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

Learning GUI Completions with User-defined Constraints

Lukas Brückner, Luis A. Leiva, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

Robust and Deployable Gesture Recognition for Smartwatches

Utkarsh Kunwar, Sheetal Borar, Moritz Berghofer, Julia Kylmälä, Ilhan Aslan, Luis A. Leiva, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 27th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2022

Counterfactual Thinking

Antti Oulasvirta, Kasper Hornbæk 2022 International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction

Learning to type with mobile keyboards

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

Responsive and Personalized Web Layouts with Integer Programming

Markku Laine, Yu Zhang, Simo Santala, Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta 2021 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction

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

Modeling Risky Choices in Unknown Environments

Ville Tanskanen, Chang Rajani, Homayun Afrabandpey, Aini Putkonen, Aurélien Nioche, Arto Klami 2021 Proceedings of The 13th Asian Conference on Machine Learning

Grid-based Genetic Operators for Graphical Layout Generation

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

The adaptive value of probability distortion and risk-seeking in macaques' decision-making

A. Nioche, N. P. Rougier, M. Deffains, S. Bourgeois-Gironde, S. Ballesta, T. Boraud 2021 PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
More information on our research in the Research database.
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