Abdallah El Ali

I am a human-computer interaction (HCI) researcher with a background in Cognitive Science. I am a tenure-track researcher at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), within the Distributed & Interactive Systems (DIS) group.

I'm currently leading research efforts within the Ubiquitious & Affective Computing group . Previously, I did my Postdoc at the HCI Oldenburg lab, part of the Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems group at the University of Oldenburg / OFFIS (Germany). I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), working at the Information and Language Processing Systems (ILPS) group.

My research falls at the intersection of HCI and Affective Computing. Specifically, my focus is on usable and effective emotion elicitation and annotation techniques across environments (VR/AR, mobile, wearables), with the end goal of further understanding human behavior and emotion.

M.Sc. student at a Dutch uni interested in HCI, AI, and/or IxD? Contact me.

   - Presented CHI 2020 paper ThermalWear virtually at GermanCHI 2020, DutchCHI 2020, and STT 2020
   - Gave invited guest lecture on temporal challenges in HCI and Affective Computing to Vrije Universiteit (VU) HCI course students.
   - Will serve on expert panel (June 20) at the Veem House reflecting on “I, Phone” mime performance
   - Will serve as Demo co-chair for IEEE AIVR 2020
   - Invited talk (May 27) to Cognito UvA for symposium ‘Brain Bytes: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, and beyond'
   - Designing RCEA-VR accepted as LBW for CHI 2020. preprint
   - Pre-CHI NL 2020 at CWI (Apr 3) cancelled due to COVID-19
   - Will serve as AC for MobileHCI 2020
   - 2 full papers accepted to CHI 2020: RCEA (preprint) and ThermalWear (preprint)
   - We are organizing CHI 2020 MEEC WS (Apr 25)