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Sergio Sayago is a postdoctoral HCI researcher. He holds a PhD Cum Laude in Computer Science and Digital Communication by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, 2009) and has 7 years of postdoctoral experience. Over the period 2014-2016, he was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at Universitat de Lleida (UdL). Prior to that, he was a postdoc in the Department of Computer Science at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, Spain, Alliance 4 Universities Fellowship) between 2012 and 2014, and in the School of Computing at University of Dundee (UoD, Scotland, Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship) from 2010 to 2012. Since 2004, he has been conducting Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) studies with older people (60+). He has conducted ethnographic, participant observational, and experimental design studies in computer clubhouses and adult educational centres in Barcelona, Madrid and Dundee (Scotland) over a 5-year period. He co-supervised three PhDs to completion during the period 2010-2016, and 28 final CS degree projects between 2006 and 2010. Sergio participated in 9 EU projects on emerging digital technologies (e.g., digital cineman, audiovisual entertainment), coordinating the Work Package of evaluation of 6 of these projects, during the period 2004-2010. 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 was the Co-PI of an international 2-year CERO project on digital games and the older population (WorthPlay), funded with 246K €. Sergio was instrumental in securing 15K 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). He is the first author of six of them (3 in Q2, 1 in Q3, 2 in Q4) and second author of the other 3 (2 in Q2, 1 in Q3). He has lectured (in Catalan, Spanish, and English) HCI / UX to graduate and undergraduate students at UPF, UC3M and UdL. He has also led and taught courses on Data Structures (in Java) and Software Quality Assurance at UdL. He is accredited (since April 2016) as an Associate Professor by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency.



Updated: September 2016
E-mail: ssayago81 at gmail dot com