Alexandra Weilenmann

investigates the use of mobile technologies in a range of different...

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investigates the use of mobile technologies in a range of different settings, ranging from mobile phone use among teenagers and seniors, to GPS use among hunters. During 2010-2012 Weilenmann is visiting Mobile Life as a VinnMer Fellow with a research grant from the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation System (VINNOVA), working on a project titled Mobile services for interaction, communication and learning. Weilenmann holds a PhD in informatics, and is Associate Professor in Applied Information Technology. She is employed at the Department of Applied Information Technology, Göteborg University/Chalmers. She is also a member of the Center for Language Technology and The Learning and Media Technology Studio, at University of Gothenburg. +46 70 303 29 53 alexandra.weilenmann@ituniv.se

Annika Waern

is centre director for mobile life. Annika is a ‘research by design’...

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is centre director for mobile life. Annika is a ‘research by design’ academic with a background in computer science and Human-Computer Interaction, who has dedicated the latest ten years of her life to understanding games, and more specifically, pervasive games. These are games that are played in the physical world, often but not necessarily with the aid of mobile and ubiquitous technology. She is on the board of DIGRA, the Digital Games research association, acts as editor for the DIGRA journal ToDIGRA, and frequently participates in programme committees for scientific conferences.

+46 703 36 39 16

http://annikawaern.wordpress.com

Antoine Loriette

joined MobileLife in February 2014 as a research assistant in Barry...

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joined MobileLife in February 2014 as a research assistant in Barry Brown's group. He is on leave of absence from Ericsson where he worked on software for 4G base stations. Antoine is also partner of a music startup for which he developed a group music recommendation engine. His interests cover embedded programming, physics and machine learning. Currently, he is researching ubiquitous speech recognition systems.

Bin Zhu (Tina)

is a PhD-student in Human-Machine Interaction with specialization in...

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is a PhD-student in Human-Machine Interaction with specialization in Mobile Interaction Design at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden.

 Bin Zhu is a teacher in Internet and Games Department, School of Media and Animation, China Academy of Art. Her research area is about affective interaction involving users bodily and somatically in communication. She is interested in how mobile technology can be designed to help people gain closer connection from emotional dimension. She also has a background of digital movie making. Before she moves to small screen on mobile phones, she had experience of making short films, TV programs and animation. binz@kth.se

Christopher Sandberg

first major participatory television drama is The Truth About Marika...

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first major participatory television drama is The Truth About Marika with SVT. The show was given the International Emmy Award in 2007, along with multiple other international and national awards. Before that, Sandberg created a participatory national digital TV-channel with TV4. Sandberg headed the 2009 production of Dollplay, with Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for 20th Century FOX Television. In 2010, Sandberg was the Executive Producer and Creative Director for Conspiracy For Good, with Tim Kring (the creator of Heroes). Conspiracy For Good was nominated for an International Emmy, and awarded two Banff World Media Awards and received several other awards. Sandberg is currently developing a sci-fi show with Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free and the international transmedial show Treasures, together with the European Broadcasting Union, and with the support of Mobile Life innovations.

David López Recio

is a Human-Computer Interaction master student at KTH. He came to Mobile...

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is a Human-Computer Interaction master student at KTH. He came to Mobile Life to develop his master thesis under the supervision of Elena Márquez. He will continue with the PhySeEar project developing a movement recognition and an app design for the elderly in assisted living facilities. He recently came from Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain. He holds a bachelor degree in computer science. He is interested in medical health care combined with games and all type of new mobile technologies davidlr@mobilelifecentre.org +46760692606

Deniz Akkaya

studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in...

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studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University in Turkey and did his master in System-on-Chip Design (Embedded Systems) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He has done his master thesis in iMPACT project at Mobile Life. He is specialized in Toolkits for Sketching in Hardware and Software. Here in Mobile Life, Jordi Solsona and Deniz Akkaya designed a wireless low power toolkit for rapid sketching for cross-disciplinary teams within Internet of Things concept. After returning from an internship at Microsoft, Deniz continues to work with different projects at Mobile Life.

+46 764099940

Dina Titkova

received a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Moscow Institute of...

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received a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, Russia, in 2007. During the next five years she worked in a business development department at a medical devices company in Russia. After her years in industry she decided to take on business studies tailored to the Life Science industry. In September 2012 she enrolled a two-years Master Program in Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institute, that aim to bridge the gap between scientific research and business. She truly believes in patient empowerment as a way to improve quality of healthcare, this is also why she chose to work with the Affective Health project during her practical internship.

