Students and supervisors of UBINET

Two universities are involved in the first stage of the network: Tampere University of Technology (Dept. of Pervasive Computing) and University of Oulu (Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Information Processing Science).


The supervisors in TUT, dept. of Pervasive Computing are:

  • Prof. Kaisa Väänänen (coordinator in Tampere)
  • Docent, Post. Doc, Dr. Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö
  • Dr. Eija Kaasinen (VTT)
  • Prof. Timo D. Hämäläinen
  • Prof. Tommi Mikkonen
  • Docent, Post. Doc, Dr. Thomas Olsson
  • Post. Doc. Dr. Heli Väätäjä (coordinator of student activities)


The supervisors in University of Oulu, dept. of Computer Science and Engineering are:

  • Prof. Timo Ojala (coordinator in Oulu)
  • Associate prof. (docent) Jonna Häkkilä
  • Prof. Netta Iivari
  • Prof. Vassilis Kostakos
  • Prof. Kari Kuutti
  • Post-doc, Dr. Tonja Molin-Juustila
  • Prof. Jukka Riekki
The supervisors in University of Tampere, Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (Tauchi) are:
  • Prof. Roope Raisamo
  • Prof. Markku Turunen

Current students (updated on Sept 14, 2015)

Student name Supervisor Co-supervisor TUT / UofOulu Topic / title
Pradthana "Ting" Jarusriboonchai Kaisa Väänänen Thomas Olsson TUT Social Devices among Familiar Strangers in Co-located situations
Jarno Ojala Kaisa Väänänen Thomas Olsson TUT Content-Mediated Social User Experience in Novel Mobile Services
Leena Ventä-Olkkonen Netta Iivari
Kari Kuutti,
Jonna Häkkilä
UofOulu From perception to appropriation – domestication of urban ubiquitous technologies – case public displays
Ivan Sanches Jukka Riekki
UofOulu Interactive Spaces for Education
Sari Alaluusua Kari Kuutti Tonja Molin-Juustila UofOulu Information ecologies and practices at home
Xiaobi Xu Satu Jumisko-Pyykkö
TUT Sustainability in ubiquitous computing - factors and methods
Ville Ilvonen Tommi Mikkonen
TUT Continuous Deployment with Dynamic Software Updates
Päivi Heikkilä Kaisa Väänänen Eija Kaasinen (VTT) TUT Positive stress as a factor in experience design of technology solutions
Susanna Aromaa Kaisa Väänänen Eija Kaasinen (VTT) TUT Virtual environments as means for interaction design
Niels van Berkel Vassilis Kostakos
UofOulu Experience sampling method in ubiquitous settings
Chu Luo Vassilis Kostakos
UofOulu Smartphone instrumentation
Jari Varsaluoma Kaisa Väänänen Heli Väätäjä TUT Long-Term User Experience Evaluation in Product Development
Susanna Paasovaara Thomas Olsson Kaisa Väänänen TUT Proximity-Based Playful Social Interaction
Matti Luhtala Markku Turunen
UofTampere Earables – Wearable Sound Interaction Supporting Outdoor Activities
Csaba Kertész Markku Turunen
UofTampere Community Driven Artificial Intelligence Development for Sony AIBO
Juhani Linna Markku Turunen
UofTampere Socio-Technical Issues of Novel User Interfaces in Industrial Environments
Ville Mäkelä Markku Turunen
UofTampere Gestural information exchange in ubiquitous displays
Sumita Sharma Markku Turunen
UofTampere Designing Novel Gesture-based Services for Base of the Pyramid Women and Children
Pekka Kallioniemi Markku Turunen
UofTampere Landmark-based Collaborative Wayfinding in Immersive Video Panoramas
Laura Hokkanen Kaisa Väänänen
TUT User experience processes and methods in startup companies

Note: New students can be accepted by negotiating with the supervisors.