I have been working in the Pervasive and Artificial Intelligence Research Group (PAI) in the Department of Informatics at the University of Fribourg since May 2009, and in April 2015 I joined the team at the newly created Human-IST Research Center, also at the University of Fribourg.
I've been interested in human-computer interaction in general for quite some time now, and in recent years on user experience, interaction design and usability in particular. My current research interests fall under three themes: 1) improving the user experience in multi-user computer-mediated collaborative environments, particularly those which allow interaction using an ecology of personal and public devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, touch tables and large interactive displays, 2) interaction design for mobile contexts and devices, and 3) exploring how to support privacy in an increasing connected world. In the past, I've also worked on the design and evaluation of multimodal interfaces, particularly those that involve speech as one of the modalities.
I hold a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, an MSc in Artificial Intelligence specialising in Natural Language Processing from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and an Honours BSc in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence with an additional major in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, Canada. In addition to my academic background, I've also worked in industry a bit.