Title: Intern Academic title: MSc http://se.linkedin.com/in/dinatitkova/

Ece Mandiracioğlu

is Master of Computer Science student at University of Trento, Italy and...

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is Master of Computer Science student at University of Trento, Italy and holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She joined Mobile Life in order to carry out her master thesis correlated to the pervasive game “Codename:Heroes”. She has experience in web and mobile application development as well as designing a web platform to be used by university students as part of Smart Campus course project. In her master thesis she will be focusing on designing a game master interface for “Codename:Heroes”.

+46-73-6273720
ece@mobilelifecentre.org

Fergus Bisset

Fergus holds a BA in Industrial Design and Technology and a MPhil in...

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Fergus holds a BA in Industrial Design and Technology and a MPhil in Design Research from Brunel University. He is enthusiastic about the use of human centred design and the application of technology to enhance human performance, self-concept, social engagement and innovation. Having worked as a design consultant on projects in contexts as diverse as the Design Museum in London and the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, through to the participatory design of knowledge transfer resources in the social care sector in the UK. Fergus’ research interests are in exploring the role of design and technology in shaping and supporting human motivation, engagement, wellbeing and innovation. Fergus’ work as a designer also draws upon his background as a cross-country ski racer and ski coach.

Mobile: +46 72-550 04 58

Goranka Zoric

is senior researcher at the Mobile Life Center, employed by the...

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is senior researcher at the Mobile Life Center, employed by the Interactive Institute, since January 2010. She is part of the Mobility Studio. She holds a M.Sc. (2005) and a Ph.D (2010) in electrical engineering with a major in telecommunications and information science at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Goranka’s current research includes interdisciplinary human centric approach in the field of live video interaction with the focus on mobile technologies. She is working on the EU-project FascinatE. Goranka’s previous work was in the field of automatic face animation of virtual characters and their applications in networked and mobile environments. She defended her PhD thesis, “Hybrid approach to real-time speech driven facial gesturing of virtual characters”, in July 2010.

+46 70 55 22 416
goga@mobilelifecentre.org

Inger Ekman

Inger is vising the centre from University of Tampere, where she is...

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Inger is vising the centre from University of Tampere, where she is currently pursuing a PhD on game sound design. Her research looks into the semantic and aesthetic aspects of game sound, exploring the design space of sound effects and environmental ambiance, and the emotional and psychoacoustic processes by which game sounds contribute to game experience.
Inger holds a M.Sc. in computer science from the University of Tampere (2003). Before coming to Mobile Life, she worked in various research projects at Aalto University. Most recenlty, she has been applying psychophysiology as a way to investigate experience within gaming and other high performance scenarios, and as input for emotion-responsive user interfaces.

Iza Marfisi-Schottman

joined Mobile Life as an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow in December 2012....

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joined Mobile Life as an ERCIM postdoctoral fellow in December 2012.
Her research interests are related to Serious Games and exploring innovative educational techniques such as using mobile and pervasive applications.
During her PhD at the INSA (National Institute od Applied Science) in Lyon (France), she designed and developed an authoring environment to help teachers conceive better quality Serious Games for their use in class.
She also is evolved in several Art projects that use computer science to create new forms of participatory entertainment and culture.

Academic title: ERCIM postdoctoral fellow

Janin Koch

is a master student of Business Information Systems at the TU Darmstadt...

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is a master student of Business Information Systems at the TU Darmstadt and currently studies at the Royal Institute of Technology as an exchange student. She holds a bachelor degree in BIS from the University Magdeburg. In her masters she focused on leadership and Human Computer Systems. In January 2014 she joined Mobile Life Centre and is currently writing her masters thesis connected to the Affective Health project. This system will be augmented by the Heart Rate Variability to deliver an even more comprehensive picture on the bodily reactions of stress. In her thesis she will research ways to visualize this data.

Jonas Celander Guss

is a Human-Computer Interaction Master student at Uppsala University,...

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is a Human-Computer Interaction Master student at Uppsala University, with a bachelor’s degree in Information System Science. He joined Mobile Life Centre to do his master thesis in the Opphos project, where he will develop and test the application, under Iza Marfisi’s supervision. His main interests are in interaction design, usability and development for mobile and web. In his free time he likes to be outdoors or at home watching TV series. Other things that interest him are internet of things, ubiquitous computing, wearable tech and games.

