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.

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

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

Latest news:

October 2018: We’ll be organising 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’ll be attending 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’ll be attending UbiComp 2017 (Maui, USA). Selected as student volunteer.

September 2016: I’ll be attending 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’ll be attending CHI 2016 (San Jose, USA) and the accompanying Mental Health workshop.

September 2015: I’ll be attending UbiComp 2015 (Osaka, Japan).