Heli Väätäjä

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Dr Heli Väätäjä

Professional Title: Researcher

Primary domain: Human-Computer Interaction, Crowdsourcing

Organization name: Tampere University of Technology

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Tampere - Finland


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Dr.Tech. Heli Väätäjä is a postdoctoral researcher and project manager in the group of Human-Centered Technology at the Department of Pervasive Computing, Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Her current research interests include mobile and ubiquitous HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), crowdsourcing, work related systems, user experience, and sensor and open data usage. Heli has a multidisciplinary background combining studies in HCI, signal processing, measurement technology, telecommunications, and animal behavior and training. She has worked on mobile journalism and mobile crowdsourcing of news content for over six years. Part of this work is summarized in her doctoral thesis “Framing the user experience in mobile newsmaking with smartphones” available at http://URN.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-15-3270-2. She has published over 30 academic peer-reviewed papers in the field of HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and Signal Processing. She has previously worked as a Research Engineer at Nokia Research Center (1995-2007) and as a Research Scientist at Technical Research Centre of Finland (1993-1995).