Dr. Nadir Weibel

Dr. Nadir Weibel

Department of Cognitive Science
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California, USA.
 
Title of conference: "Technology in Context:  why should we keep the man in the loop?"
 
Dr. Weibel is originally from the southern and Italian part of Switzerland (Ticino). He holds a master in Computer Science and Engineering from ETH Zurich, where he also completed his Ph.D. in 2009. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Distributed Cognition and Human Computer Interaction Lab at the University of California San Diego.
 
His work on Human Computer Interaction is situated at the intersection of computer science, cognitive science, communication, and social sciences. He is studying the cognitive consequences of the introduction and the deployment of interactive multimodal and tangible devices.
 
His main interests ranges from software engineering to human computer interaction, including computer supported cooperative work, mobile and ubiquitous computing. In his past research he explored new ways of enhancing a seemingly mundane, but ubiquitous, resource such as paper to support everyday work, interaction and collaboration. During his Ph.D. he investigated how to support and extend the authoring and publishing infrastructure for Interactive Paper documents, providing distinctive ways of interweaving paper documents with digital materials.
 
He is currently looking at how to extend digital paper technology and other tangible interfaces to other aspects of cognition and HCI such as social networks, speech-language therapy, communication, multimodal interactions with large wall displays, and observational analysis tools.
 
For more information: http://ucsd.academia.edu/weibel
 
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