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Wijnand IJsselsteijn is a full professor of Cognition and Affect in Human-Technology Interaction at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has an active research program on the impact of media technology on human psychology, and the use of psychology to improve technology design. His focus is on conceptualizing and measuring human experiences in relation to digital environments (immersive media, serious games, affective computing, personal informatics) in the service of human learning, health, and wellbeing. He has a keen interest in the relation between data science, AI and psychology, and works on technological innovations (such as sensor-enabled mobile technologies, virtual environments) that make possible novel forms of human behavior tracking, combining methodological rigor with ecological validity.
Wijnand IJsselsteijn has a background in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuropsychology (MSc, Utrecht University). He obtained his PhD in 2004 on the topic of telepresence. He is a member of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, and is scientific director of the interdisciplinary Center for Humans and Technology at TU/e, which explicitly focuses on people- and value-centred perspectives of technology understanding, engineering, and design. Wijnand has published over 200 peer-reviewed academic papers in journals and conferences and has (co-)edited 10 volumes. His most recent co-edited book ‘Immersed in Media: Telepresence Theory, Measurement, and Technology’ appeared in 2015. His work has been supported through several industrial, national (NWO), and EU (FP6, FP7, H2020) grants. He is one of the leading scholars in his field with over 12000 citations (h-index: 55, i10 index: 131).
Two experience sampling studies examining the variation of self-control capacity and its relationship with core affect in daily lifeJournal of Research in Personality (2018)
Tell-Tale data: the value of self-tracked data for healthcare professionalsCHI '18: Workshop "A Short Workshop on Next Steps Towards Long Term Self Tracking" (2018)
Perceived drivers and barriers to the adoption of eMental health by psychologistsJournal of Medical Internet Research (2018)
Wear it or fear it4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2018 (2018)
Atmosphere in an urban nightlife settingScandinavian Journal of Psychology (2018)
- Sport motivation and sport performance
- Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Vitality
- Psychophysiology and Affective Computing
- Networks and security
- Human factors
- Design for Games & Play III; Playful Interactions
- Consultancy, Media Consultancy