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. Kostakos P, Pandya A, Oussalah M, Hosio S, Sattari A, Kostakos V, Van Berkel N, Breidbach C, Kyriakouli O. Correlating Refugee Border Crossings with Internet Search Data. 2018 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION REUSE AND INTEGRATION (IRI). IEEE. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/IRI.2018.00048
  2. Hosio SJ, Karppinen J, Takala EP, Takatalo J, Goncalves J, Van Berkel N, Konomi S, Kostakos V. Crowdsourcing treatments for low back pain. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2018, Vol. 2018-April. DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173850
  3. 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. 2018, Vol. 17, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2017.2777491
  4. Lopez MB, Hadid A, Boutellaa E, Goncalves J, Kostakos V, Hosio S. Kinship verification from facial images and videos: human versus machine. MACHINE VISION AND APPLICATIONS. Springer. 2018, Vol. 29, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1007/s00138-018-0943-x
  5. Flores H, Hui P, Tarkoma S, Li Y, Anagnostopoulos T, Kostakos V, Su X, Luo C. Sensorclone: A framework for harnessing smart devices with virtual sensors. Proceedings of the 9th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2018. 2018. DOI: 10.1145/3204949.3204952
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Visuri A, Van Berkel N, Luo C, Goncalves J, Ferreira D, Kostakos V. Challenges of quantified-Self: Encouraging self-Reported data logging during recurrent smartphone usage. HCI 2017: Digital Make Believe - Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, HCI 2017. 2017, Vol. 2017-July. DOI: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.81
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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

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