Kamyar Niroumand

hold a MSc in Computer Science from Uppsala University, and a BEng in...

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hold a MSc in Computer Science from Uppsala University, and a BEng in Computer Engineering (Software). He has worked as a researcher at the APA-IUT Cert at Isfahan University of Technology in Iran (2008-2010). During his Master Thesis he worked on a system that uses an Android app to monitor, record and analyse effects of seasonal changes of human's health and well-being. He is currently working as a software developer for WeMeMove AB, a newly established company spun-off from SICS Internet of Sports project and is part of the that is building a learning tool for cross-country skiing, in partnership with Ski Team Sweden.

Kim Nevelsteen

is working as a PhD student from Stockholm’s University, as part of Game...

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is working as a PhD student from Stockholm’s University, as part of Game Group, in the Mobile Life Centre. KiM started in January of 2010 and is working on the combination of Pervasive Games, Mixed Reality and the Internet of Things. Having written a master thesis on a Game Design Methodology and a second master thesis on multicore processing, his background also includes over 10 years of Software Engineering experience, at least 6 of which were in industry. KiM is currently working on the research and production of a pervasive game under the working title, “Heroes”, where he will be concentrating on design aspects pertaining to a pervasive game engine and emergent properties. +46 70 20 30 770 kim@mobilelifecentre.org

Lidija Murselovic

is a master student in the field of Human – Computer Interaction, from...

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is a master student in the field of Human – Computer Interaction, from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Her main interest lies within interaction design and has the last two years focused on learning about different interaction design methods through different projects. She has previously read a bachelor in print communication, where she learnt about graphical technology and communication. However, her main interest for the future lies within HCI since she finds it more innovating and challenging. Lidija joined the Mobile Life Centre in January 2014 to conduct her master thesis, connected to the project “Internet of Sports”. She is researching how the experience of running can be increased for the ordinary runner during a running session, by using interactive materials and technology. This will be done by investigating two extreme groups of runners, night – and trail runners, who assumingly uses the latest sport technology and to see experiences they strive for when running. The results will end up in 2-3 design proposals for her master thesis.

Louise Barkhuus

Louise Barkhuus is an associate professor at Stockholm University and a...

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Louise Barkhuus is an associate professor at Stockholm University and a senior researcher at the Mobile Life Centre. Her research focuses on social interaction through and around mobile and ubiquitous technologies, particular in relation to issues of privacy, friendship maintenance, location-reporting and game playing. She looks at the intersection of technology and social interaction by combining the development of prototype applications with newly adopted commercial technologies. Her recent work includes studies of social media as facilitators of ad-hoc socializing and analyses of privacy issues within ubiquitous computing research. 

Before coming to the Stockholm University and Mobile Life Centre Louise Barkhuus was working as a research scientist at University of California, San Diego, serving as the PI of an NSF funded project on technologies for supporting social science research. 

Louise Barkhuus gained her Ph.D from the IT University of Copenhagen in 2004; her dissertation focused on context-aware computing and its complications for implementation in a social world.

cse.ucsd.edu/~barkhuus

Maria Normark

holds a 3-year VinnMER Fellowship and will during this period be a...

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holds a 3-year VinnMER Fellowship and will during this period be a visiting researcher at Mobile Life. She is a senior lecturer in Media Technology at the School of Communication, Media and IT at Södertörn University. The theme for her project at Mobile Life is ‘Nomadic Interaction Models’. Her current main interests are collaboration in practice, design quality and norm-critical design. +46702 290 313 maria.normark@sh.se

Marisa Cohn

is a visiting scholar who is currently a post doctoral researcher in the...

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is a visiting scholar who is currently a post doctoral researcher in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Her research brings together approaches from Human Computer Interaction, Anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies for the study of sociotechnical systems. She conducts ethnographic research on software systems and computational work, focusing on the cultures and politics of design in organizations and digital societies.

Her research interests include materiality of computing, infrastructure studies, design ethnography, embodiment and temporality, software studies, and feminist and critical theory. Her current work examines the relationship between computational work and time in the case of a long-lived computational infrastructure project supporting on ongoing NASA-ESA space science mission. This project considers how people's careers are shaped by obsolescence and how they approach concerns of legacy, inheritance and survival of computational practices at the end of project life-cycles.

Marisa is a member of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing at UC Irvine and will be visiting with the Mobile Life Centre this year before starting a faculty position at the IT University of Copenhagen.

