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Sergio Sayago holds a PhD Cum Laude in Computer Science and Digital Communication by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2009). He has 7 years of post-doctoral experience. As of September 1, 2014, he is a visiting (tenure-track by AQU - Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency) lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at Universitat de Lleida. Prior to that, and thanks to being awarded two competitive post-doctoral fellowships, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2012-2014, Alliance 4 Universities) and University of Dundee (Scotland, 2010-2012, Beatriu de Pinós). Since 2004, he has been conducting research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with older people (60+) continuously. He has conducted ethnographical and participant observational studies in computer clubhouses and adult educational centres in Barcelona, Madrid and Dundee (Scotland) over a 5-year period. He has co-supervised three PhDs to completion (starting in 2010, and completed in 2014, 2015 and 2016) and 28 final degree projects (2006-2010) in the area of HCI with older people. Sergio has participated (2004-2010) in 9 EU-partially funded projects on emerging digital technologies, coordinating the Work Package of evaluation of 6 of these projects. Sergio participated in writing-up the proposal of one of these projects (Life 2.0; 2M euros), which was focused on older people and independent living, and was Co-PI of an international 2-year CERO project on digital games and the older population (WorthPlay) funded with 246000 euros. Sergio was also 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), and in 2 conference papers, which won, respectively, the Best Technical and Refereed Paper Award in ACM-W4A and CIRN Community Informatics. Since 2012, he has over 1200 reads in ResearchGate, and his current RG score in 10.18. Sergio is the main (first) author of 30 publications, including journal & conference papers, and book chapters. He has lectured HCI to graduate and undergraduate students at UPF, UC3M and UdL. He has also lectured, and coordinated courses on, Data Structures in Java and Software Quality Assurance at UdL. His lecturing activities have been conducted in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. He is accredited as an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer by AQU (April, 2016).



Updated: April 2016