Niels van Berkel


I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University College London, where I am part of the UCL Interaction Centre.

My research focuses on understanding human behaviour and preferences through methods such as crowdsourcing, ubiquitous sensing, or self-report – please see my publication overview for more details. I have a background in Computer Science and Interaction Design, and have been involved in the design and development of a wide variety of projects.

Find my up-to-date CV here. Please contact me for more information.

Latest news:

September 2019: My PhD thesis, “Data Quality and Quantity in Mobile Experience Sampling” is now available online!

May 2019: I will attend CHI 2019 (Glasgow, UK) and the accompanying “Where is the Human? Bridging the Gap Between AI and HCI” workshop.

April 2019: Thrilled to announce I will join University College London with a joint position at the UCL Interaction Centre and the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences.

October 2018: We will organise a workshop on Mobile Human Contributions at UbiComp 2018. Visit the workshop site for more information and submission details.

August 2018: I have been awarded a Google PhD Fellowship and will attend the PhD Fellowship Summit 2018.

April 2018: I will attend CHI 2018 (Montréal, Canada) and the accompanying Digital Food Lifestyles workshop.

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

September 2017: I will attend UbiComp 2017 (Maui, USA). Selected as student volunteer.

September 2016: I will attend UbiComp 2016 (Heidelberg, Germany) and the accompanying Ubiquitous Mobile Instrumentation workshop. Selected as student volunteer.

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

May 2016: I will attend CHI 2016 (San Jose, USA) and the accompanying Mental Health workshop.

September 2015: I will attend UbiComp 2015 (Osaka, Japan).