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

Biography

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. Goncalves, J.; Feldman, M.; Hu, S.; Kostakos, V.; Bernstein, A. Task routing and assignment in crowdsourcing based on cognitive abilities. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW ’17). ACM Press. 2019, pp. 1023-1031. DOI: 10.1145/3041021.3055128
  2. Jiang, W.; Marini, G.; Van Berkel, N.; Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Luo, C.; He, X.; Dingler, T.; Kawahara, Y.; Kostakos, V. A mobile scanner for probing liquid samples in everyday settings. UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. ACM Press. 2018, pp. 1172-1177. DOI: 10.1145/3267305.3274764
  3. Dingler, T.; Choudhury, A.; Kostakos, V. Biased bots: Conversational agents to overcome polarization. UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. ACM Press. 2018, pp. 1664-1668. DOI: 10.1145/3267305.3274189
  4. 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. Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 19th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration for Data Science, IRI 2018. IEEE. 2018, pp. 264-268. DOI: 10.1109/IRI.2018.00048
  5. 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. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, Vol. 2018-April. DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173850
  6. Luo, C.; Visuri, A.; Klakegg, S.; Van Berkel, N.; Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Möttönen, A.; Goncalves, J.; Anagnostopoulos, T.; Ferreira, D.; Flores, H.; Velloso, E.; Kostakos, V. Energy-efficient prediction of smartphone unlocking. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s00779-018-01190-0
  7. 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 COMPUTER SOC. 2018, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 1834-1850. DOI: 10.1109/TMC.2017.2777491
  8. Hosio, S.; Goncalves, J.; Van Berkel, N.; Klakegg, S.; Konomi, S.; Kostakos, V. Facilitating Collocated Crowdsourcing on Situated Displays. Human–Computer Interaction. TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 5-6, pp. 335-371. DOI: 10.1080/07370024.2017.1344126
  9. 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, pp. 873-890. DOI: 10.1007/s00138-018-0943-x
  10. Van Berkel, N.; Hosio, S.; Goncalves, J.; Wac, K.; Kostakos, V.; Cox, A. MHC '18 - International workshop on mobile human contributions: Opportunities and challenges. UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. 2018, pp. 590-593. DOI: 10.1145/3267305.3274134
  11. Flores, H.; Hui, P.; Kostakos, V. PerCom Workshops 2018 Committees. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2018. IEEE. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/PERCOMW.2018.8480286
  12. Flores, H.; Hui, P.; Tarkoma, S.; Li, Y.; Anagnostopoulos, T.; Kostakos, V.; Luo, C.; Su, X. SensorClone: A Framework for Harnessing Smart Devices with Virtual Sensors. Proceedings of the 9th ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, MMSys 2018. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, pp. 328-338. DOI: 10.1145/3204949.3204952
  13. Van Berkel, N.; Ferreira, D.; Kostakos, V. The Experience Sampling Method on Mobile Devices. ACM Computing Surveys. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, Vol. 50, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1145/3123988
  14. Visuri, A.; Asare, KO.; Kuosmanen, E.; Nishiyama, Y.; Ferreira, D.; Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Goncalves, J.; Van Berkel, N.; Wadley, G.; Kostakos, V.; Clinch, S.; Matthews, O.; Harper, S.; Jenkins, A.; Snow, S.; Schraefel, MC. Ubiquitous mobile sensing: Behaviour, mood, and environment. UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. 2018, pp. 1140-1143. DOI: 10.1145/3267305.3274142
  15. 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. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2017, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 59-89. DOI: 10.1111/isj.12094
  16. 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-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2017, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 104-110. DOI: 10.1109/MCE.2016.2614524
  17. Georgiev, GV.; Yamada, K.; Taura, T.; Kostakos, V.; Pouke, M.; Yung, ST.; Ojala, T. Augmenting Creative Design Thinking using Networks of Concepts. Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality. IEEE COMPUTER SOC. 2017, pp. 243-244. DOI: 10.1109/VR.2017.7892267
  18. Kostakos, V.; Musolesi, M. Avoiding pitfalls when using machine learning in HCI studies. interactions. 2017, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 34-37. DOI: 10.1145/3085556
  19. 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. BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT. 2017, Vol. 2017-July. DOI: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.81
  20. Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Van Berkel, N.; Luo, C.; Kostakos, V.; Goncalves, J. Challenges of situational impairments during interaction with mobile devices. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. ACM Press. 2017, pp. 477-481. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156161

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