Prof. Dr. Luis LEIVA


Assistant professor in computer science

Department Département Informatique
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison du Nombre
6, Avenue de la Fonte
L-4364 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MNO, E03 0315-130
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 5513
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 35513

My research lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction. I'm a former postdoctoral scholar from Aalto University and research staff member (postdoctoral fellow) of the PRHLT research center at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). I'm also co-founder and former CTO of Sciling, a Spanish company specialized in Machine Learning solutions.

I got a PhD (with honors & international mention & extraordinary doctorate award) in Computer Science in 2012. I also got two BSc degrees —Industrial Design (2001) and Industrial Engineering (2005)— an MSc in Communications and Mobile Services Development (2006), and a MAS in Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (2008) from the UPV.
I have coauthored 2 granted patents and have participated in 15 research transfer projects, most of them being exploited today by private companies and public institutions. I have been a visiting researcher at the DFKI institute in Saarbrücken, the hciLab in Stuttgart, and the User Interfaces group in Helsinki. I also have been a visiting professor at FAMNIT (University of Primorska) in Slovenia.

I do multidisciplinary research at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Machine Learning. My main research area is Computational Interaction, where I combine computational thinking -- abstraction, automation, and analysis -- with data-driven models and methods to enable, explain, and support user interaction. My research vision is to make the most of computing systems using the least amount of information from the user.

Last updated on: jeudi 20 mai 2021

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See detailWhen Choice Happens: A Systematic Examination of Mouse Movement Length for Decision Making in Web Search
Brückner, Lukas; Arapakis, Ioannis; Leiva, Luis A.

in Proceedings of the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) (2021)

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See detailMy Mouse, My Rules: Privacy Issues of Behavioral User Profiling via Mouse Tracking
Leiva, Luis A.; Arapakis, Ioannis; Iordanou, Costas

in Proceedings of ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (2021)

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See detailInteractive Exploration of Large-scale UI Datasets with Design Maps
Leiva, Luis A.; Hota, Asutosh; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Interacting with Computers (2021)

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See detailHow We Swipe: A Large-scale Shape-writing Dataset and Empirical Findings
Leiva, Luis A.; Kim, Sunjun; Cui, Wenzhe; Bi, Xiaojun; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) (2021)

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See detailPantomime: Mid-Air Gesture Recognition with Sparse Millimeter-Wave Radar Point Clouds
Palipana, Sameera; Salami, Dariush; Leiva, Luis A.; Sigg, Stephan

in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (2021), 5(1),

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See detailAdapting User Interfaces with Model-based Reinforcement Learning
Todi, Kashyap; Bailly, Gilles; Leiva, Luis A.; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) (2021)

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See detailConversations with GUIs
Todi, Kashyap; Leiva, Luis A.; Buschek, Daniel; TIan, Pin; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) (2021)

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See detailEducational Videogame to Learn the Periodic Table: Design Rationale and Lessons Learned
Traver, V. Javier; Leiva, Luis A.; Martí-Centelles, Vicente; Jenifer, Rubio-Magnieto

in Journal of Chemical Education (2021)

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See detailGlimpse: A Gaze-Based Measure of Temporal Salience
Traver, V. Javier; Zorío, Judith; Leiva, Luis A.

in Sensors (2021), 21(9),

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