Nervo Xavier Verdezoto Ph.D. (Aarhus University, DK)

NervoI have recently joined the Department of Informatics at the University of Leicester (UK) as an Assistant Professor/Lecturer. My research interests focus on the intersection between at the intersection of Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) with particular interest on Healthcare and Sustainability domains.

Through a Design-oriented research approach, I combine user-centered and participatory design methods to further understand people’s everyday practices, different stakeholder’s needs and how people appropriate technology into their everyday life. I have been working in various projects related to healthcare, physical computing, and sustainable HCI. Most of my research is aligned with the turn to practice in HCI, in which the understanding of everyday practices plays a major role in system design.

So, if you are a bachelor/master or potential Ph.D. student looking for a thesis project in HCI/UbiComp/CSCW - healthcare or sustainability domains - send me an email to get in touch and discuss possible projects.

More details:

Brief CV:

Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Aarhus University, Denmark.  Advisor: Prof. Morten Kyng, and co-advisor: Erik Grönvall. Degree in February 2014.

MSc. in Human Language Technology and Interfaces (HLTI) from the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Trento, Italy. Advisor: Prof. Laure Vieu, and co-advisor Prof.Alessandro Oltramari. Degree in October 2010.

BEng. in Computer Engineering-majoring in Technological Systems from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador. Advisor: Prof. Guido Caicedo. Degree in June 2009.

Before moving to Leicester, I was a Postdoctoral researcher at the Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction Group - Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University in Aarhus-Denmark. My postdoc supervisor was Prof. Kaj Grønbæk. From August 2014, I was working in the EcoSense Project: "Collective Sensing and Macroscopic Analysis Methods for Reducing Environmental Footprints" + I was also teaching Advanced Physical Computing and Context Awareness Computing for bachelor and master students respectively.

My contact details are:

G7 Computer Science Building
Department of Informatics,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.
T: +44 (0)116 252 2593


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