Niels van Berkel

I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, where I am part of the Interaction Design Lab. In my PhD research, I focus on active human sensing through ubiquitous devices, most prominently smartphones. A large portion of my work focuses on the methodological aspects of active data collection (e.g., Experience Sampling Method) – see my publication overview for more details. I have a background in interaction design and computer science, and have been involved in the design and development of a wide variety of projects.

Please contact me for more information. I am very happy to answer your questions and am open to future collaborations.

Research interests include: Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Crowdsourcing, Mobile Instrumentation, Social Computing.

Latest news:

ACM Computing Surveys

December 2017: Our literature review titled The Experience Sampling Method on Mobile Devices has been published in ACM Computing Surveys.

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September 2017: Present our work on the effect of gamification on self-report data quality and quantity at UbiComp 2017 (Maui, USA). Happy to be selected as a Student Volunteer.

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September 2016: Present our work on group dynamics and crowdsourcing for decision support at UbiComp 2016 (Heidelberg, Germany). Happy to be selected as a Student Volunteer.

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Summer 2016: Research internship at Microsoft Research in the Advanced Technology group (Redmond, USA).

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May 2016: Present our work on smartphone usage gaps and patient context in mental health at CHI 2016 (San Jose, USA).

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September 2015: Present our discussion on the long term usage of quantified-self applications at UbiComp 2015 (Osaka, Japan).