I am Abdallah El Ali , but most call me Abdo. I am currently a Postdoctoral researcher in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems group at the University of Oldenburg / OFFIS (Germany).
My research methods and topics have been diverse, ranging from social media data mining to support urban exploration, developing sensor-based tracking technologies for behavior change, investigating core usability issues in 3D gesture based interaction across domains, to more qualitative research to better understand mobile users.
I spent a year between research positions working as a User Experience Designer at Osudio, a full-service e-commerce & consultancy agency in Amsterdam. There, I learned the ropes of coordinating with clients directly, understanding their business needs and KPIs, and helped them define optimal user experiences for their services. Before that, I received my doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam working at the Information and Language Processing Systems group, where I did extensive research in Human Computer Interaction.
Oldenburg, DEFeb 16, 2015 - Present
User Experience Designer
Amsterdam, NLJan 1, 2014 - Nov 27, 2014
Berlin, DEApr 1, 2012 - Jun 29, 2012
Finland, FIApr 26, 2011 - Jul 26, 2011
PhD., Computer Science
ILPS, Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam , University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, NLApr 1, 2009 - Nov 15, 2013
M.Sc., Cognitive Science
Amsterdam, NLSept 1, 2006 - Aug 29, 2008
B.A., Linguistics (English Language)
Beirut, LBSept 1, 2002 - Jun 24, 2006
Human Computer Interaction
Conference & Journal reviewer
Google NL Startup Week
UX Hackathon Amsterdam
AWESOME IT Symposium Program Chair