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Sergio holds a PhD Cum Laude in Computer Science and Digital Communication by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, 2009). As of September 1, 2014, he is a visiting tenure-track lecturer at Universitat de Lleida (UdL). Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain, 2012–2014, Alliance 4 Universities Fellowship) and University of Dundee (Scotland, 2010-2012, Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship). Since 2004, he has been conducting research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction research with older people (60+). He has conducted ethnographical and participant observation studies in computer clubhouses and adult educational centres in Barcelona, Dundee & Madrid, over a 5-year period. He has co-supervised a PhD to completion and is currently co-supervising 2 PhD students on HCI & older people. The key results of his research and co-supervision activities have been published in 7 journal papers (Journal Citations Report, Science and Social Sciences Edition) & in 2 conference papers, which won, respectively, the Best Technical and Refereed Paper Award in ACM-W4A (Web for Accessibility) and CIRN Community Informatics. He participated (2004-2010) in 8 EU-partially funded projects  on emerging digital technologies and coordinated the Work Package of evaluation in 6 of them. Sergio coordinated the proposal of an international 2-year project on digital games and older people (WorthPlay), funded with 246.000 euros. He has lectured HCI to graduate and/or undergraduate students at UPF, UC3M and UdL. He has also lectured Data Structures and Software Quality at UdL. With the help of Prof. Josep Blat, he forged the research area of HCI & older people at UPF.

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PhD Co-supervision

Rosales, A. (2014). Designing wearable and playful accessories to encourage free-play amongst school-aged children: conception, participatory design and evaluation. DTIC, UPF. Excellent Cum Laude. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Josep Blat & Dr. Sergio Sayago. Viva: 3-September. Panel: Prof. Dai Griffiths (Bolton University), Prof. M. Paloma Díaz (UC3M) and Dr. Narcís Parés (UPF)

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Academic positions held

Current - as of Sept 1 2014: Visiting tenure-track lecturer, Universitat de Lleida

2012-2014: Visiting post-doc (Alliance 4 Universities fellowship), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 2010-2012 Visiting post-doc (Beatriu de Pinós fellowship), University of Dundee (Scotland) 2009-2010 Visiting lecturer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona


Updated: May 2015