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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 post-doctoral experience. As of September 1, 2014, he is a visiting (tenure-track) lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at Universitat de Lleida (UdL). Prior to that, he was a post-doc 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 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 and 28 final degree projects (2006-2010). 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 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), 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 1400 reads in ResearchGate, and his current RG score is 10.18. Sergio is the first author of 30 publications, including journal & conference papers, and book chapters. 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: June 2016