For the school year of 2022/2023, I will be on sabbatical from my teaching and management duties at ITU, working instead with colleagues at Columbia University, New York City. I have received a Fulbright Scholarship to work on a research project focusing on health data sharing and privacy. The research will provide insights into design for mobile health informatics systems.
I am a Professor at the IT University (since July 2021, Associate Professor from September 2016), where I am a member of the Center for Information Security and Trust (CISAT). My research focuses on user experiences and privacy issues in relation to location-based applications and social media; I combine studies of social media practices with interaction around location-sensor technologies, in order to provide better knowledge of how to design ubiquitous computing technologies for everyday social activities with emphasis on privacy and security. One of my major projects (2022-2024) is ReWork under the DIREC framework; my colleagues and I recently received a large grant spanning four universities, to look at the future of hybrid work. I also recently received a grant focusing on privacy in multi-cultural settings, with colleagues in the US.
During 2015 and 2016, I was a Visiting Professor at Cornell Tech. I was working with colleagues in the Connective Media group where I also taught a graduate course on research methods. I am still collaborating with researchers on projects related to location-based connective technologies for urban social practices such as urban navigation as well as anonymous social media practices.
Between 2012 and 2016 I was an Associate Professor at Stockholm University, the Department of Computer and System Sciences where I was also the head of the ACT research unit. I was running the LX Lab bringing together researchers and students who are interested in location-based media and location-based experiences, for example for interactive drama and urban exploration.
At UCSD (2007-2011) I was the Principal Investigator on an NSF funded project: "Transforming Social Science Virtual Organizations". I was studying the diverse intellectual practices of social science research and social scientists' use of communication technologies. We recently developed TagPad, a tool for interviewing participants and analyzing social science studies.
My research area is human-computer interaction, with particular emphasis on ubiquitous computing and privacy. More specifically my research attempts to uncover the emergent practices and use of state-of-the-art computing technologies, such as mobile applications and social software in their native environment. I conceptualize and develop these technologies for further study, and I also study existing ones. Most recently I have looked at mobile uses of social media, leading to analyses in privacy perception by users of mobile social media.