How can we align technology with the way we think about, feel, and understand the world? Robin Welsch is a psychologist-turned-computer scientist on a quest to find an answer.
There is an increasing need to find more comprehensive solutions to the complex problems of the world, to equalise the technology sector and to make the design of technological innovations more human-oriented. Engineering Psychology research area brings together behavioral scientists, engineers, and computer scientists to explore real world problems. The research area tackles questions how human behavior and perception shapes the use and impact of computing systems, services and engineering, and vice versa.
The research area is linked to the new BSc initiative at Aalto, the Engineering Psychology major. Applications for the new Finnish-language major began in spring 2022.
Graduates from Engineering Psychology can work as experts in human artificial intelligence or as developers of electronic health services. Applications for the new Finnish-language major will begin in spring 2022.
Sari Kujala helped Kone improve its elevators and Fiskars make better axes. Now, she works as a deputy director in the DigiIN project that aims to ensure that digital services will not increase social exclusion.
Collaborative institute for research on information technology.
International research hub for artificial intelligence