Simo HOSIO - Tokyo College
Tokyo College Professor


Other Affiliation University of Oulu Period of stay July 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
01 Description of Research

In the age of AI, it becomes ever more important to focus on solutions that leverage the best of human cognition and machine intelligence. To this end, my work is in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and crowdsourcing, focusing on topics such as digital health and personal data management. We conduct research with authentic end users in collaboration with hospitals and clinics, and leverage both off-the-shelf solutions as well as bespoke technologies we develop for different field studies.

02 Short Biography

Visiting Researcher, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2022-2023.6
Academy Research Fellow, The Academy of Finland, 2022-present
Associate Professor, University of Oulu, Finland, 2020-present
Adjunct Professor, University of Oulu, Finland, 2017-2020
Visiting Researcher, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2016
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland, 2014
MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland, 2009
Visiting Researcher, Waseda University, Japan, 2007

03 Publications and Other Research Activities

I lead the Crowd Computing research group ( where we are interested in multiple topics focusing on HCI and Social Computing. Example publications:

Kuosmanen E, Huusko E, Van Berkel N, Nunes F, Vega J, Goncalves J, Khamis M, Esteves A, Ferreira D & Hosio S (2023)
Exploring Crowdsourced Self-Care Techniques: A Study on Parkinson’s Disease

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS), to appear.
Kheirinejad S, Visuri A, Suryanarayana S & Hosio S (2023)
Exploring mHealth Applications for Self-Management of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Survey of Features and Benefits
Heliyon, to appear.

Norihama S, Miyazaki S, Geng S, Shimojima G, Sato A, Hosio S & Yatani K (2023)
Evaluation of Input Methods in Chatbots for Interactive Stress Management (Japanese only)

Paananen V, Kuosmanen E, Lehtinen S & Hosio S (2023)
“See the Place with Different Eyes”: Fostering Empathy by Communicating Spatial Experience
In Proceedings of the ACM Media Architecture Biannale, (MAB ’23).
Van Berkel N, Shalawadi S, Evans MR, Visuri A  & Hosio S (2023)

A Longitudinal Analysis of Real-World Self-Report Data
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, (INTERACT ’23).

Yoshihiro T and Hosio S (2023)
Simulation-based IoT Stream Data Pricing Incorporating Seller Competition and Buyer Demands
IEEE Access

Sramek Z, Sato AJ, Zhou Z, Hosio S & Yatani K (2023)
SoundTraveller: Exploring Abstraction and Entanglement in Timbre Creation Interfaces for Synthesizers
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

Moilanen J, Van Berkel N, Visuri A, Gadiraju U,  Van der Maden W and Hosio S (2023)
Supporting Mental Health Self-Care Discovery Through a Chatbot
Frontiers in Digital Health – Digital Mental Health

Li J, Paananen V, Suryanarayana SA, Huusko E, Kuutila M, Mäntylä M and Hosio S (2023)
It’s Not the Real World, I Don’t Care Much: Investigating Twitter Profile Credibility Using an Online Tool
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’23)

Xu A, Zhou Z, Miyazaki K, Yoshikawa R, Hosio S and Yatani K (2023)
DIPA: An Image Dataset with Cross-cultural Privacy Concern Annotations
In the Open Science Track (Companion Proceedings) of the ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces  (IUI ’23)