. 29, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iww013
  10. Goncalves J, Hosio S, Kostakos V. Eliciting Structured Knowledge from Situated Crowd Markets. ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INTERNET TECHNOLOGY. Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1145/3007900
  11. Anagnostopoulos T, Garcia JC, Goncalves J, Ferreira D, Hosio S, Kostakos V. Environmental exposure assessment using indoor/outdoor detection on smartphones. PERSONAL AND UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING. Springer-Verlag London. 2017, Vol. 21, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1007/s00779-017-1028-y
  12. Flores H, Hui P, Nurmi P, Lagerspetz E, Tarkoma S, Manner J, Kostakos V, Li Y, Su X. Evidence-aware Mobile Computational Offloading. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2017.2777491
  13. Hosio S, Goncalves J, Van Berkel N, Klakegg S, Konomi S, Kostakos V. Facilitating Collocated Crowdsourcing on Situated Displays. Human-Computer Interaction. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2017. DOI: 10.1080/07370024.2017.1344126
  14. Van Berkel N, Goncalves J, Hosio S, Kostakos V. Gamification of Mobile Experience Sampling Improves Data Quality and Quantity. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. ACM Press. 2017, Vol. 1, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1145/3130972
  15. Kostakos V, Rogstadius J, Ferreira D, Hosio S, Goncalves J. Human Sensors. Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness. Springer Verlag. 2017. Editors: Loreto V, Haklay M, Hotho A, Servedio VDP, Stumme G, Theunis J, Tria F. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25658-0_4

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