Abdallah El Ali

I am a Postdoctoral researcher in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Media Informatics and Multimedia Systems group at the University of Oldenburg / OFFIS (Germany). My current research focuses on improving pedestrian navigation and urban exploration using a combination of HCI and data mining methods. Recently, I have also started to do research in sensor-based behavioral tracking technology.

My research methods and topics have been diverse, ranging from social media data mining, investigating core usability and interaction issues in 3D gesture based interaction across domains, to more qualitative research to better understand mobile users and practices.

Before that, apart from a year away from research working as a UX Designer, I recieved my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), working at the Information and Language Processing Systems (ILPS) group part of the Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam. [read more]