Antti Oulasvirta

Professor
Professor
T407 Dept. Communications and Network

Antti Oulasvirta is an Associate Professor at Aalto University where he leads the User Interfaces research group. He was previously a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction at Saarland university. He received his doctorate in Cognitive Science from the University of Helsinki in 2006, after which he was a Fulbright Scholar at the School of Information in University of California-Berkeley in 2007-2008 and a Senior Researcher at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT in 2008-2011. During his postgraduate studies in 2002-2003, he was an exchange student at UC Berkeley's Neuropsychology Lab and did an internship at T-Labs in Berlin in 2006. He was awarded the ERC Starting Grant (2015-2020) for research on computational design of user interaces.

Dr. Oulasvirta has served as an associate editor for International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, as a column editor for IEEE Computer, and he frequently participates in the paper committees of HCI conferences, including the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). His work has been awarded the Best Paper Award and Best Paper Honorable Mention at CHI twelve times between 2008 and 2018. He has held keynote talks on computational user interface design in NordiCHI'14, CoDIT'14, EICS'16, and IHCI'17.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358503841561

Areas of expertise

Human-computer interaction, User interfaces, Human factors, Human performance, Interactive AI, computational design, Computational modeling, Cognitive modeling, 113 Computer and information sciences

Honors and awards

MobileHCI Best Note Award ACM MobileHCI, United States

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2011

CHI Best Paper Award ACM CHI, United States

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2011

Honorable Mention for a full paper ACM SIGCHI, USA

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2014

CHI Best Paper Award x 2

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2017

PacificVis Honorable Mention

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2017

CHI Best Paper Award

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2016

CHI Best Paper Award, CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2015

CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2014

CHI Best Paper Honorable Mention

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2013

Mobile HCI Ten Year Most Influential Paper Award

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Communications and Networking Jan 2013

Research groups

  • Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT)
  • User Interfaces

Publications

Learning GUI Completions with User-defined Constraints

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

Rediscovering Affordance

Yi Chi Liao, Kashyap Todi, Aditya Acharya, Antti Keurulainen, Andrew Howes, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Counterfactual Thinking

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

Investigating Positive and Negative Qualities of Human-in-the-Loop Optimization for Designing Interaction Techniques

Liwei Chan, Yi Chi Liao, George B. Mo, John J. Dudley, Chun Lien Cheng, Per Ola Kristensson, Antti Oulasvirta 2022 CHI 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing 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

Learning to type with mobile keyboards

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

Cognitive Modelling

Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Antti Oulasvirta, Andrew Howes 2022

Touchscreen typing as optimal supervisory control

Jussi P.P. Jokinen, Aditya Acharya, Mohammad Uzair, Xinhui Jiang, Antti Oulasvirta 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