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Sergio Sayago holds a PhD Cum Laude in Computer Science and Digital Communication by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, 2009). He has 7 years of postdoctoral experience. He was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at Universitat de Lleida (UdL) during the period (1-Sept) 2014-2016. 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 and participant observational studies in computer clubhouses and adult educational centres in Barcelona, Madrid and Dundee (Scotland) over a 5-year period. He co-supervised to completion three PhDs during the period 2010-2016, and 28 final degree projects between 2006 and 2010. Sergio participated in 9 EU-partially funded projects on emerging digital technologies, 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 wrote the proposal 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 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: July 2016
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