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 current research focuses on human activity sensing and recognition, affective computing, urban mobility, mobile and wearable interaction techniques, and multimodal interaction, unified by the goal of further understanding human behavior and emotion. While I draw on machine learning and cognitive (neuro)science methods, I typically combine this with qualitative methods.

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

   - Designing RCEA-VR accepted as LBW for CHI 2020. More details soon!
   - We are organizing Pre-CHI NL 2020 at CWI (Apr 3)
   - Will serve as AC for MobileHCI 2020
   - 2 full papers accepted to CHI 2020: RCEA and ThermalWear. More details soon!
   - We are organizing CHI 2020 MEEC WS (Apr 25)