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Visual Computing and Human Computer Interaction

Visual computing and HCI research focuses on computer systems that perceive the world and augment human perception, with the goal of easing life.
Aalto University/Unto Rautio

Realizing this requires advances in both inverse senses (perception; e.g. computer vision) and forward senses (predictive; e.g. computer graphics, spatial audio, physical simulation), and their eventual combination into an evolving, learning system. Further, the rapid weaving of digital devices and services into the fabric of everyday life places increasing demands for human-computer interfaces and their design to understand human cognition to avoid overloading it. Combined with algorithmic understanding and augmentation of the world, computational models of the mind present opportunities for helping humans achieve their life goals through intelligent coaching, e.g., in sports training, wellbeing, work performance, stress management, and also learning programming.

Professors & Lecturers

Perttu Hämäläinen
Assistant Professor
Department of Media
Juho Kannala
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Samuel Kaski
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Ari Korhonen
Senior University Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Jaakko Lehtinen
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Tapio Lokki
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Lauri Malmi
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Lauri Savioja
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Juha Sorva
Senior University Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
Tapio 'Tassu' Takala
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Petri Vuorimaa
Professor
Department of Computer Science