Vassilis Kostakos


Professor of Human Computer Interaction,
Deputy Director, CRE

Professor Vassillis Kostakos (PhD) is a computer scientist who works in the fields of human-computer interaction and the Internet of Things. His research focuses on how to model user behavior based on sensor data, and how to develop technologies that better understand and better respond to humans. His work combines user-centered design, machine learning, and mobile & smartphone-based technologies. He has previously led projects that study pedestrian mobility on city-scale, develop smartphone software for sensing users’ lifestyles, and large-scale analysis of social media. His main expertise is in smartphone sensing, context-aware computing, and behavior modelling.