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Sergio Sayago holds a PhD Cum Laude in Computer Science and Digital Communication by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2009). According to the 2016 Times Higher Education 150 under 50 ranking, UPF is the 15th best university in the world. He has 7 years of postdoctoral experience. He was a visiting (tenure-track) lecturer at Universitat de Lleida (UdL) during the period (1-Sept) 2014-2016. Prior to that, he was a postdoc at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, Spain, 2012-2014, Alliance 4 Universities Fellowship) and University of Dundee (UoD, Scotland, 2010-2012, Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship). Since 2004, he has been conducting Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) studies with older people (60+). He has conducted ethnographic and participant observational studies in computer clubhouses and adult educational centres in Barcelona, Madrid and Dundee (Scotland) over a 5-year period. He co-supervised to completion three PhDs during the period 2010-2016, and 28 final degree projects between 2006 and 2010. Sergio participated in 9 EU-partially funded projects on emerging digital technologies, coordinating the Work Package of evaluation of 6 of these projects, during the period 2004-2010. Sergio led the writing of the ethnography Work Package of the Life 2.0 EU-project proposal, focused on older people and independent living, which was funded with 2M €. Sergio wrote the proposal of an international 2-year CERO project on digital games and the older population (WorthPlay), funded with 246000€. Sergio was instrumental in securing 15000 CAD for a pilot project on older people's emotional interactive experiences through a citizen science lens funded by the ACT (Aging-Communication-Technologies) network. The key results of his research and co-supervision activities have hitherto been published (starting in 2010) in 9 JCRs (SCI & SSCI). He is the first author of six of them (3 in Q2, 1 in Q3, 2 in Q4) and second author of the other 3 journal papers (2 in Q2, 1 in Q3). Since 2014, he has over 1500 reads in ResearchGate, and his current RG score is 11.06. He has lectured (in Catalan, Spanish, and English) HCI to graduate and undergraduate students at UPF, UC3M and UdL. He has led and taught courses on Data Structures and Software Quality Assurance at UdL. He is accredited (since April 2016) as an Associate Professor by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency.



Updated: July 2016
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