Marten Biehl

Marten Biehl is studying Human-Computer Interaction at Uppsala...

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Marten Biehl is studying Human-Computer Interaction at Uppsala Universitet and holds a BSc in Information Systems from WWU Münster, Germany. He joined Mobile Life to do his master thesis under Elena Márquez and Jordi Solsona's supervision. He will develop a toolkit for quickly sketching movement-based interactions in multi-disciplinary design teams.

Title: Master Student

Martin Murer

Martin is a visiting Ph.D student from the Center for Advanced Studies...

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Martin is a visiting Ph.D student from the Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies & Society (ICT&S) at University of Salzburg. Martin holds a degree in Information Design from University of Applied Sciences Graz. He was
involved in multiple national and international research projects around the topics of interaction design for industrial, automotive and domestic applications. His research interests lie in the methodological and environmental influences on explorative design of contextual interaction.

+43 660 1011 011

Academic title: Ph. D. student

Mattias Rost

is a programmer and PhD student employed at SICS. After more than 20...

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is a programmer and PhD student employed at SICS. After more than 20 years of programming experience, he currently focus on mobile development, web development, and mobile web development, with a focus on user experience. He says he is a platform agnostic. Mattias research interests are mobile, social, and location based services, and look at services as mashup-materials, and study users using mobile services.

+46 704 145664
rost@mobilelifecentre.org
http://www.rost.me

Mattias Svahn

is a visiting PhD-candidate from the Stockholm School of Economics...

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is a visiting PhD-candidate from the Stockholm School of Economics department of media and economic psychology. Mattias visits to finish a PhD in pervasive game design for advertising and learning.

He researches the consumers´/players´ experiences and reactions, when exposed to persuasive pervasive games for learning and advertising. His work bridges consumer behaviour sciences, game design and play theory. The research is carried out in cooperation with the Energy Design Studio of the Interactive Institute and focuses on causal statistical modelling of data from field experiments with the prototype pervasive-persuasive games, see also Agents Against Power Waste.

He was also business-research leader for  the FP6 project IperG that developed prototype pervasive game design. 

Mert Gunay Karadogan

is a master student in Embedded Systems programme at Royal Institute of...

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is a master student in Embedded Systems programme at Royal Institute of Technology. He has the degree of BSC in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey. His current interest is mobile and web development. In Mobile Life, he will write his masters thesis about Internet of Things and Tech Probes.

Michela Grisi

is a guest designer at the Mobile Life Center since November 2013. She...

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is a guest designer at the Mobile Life Center since November 2013. She holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Design and a Master degree in Communication Design from the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). She wrote her master thesis on the perception of territory. Michela proposed a Co-Design approach that encourages participants to draw collaborative maps in order to explore the perception of everyday life in the neighbourhood in the urban environment. With experiences in graphic design, she joined Mobile Life Center as a guest designer to further explore perception of territory through the advances of the digital technology.

Moa Ristner

is a physics engineering student at KTH and is currently doing her...

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is a physics engineering student at KTH and is currently doing her master in machine learning. She will be at Mobile Life while writing her master thesis. She will be engaged in the cross-country skiing project at SICS and work with data analysis.

Muhammad Yasir Munir

is a master student in Interactive Systems Engineering at Royal...

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is a master student in Interactive Systems Engineering at Royal Institute of technology Stockholm Sweden.  He has a BSC Computer Science  degree from the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan .Yasir has joined the Mobile Life center to do his master thesis. During his stay at Mobile Life Center , Yasir will work on a Project" Somaesthetics and body awareness ". Yasir will do a technical part of this project.  Yasir was a web developer in Pakistan at Company XCELSOFT (PVT) LTD.

yasirmym@kth.se

Nathalie Peira

has a Ph.D in Psychology and is interested in emotions, how they are...

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has a Ph.D in Psychology and is interested in emotions, how they are experienced, regulated, expressed (including feelings, behavior and somatic/physiological reactions), and how we could train emotion regulation capacities through increased interoceptive awareness. She had a short internship at Mobile Life Centre 2009 during her PhD and she is now back to work on the Affective Health project until November 2013.

+46 739 644 920

Title: Post doc Academic title: Ph.D.

Petra Sundström

is a Senior Researcher in the Centre. She holds a PhD in Human Computer...

