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. 

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Latest publications

Learning to type with mobile keyboards

Xinhui Jiang, Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Xiangshi Ren 2022 Computers in Human Behavior

Human or machine? It is not what you write, but how you write it

Luis A. Leiva, Moises Diaz, Miguel A. Ferrer, Réjean Plamondon 2021 Proceedings of ICPR 2020 - 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition

An adaptive model of gaze-based selection

Xiuli Chen, Aditya Acharya, Antti Oulasvirta, Andrew Howes 2021 CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Conversations with GUIs

Kashyap Todi, Luis A. Leiva, Daniel Buschek, Pin Tian, Antti Oulasvirta 2021 DIS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Adapting User Interfaces with Model-based Reinforcement Learning

Kashyap Todi, Luis Leiva, Gilles Bailly, Antti Oulasvirta 2021 CHI '21: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Grid-based Genetic Operators for Graphical Layout Generation

Morteza Shiripour, Niraj Ramesh Dayama, Antti Oulasvirta 2021 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction

Pantomime: Mid-Air Gesture Recognition with Sparse Millimeter-Wave Radar Point Clouds

Sameera Palipana, Dariush Salami, Luis A. Leiva, Stephan Sigg 2021 Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies

Counterfactual Thinking

Antti Oulasvirta, Kasper Hornbæk 2021 International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

Improving Artificial Teachers by Considering How People Learn and Forget

Aurélien Nioche, Pierre-Alexandre Murena, Carlos de la Torre Ortiz, Antti Oulasvirta 2021 Proceedings of 26th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2021)

Determinants of masticatory performance assessed by mixing ability tests

Javier Montero, Luis A. Leiva, Inmaculada Martín-Quintero, Eva Rosel, Rocío Barrios-Rodriguez 2021 JOURNAL OF PROSTHETIC DENTISTRY
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