Sergio Sayago's home page

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Sergio Sayago holds a PhD Cum Laude in Computer Science and Digital Communication by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, 2009) and has 7 years of postdoctoral experience. He was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at Universitat de Lleida (UdL, 2014-2016). Prior to that, he was a visiting post-doc in the Department of Computer Science at UC3M (2012-2014, Alliance 4 Universities Fellowship) and in the School of Computing at University of Dundee (2010-2012, Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship). His research area is HCI & Ageing, wherein he has been working since 2004 at several European universities. Previous research was web accessibility and usability (and learning design). Current research is ethnography of ICT use, ranging from CMC tools to digital games, by older people with different cultural backgrounds. His research plan for the next five years aims to understand better HCI & Ageing by exploring aspects such as DIY, citizen science, sensory ethnography, emotion & creativity. He co-supervised three PhDs to completion dealing with ethnography, digital games, PD, wearable computing, and ICT4D issues with older people (and school-aged children too) between 2010-2016, and 28 final CS degree projects on HCI while doing his PhD. Sergio participated in 9 EU projects on emerging ICTs (e.g., digital cinema, audiovisual entertainment), and coordinated the Work Package of Evaluation of 6 of these projects, between 2004-2010. Sergio led the writing of the ethnography WP of the Life 2.0 EU-project proposal, focused on older people and independent living, funded with 2M€. Sergio was the Co-PI of WorthPlay, an international 2-year project on digital games and the growing ageing population, funded with 246.000 €. He also led the proposal of a pilot project on older people's emotional interactive experiences through a citizen science lens, funded with 15000 CAD. He lectured (in Catalan, Spanish, and English), HCI / UX (including research methods, prototyping, usability, Contextual Design & UCD methodologies) to graduate and undergraduate students at UPF, UC3M, and UdL. He coordinated and taught courses on Data Structures (including OOP and Algorithms, in Java) and Software Quality Assurance (including aspects of – Agile - Software Engineering) at UdL. Sergio is the author of over 60 publications. Since 2010, the key results of his research and co-supervision activities have been published in 9 JCRs. He is the first author of six of them (3 Q2, 1 Q3, 2 Q4) and the second author of the other 3 (2 Q2, 1 Q3). He has 416 citations in GS. As of April 2016, he is accredited as an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer by AQU (in Catalonia).



Updated: October 2016 - this page will no longer be updated