PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction (Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden)
Editor-in-Chief of ACM’s XRDS magazine
MSSc in Human-Computer Interaction (Uppsala University, Sweden)
BSc in Information Science (HTW Chur, Switzerland)
In February 2017, I started my PhD studies within the Health, Technology & Organisation (HTO) research group under the supervision of Associate Professor Åsa Cajander.
Since December 2017, I am also editor-in-chief of XRDS (pronounced crossroads), ACM’s quarterly magazine for PhD students within the Computer Science field. My amazing co-editor-in-chief is Gierad Laput from Carnegie Mellon University.
Education & Experience
After a basic education in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, my interest in information system design led me to the German-speaking part of the country, where I completed a Bachelor’s program in Information Science. Wishing to dig deeper into the social aspect of system design, I then enrolled in a Master’s program in Human-Computer Interaction at Uppsala University. It is there that my desire to do research on the use of ICT in the workplace developed. Following my degree, I remained employed part-time at Uppsala University as a teaching assistant at the Department of Information Technology. I concurrently took on an internship at the Uppsala University Library, where I conducted a usability study of a newly implemented cataloguing tool. A few months later, I was able to apply for my current PhD position, having gained some experience with qualitative field methods and significantly improved my speaking skills in Swedish.
When I am not working, chances are good you will find me training at the gym – my favorite remedy against stress. Otherwise, I will most likely be home behind a good book. An avid reader, I particularly enjoy diving into popular science literature, mystery novels and any piece of work even remotely relating to the 17th century.