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. Luo, C.; Xu, Z.; Dong, R.; Goncalves, J.; Velloso, E.; Kostakos, V. CamTest: A laboratory testbed for camera-based mobile sensing applications. Pervasive and Mobile Computing. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2019, Vol. 56, pp. 106-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2019.04.001
  2. Berkel, NV.; Goncalves, J.; Koval, P.; Hosio, S.; Dingler, T.; Ferreira, D.; Kostakos, V. Context-Informed Scheduling and Analysis: Improving Accuracy of Mobile Self-Reports. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19. ACM Press. 2019, pp. 51:1-51:12. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300281
  3. Van Berkel, N.; Goncalves, J.; Hettiachchi, D.; Wijenayake, S.; Kelly, R.; Kostakos, V. Crowdsourcing Perceptions of Fair Predictors for Machine Learning: A Recidivism Case Study. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery. 2019, Vol. 3, Issue CSCW. DOI: 10.1145/3359130
  4. Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Van Berkel, N.; Jiang, W.; Hettiachchi, D.; Kostakos, V.; Goncalves, J. Effect of Ambient Light on Mobile Interaction. . Springer Link. 2019, Vol. 11748, pp. 465-475. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29387-1_26
  5. Hettiachchi, D.; Van Berkel, N.; Hosio, S.; Kostakos, V.; Goncalves, J. Effect of Cognitive Abilities on Crowdsourcing Task Performance. . Springer International Publishing. 2019, pp. 442-464. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29381-9_28
  6. Van Berkel, N.; Goncalves, J.; Loven, L.; Ferreira, D.; Hosio, S.; Kostakos, V. Effect of experience sampling schedules on response rate and recall accuracy of objective self-reports. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2019, Vol. 125, pp. 118-128. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.12.002
  7. Hettiachchi, D.; Van Berkel, N.; Dingler, T.; Allison, F.; Kostakos, V.; Goncalves, J. Enabling Creative Crowd Work through Smart Speakers. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019 Extended Abstracts. ACM. 2019, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2648986
  8. Luo, C.; Visuri, A.; Klakegg, S.; Van Berkel, N.; Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Mottonen, A.; Goncalves, J.; Anagnostopoulos, T.; Ferreira, D.; Flores, H.; Velloso, E.; Kostakos, V. Energy-efficient prediction of smartphone unlocking. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. SPRINGER LONDON LTD. 2019, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 159-177. DOI: 10.1007/s00779-018-01190-0
  9. Liono, J.; Salim, FD.; Van Berkel, N.; Kostakos, V.; Qin, AK. Improving experience sampling with multi-view user-driven annotation prediction. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom. IEEE. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/PERCOM.2019.8767394
  10. Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Van Berkel, N.; Hettiachchi, D.; Jiang, W.; Dingler, T.; Velloso, E.; Kostakos, V.; Goncalves, J. Measuring the Effects of Stress on Mobile Interaction. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. ACM Press. 2019, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 24:1-24:18. DOI: 10.1145/3314411
  11. Giannakos, MN.; Sharma, K.; Pappas, IO.; Kostakos, V.; Velloso, E. Multimodal data as a means to understand the learning experience. International Journal of Information Management. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 48, pp. 108-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2019.02.003
  12. Shi, H.; Cao, H.; Zhou, X.; Li, Y.; Zhang, C.; Kostakos, V.; Sun, F.; Meng, F. Semantics-aware hidden Markov model for human mobility. SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 2019, pp. 774-782. DOI: 10.1137/1.9781611975673.87
  13. Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Goncalves, J.; Kostakos, V. Situationally-Induced Impairments and Disabilities Research. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019 Extended Abstracts. ACM. 2019, pp. 1-5. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2648085
  14. 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
  15. Cox, A.; Kostakos, V. TPC Chairs' welcome. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings. 2019, pp. iv-.
  16. Visuri, A.; Berkel, NV.; Okoshi, T.; Goncalves, J.; Kostakos, V. Understanding smartphone notifications’ user interactions and content importance. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Academic Press. 2019, Vol. 128, pp. 72-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2019.03.001
  17. Luo, C.; Ma, X.; Tian, Y.; Goncalves, J.; Velloso, E.; Kostakos, V. Verifying nondeterministic processes driven by broadcasts on Android. 2019 IEEE 3rd Information Technology, Networking, Electronic and Automation Control Conference (ITNEC). IEEE. 2019, pp. 341-348. DOI: 10.1109/ITNEC.2019.8729296
  18. 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. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. ACM Press. 2018, pp. 1172-1177. DOI: 10.1145/3267305.3274764
  19. Klakegg, S.; Goncalves, J.; Visuri, A.; Luo, C.; Popov, A.; Van Berkel, N.; Sarsenbayeva, Z.; Kostakos, V.; Hosio, S.; Savage, S.; Bykov, A.; Meglinski, I.; Ferreira, D. Assisted Medication Management in Elderly Care Using Miniaturised Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. ACM Press. 2018, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 69:1-69:24. DOI: 10.1145/3214272
  20. Dingler, T.; Choudhury, A.; Kostakos, V. Biased bots: Conversational agents to overcome polarization. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. ACM Press. 2018, pp. 1664-1668. DOI: 10.1145/3267305.3274189

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