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is a Senior Researcher in the Centre. She holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and has a background in engineering. Her interest the past years has been on technologies from the perspective of being the design material we as designers and researchers in HCI and interaction systems design work with. Petra argues for more of ground-level material explorations of technologies in order to find what potential these hold for design. And further, how we need methods and tools to help us better talk about and share this knowledge in the multidisciplinary design teams we work in. Petra currently leads the Material Explorations project within Mobile Life. (Photo: Edis Potori)

+46 (0)70 766 76 76

Serena Raschellà

holds bachelor's degree in New Technologies for the Arts at Academy of...

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holds bachelor's degree in New Technologies for the Arts at Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and master's degree in Communication Design at the Politecnico di Milano, where she works for two years as assistant professor. Thanks to the university studies and several collaborations in communication agencies she learned technical skills in video, photography and digital area. She has been working on communication design for urban environment since 2008. Serena is a guest designer at Mobile Life Centre in order to carry on and improve her master degree project. Her project focuses on the communication of natural and rural areas nearby the city through the use of digital devices.

Syed Naseh

<p>is an Interaction Designer/Developer with interest in games. He...

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<p>is an Interaction Designer/Developer with interest in games. He started at the centre as a master thesis student and explored the possibilites smart phones present for Augmented Sound Reality. Currently he is developing the Android client for a gender-aware pervasive game, Codename: Heroes. The purpose of the game is to engage and empower young women. Syed has a background in Mobile App Design/ Development. He is interested in making playful interactive games that can help educate children in developing nations.</p>

+46 70 4420611

Tom Homewood

is working jointly for SICS and the Interactive Institute on a long-term...

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is working jointly for SICS and the Interactive Institute on a long-term project that aims to create a technique training tool for cross-country skiers of all abilities. This project is a continuation of his master thesis and is being run in conjunction with Ski Team Sweden cross-country and the Swedish Olympic Committee. Tom has a Master in Embedded Systems from Uppsala University, Sweden and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Loughborough University, England. Away from work, Tom enjoys railway modelling, hiking and playing cricket.

Title: Researcher

Ulf Eriksson

is President and Business Coach for SU Innovation. Prior to joining SU...

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is President and Business Coach for SU Innovation. Prior to joining SU Innovation in 2006, Ulf worked as the Business Coach and Interim President at the Stockholm School of Economics Business Lab for two years. Before that he served as the Senior Investment Manager at TeliaSonera. In 1999, he joined Telia Business Innovation, which cooperated with Silicon Valley-based US VC-fund Vision Capital, where Ulf worked from 2000 – 2001. From 1996 to 1999, he served as a Principal for Amerscan, a US venture capital firm focused on the Nordic countries. Ulf has during two periods worked as Vice President for IT and Services Industry at Swedish Trade Council. His background is from Swedish Startups within IT/Software/Computer Graphics/Services - for example founder and President of SweSI - Swedish Software Initiative in the second half of 1990-s - and own consultancy within Business Development Internationalization and Financing.

Vanja Raquel Lamas

has joined Mobile Life in January 2014 as a research assistant to aid in...

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has joined Mobile Life in January 2014 as a research assistant to aid in software development and other technical requirements. She has a master's degree in Health Informatics from Karolinska Institutet and a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Communication Technologies, with a major in Mobile Computation from Instituto Superior da Maia in Portugal. Vanja's interest in the technical area has started since she was very young, when she always wanted to know what was inside electronic equipment and wanted find out how they work. At the age of 13, she started programming and realised that that was the area where she wants to work with, as well as the wish to get more and more experienced in the field. Most of her free time, she spends on video games, tv and music.

Victor Guerrero Corbi

<p>joined Mobile Life&#39;s game group to establish his master...

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<p>joined Mobile Life&#39;s game group to establish his master thesis working in an interface for game mastered pervasive games in the context of the game: Codename: Heroes. He is a Computer Engineering student from UPC - BarcelonaTech (Spain) with a specialization in system interfaces and integration. Along with his studies he has been involved in the game development group team-iso and developed technological solutions for educational institutions in educabits. He is now working at Mobile Life as a Research engineer in different projects.</p>

Title: Research Engineer

Xiaolin Zhao

is doing his master thesis in the Mobility Studio. He has joined the...

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is doing his master thesis in the Mobility Studio. He has joined the project of LiveNature and is focusing on development works about the SenseMixer system, which contains manipulation of input and output of video and sensor data, video streaming and mixing, data interaction with users, etc. Xiaolin has a Bachelor degree in Electronic Information Engineering from Tianjin University, China. He is currently studying in MSC program of Communication Systems (Internetworking) at KTH.