Department of Communications and Networking

Human Computer Interaction

The group studies computational methods for improving user interfaces, including modeling, optimization, and machine learning methods.
User Interfaces

The group develops algorithms, models, and interactive tools for computational design and adaptation of user interfaces. The models are informed by theories in behavioral and social sciences and acquired in rigorous experimental studies. We have demonstrated the results in a number of applications ranging from classic problems like keyboards to novel multimodal interfaces.

The group is funded by ERC, Academy of Finland, and Technology Industries Finland.

We are part of the Finnish Center for AI, as well as the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems.

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The group is led by Professor Antti Oulasvirta. 

Latest publications

Online Simulator-Based Experimental Design for Cognitive Model Selection

Alexander Aushev, Aini Putkonen, Grégoire Clarté, Suyog Chandramouli, Luigi Acerbi, Samuel Kaski, Andrew Howes 2023 Computational Brain and Behavior

Interactive Personalization of Classifiers for Explainability using Multi-Objective Bayesian Optimization

Suyog Chandramouli, Yifan Zhu, Antti Oulasvirta 2023 UMAP 2023 - Proceedings of the 31st ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization

Toward AI assistants that let designers design

Sebastiaan De Peuter, Antti Oulasvirta, Samuel Kaski 2023 AI Magazine

Datamator: An Authoring Tool for Creating Datamations via Data Query Decomposition

Yi Guo, Nan Cao, Ligan Cai, Yanqiu Wu, Daniel Weiskopf, Danqing Shi, Qing Chen 2023 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)


Lena Hegemann, Niraj Ramesh Dayama, Abhishek Iyer, Erfan Farhadi, Ekaterina Marchenko, Antti Oulasvirta 2023 IUI 2023 - Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces

Computational Assistance for User Interface Design: Smarter Generation and Evaluation of Design Ideas

Lena Hegemann, Yue Jiang, Joongi Shin, Yi Chi Liao, Markku Laine, Antti Oulasvirta 2023

CHI Course

Kasper Hornbæk, Per Ola Kristensson, Antti Oulasvirta 2023

The Future of Computational Approaches for Understanding and Adapting User Interfaces

Yue Jiang, Yuwen Lu, Christof Lutteroth, Toby Jia Jun Li, Jeffrey Nichols, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger 2023


Yue Jiang, Luis A. Leiva, Paul R. B. Houssel, Hamed Rezazadegan Tavakoli, Julia Kylmälä, Antti Oulasvirta 2023 CHI 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Cognitive Modelling: From GOMS to Deep Reinforcement Learning

Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Andrew Howes 2023
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