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I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Aalto University. My work explores how we can use technologies to connect with each other through digital versions of ourselves and exploring how animals/people can interact with computer systems.

I am interested in exploring what it means to interact as users with technologies and how as system designers we can build and support meaningful interactions. Part of my passion is to push the boundaries of what is known towards creating a better environment for the entities we share our world with.

I got my Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), where later in I completed my PhD in HCI focusing on methods and designing for dog-computer systems.

I publish mostly in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), but also in social science, in top conferences/journals in computer science such as CHI, IJHCS, CSCW etc.

Feel free to send me a message for a chat, check out my blog where I talk to researchers, blog about conferences I’ve been too and projects I take in my spare time, read my publications or look at my previous projects for more information on what I’ve worked on so far.

I always have several exciting Master’s thesis topics. To inquire topics, please email me with your CV, transcript, and letter of interest.

Contact Information

Email: ilyena.hirskyj-douglas [at] aalto. fi

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