SENSATE: Entropy-AWARE Instrumentation for Just-In-Time Anomalous Human Behaviour Interventions

The University of Oulu’s Center for Ubiquitous Computing has been awarded the prestigious Academy of Finland Research Fellow (2018-2023) to provide objective measures for identifying depression and systematically track its course over time. “The goal is to create a novel approach for identifying anomalous human behavior based on systematic behavioral...

New study: Semantic networks for enhancement of creativity

Human creativity generates novel ideas to solve real-world problems. This thereby grants us the power to transform the surrounding world and extend our human attributes beyond what is currently possible. Creative ideas are not just new and unexpected, but are also successful in providing solutions that are useful, efficient and...

The speed and security of future 5G applications are enhanced through artificial intelligence

Professor Jukka Riekki‘s research team at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, has received significant funding (500, 000 eur) to investigate the new possibilities offered by edge computing enhanced by artificial intelligence. The project will focus on the development of new technologies and applications around the 5G network, in which low...

Horizon 2020 project CUTLER: Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing has joined project CUTLER- Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency, financed by the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, under the Societal Challenges Pilar, and in response to call Co-Creation-06-2017: Policy-development in the age of big data: data-driven policy-making, policy-modelling and policy-implementation. CUTLER’s...

STOP: Sentient Tracking Of Parkinson’s – funded by the Academy of Finland ICT 2023 programme

Adjunct Professor Denzil Ferreira, at the Centre for Ubiquitous Computing has been awarded funding from the Academy of Finland’s ICT 2023 programme, for project STOP: Sentient Tracking Of Parkinson’s. About STOP: Effective monitoring of patients is technically challenging with wearables due to: 1) battery life is limited to a few hours...

Amorphis 360 Experience via Virtual Reality featured in Kaleva

Our research on Virtual Reality (VR) is featured in today’s edition of Kaleva. On the 23rd of September 2017, internationally acclaimed Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis, streamed its 360 Experience concert live, as a 360° video. Simultaneously, almost 30 test subjects took part in the University of Oulu’s distance concert...

UBICOMP in Industry Summit 2017

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing participates in the Industry Summit 2017,  between the 5-6th of October, at the Oulu City Theater. Ubicomp Researcher Toni Alatalo will be presenting some of the research results from the 6Aika AIA-  Open Innovation Platform of Six City Strategy project (A70202) funded by the ERDF...

Creativity, Innovation & Digital Fabrication for Business and Education – Boosting the Oulu Ecosystem

The Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, the INTERACT Research Group and the Martti Ahtisaari Institute at the University of Oulu are organising a seminar entitled: “Creativity, Innovation & Digital Fabrication for Business and Education – Boosting the Oulu Ecosystem”, to take place on the 15 of November 2017, from 09:00-16:00 in Linnanmaa Campus...

Nokia Ecosystem Day 2017

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing has taken part in the Nokia Oulu Ecosystem Day 2017, which took place on the 21st of September. Nokia Oulu Ecosystem Day carries on from last year’s Open Doors Demo Day event. This year, the main theme of the event was the introduction of 5G...

Simple Smart Sensor – S3 funded by TEKES TUTLI

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing has joined project S3- Simple Smart Sensor, financed by TEKES’ “New knowledge and Business from Research Ideas Programme – TUTLI” 2017 call. Nowadays, people are concerned and curious about the conditions of their surrounding environment. As an example, people are seeking for more information about...

Ubicomp’18: 2 Demos accepted by UBICOMP!

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing will be present this year at Ubicomp’18 in Singapore with 2 demos. Make sure to say hi! Demo: Enabling Mid-air Browser Interaction with Leap Motion In this demo paper, we assess the performance of using mid-air gestures for web browsing. We built a Google Chrome...

MobileHCI’18: 3 Demos accepted by UBICOMP!

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing will be present this year at ACM MobileHCI’18 with three demos. Make sure to visit! S3: Environmental Fingerprinting with a Credit Card-sized NFC Powered Sensor Board People have become more aware about their environment and pay more attention to conditions, e.g., air quality, and UV...
New study: Semantic networks for enhancement of creativity

New study: Semantic networks for enhancement of creativity

Human creativity generates novel ideas to solve real-world problems. This thereby grants us the power to transform the surrounding world and extend our human attributes beyond what is currently possible. Creative ideas are not just new and unexpected, but are also successful in providing solutions that are useful, efficient and...