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I am a research scientist (Dr. Tech. / Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher) at the Center for Ubiquitous Computing, at the University of Oulu, in Finland.

I have dabbled in many things and am currently working mostly on things like crowdsourcing (wisdom of crowds), public displays, mobile sensing and civic engagement. I like studies that involve alive humans.

Or, a few latest publications might give a better idea of the type of work we do:

Hosio S, Kukka H, Goncalves J, Kostakos V & Ojala T (2016)
Toward Meaningful Engagement on Pervasive Displays.
Pervasive Computing, to appear, 2016.

Hosio S, Ferreira D, Goncalves J, van Berkel N, Luo C, Ahmed M, Flores H & Kostakos V (2016)
Monetary Assessment of Battery Life on Smartphones.
Proc. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016

Hosio S, Goncalves J, Anagnostopoulos T & Kostakos V (2016)
Leveraging Wisdom of the Crowd for Decision Support
Proc. British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI), 2016

Hosio S, Goncalves J, Kostakos V & Riekki J (2015)
Crowdsourcing Public Opinion using Urban Pervasive Technologies: Lessons from Real-Life Experiments in Oulu
Policy & Internet 7 (2), 2015

I’m (almost) always available for collaboration, so feel free to contact me if you have an idea in mind!